Past event: Playing with fire

Aurora explores the pursuit of power – and its consequences – in a programme inspired by the figure of Prometheus, who dared to steal fire from the gods. Featuring soloist Marcus Farnsworth, this theatrical concert charts a course from the Greek myth which inspired Beethoven to the ‘modern Prometheus’ of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, whose shadow looms large over HK Gruber’s surreal masterpiece. At once ravishing, fearsome, hilarious and sharply satirical, Frankenstein!! offers a truly unique partner to Beethoven’s monumental fifth symphony.