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Thu 29 September 2022
Werkstattbühne, Festspielhaus Bregenz

Festspielhaus, Bregenz hosts Aurora as Thomas Adès lays bare the music of François Couperin, fragments of the past meeting the present in kaleidoscopic explosions of colour.

Waltz through a glittering ball, enter a feverish dream, march to your own execution, and spin into dark delirium at a witches’ sabbath. Take on the opium-infused visions of a tortured artist haunted by unrequited passion in this of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique. Inspired by the composer’s own romantic infatuation with a young actress, this epoch-making work unfolds as a cinematic fantasy full of wild imagination and demonic madness, by turns gorgeous and grotesque. Premiered at the BBC Proms in 2019 as one of the most talked-about orchestral events of the past decade, we bring it across the water to Bregenz.