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Respighi & Dallapiccola + free drink

Respighi & Dallapiccola + free drink

Date: Sun 5 Jun
Time: 19:00
Sir Antonio Pappano

Ángeles Blancas Gulin Mother
Eric Greene Prisoner
Stefano Secco Gaoler / Grand Inquisitor
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey chorus director
London Symphony Orchestra

Celebrate our patron, Her Majesty The Queen, and our incoming Chief Conductor as he champions one of the unsung masterpieces of 20th-century opera - Luigi Dallapiccola's shattering Il prigioniero.#

'I was alone ... there was darkness in this cell, darkness in my heart.' Locked in a dungeon, and far beyond all human help or consolation, the Prisoner dreams of freedom. But no prison, it seems, can trap him more surely than his own hopes and fears. Sir Antonio Pappano conducts a rare concert performance of Luigi Dallapiccola's gripping 1949 opera.

Exclusive to Student Pulse bookers, get a free drink with your ticket when you book for an LSO concert on 2 or 5 June.

Collect a drinks voucher with your ticket on the night of the concert, and take it to the Theatre Bar on Level -1 or the Circle Bar on LeveL G to swap for a free beer, wine or soft drink.

One drink per customer. Please note, drinks cannot be taken into the Concert Hall. We recommend arriving early, or enjoying your drink during the interval.
And gripping really is the word: set in the 16th century but drenched in the atmosphere of film noir, Dallapiccola's opera tells a story that never becomes any less relevant, in music that broods, glitters, and cuts straight to the core of an eternal human tragedy. For Pappano, it's one of the undervalued masterpieces of 20th-century opera; a piece that demands to be heard, but which is almost completely unknown in the English-speaking world. With the full London Symphony Chorus and a hand-picked cast, perhaps that's about to change.

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This Event is at Barbican

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