Berlioz’s Lélio

Conductor Joana Carneiro brings all her sense of theatre to this rare full performance of Berlioz’s Lélio by the BBC SSO at City Halls as part of their 18/19 Season!

Berlioz’s Lélio

About Berlioz’s Lélio

Lélio is a lover, a dreamer - and a composer. This is the extraordinary autobiographical musical drama that Berlioz composed in 1831 at the height of an unrequited love affair. It’s an utterly unique odyssey through Berlioz's imagination, told in some of his most flamboyantly original music. Conductor Joana Carneiro brings all her sense of theatre to this rare full performance, preceded by the composer’s Walter Scott-inspired Waverley overture, and Karen Cargill in the sensuous and dramatic solo cantata, The Death of Cleopatra.

Berlioz
Overture: Waverley

Berlioz
La mort de Cléopâtre*

Berlioz
Lélio or The Return to Life, Op.14b

Karen Cargill mezzo-soprano*
Andrew Tortise tenor
Sam Furness tenor
Neal Davies bass
Edinburgh Festival Chorus
Joana Carneiro conductor

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