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One of the more unusual concerts in our 2017/18 Visions, Illusions and Delusions season is The Corridors of Power, a mixture of Haydn and Mozart conducted by our old friend Ádám Fischer.
Firstly, we’ll performing something called a concert aria – effectively classical music’s equivalent of the short story. That’s Haydn’s Scena di Berenice, about a Queen caught up in the political turmoil of a foreign land.
Then, like they often did in the old days, we’re splitting the movements of our Mozart symphony so it surrounds some of the arias being performed.
To give you a preview, we’ve put some of the music together into this Spotify playlist.
We’ve also included a little treat from the concert’s mezzo-soprano, Stephanie d’Oustrac, singing something lovely by Jacques de La Presle.
The Corridors of Power
Tuesday 27 February, 2018 – Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre
Wednesday 28 February, 2018 – The Anvil, Basingstoke