|News update - MCO performing at Proms 2017|
This afternoon the full line up for this year's Proms music festival at the Royal Albert Hall was announced with Monteverdi Choir & Orchestras and Sir John Eliot Gardiner performing two very different programmes on 2nd and 8th August.
Prom 25 (Late night): Reformation 500th anniversary Bach & Schütz
Wed 2 Aug at 22.15
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Bach’s austere and beautiful Lutheran cantatas stand in contrast to the lively rhythms and rich textures of Schütz’s music.
Johann Sebastian Bach
Prom 31: Berlioz – The Damnation of Faust
Tue 8 Aug, 19.30
Sir John Eliot Gardiner returns to the Proms with The Damnation of Faust, continuing his multi-season Berlioz series. Part opera, part cantata, this ‘dramatic legend’ is an epic retelling of the Faust story that captures the extremes of man’s ambition and folly in music by turns exquisite and grotesque.
American tenor Michael Spyres returns to the Proms in the title-role, with Swedish mezzo-soprano Ann Hallenberg as the innocent victim, Marguerite.
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