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Thomas Adès Three Studies from Couperin
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique (from memory)

Nicholas Collon conductor
Aurora Orchestra


Thu 29 September 2022, 6pm & 9pm (CEST)
Werkstattbühne, Festspielhaus Bregenz
Tickets €38-€76

Festspielhaus, Bregenz hosts Aurora as Thomas Ades 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 make our debut at the Elbphilharmonie.