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Beethoven the Revolutionary: The Creatures of Prometheus

Saturday 25 June 2022, 7.30pm
Cadogan Hall

Beethoven Leonore Overture No.3
Beethoven Ah, Perfido!, Scene and Aria for Soprano and Orchestra
Beethoven The Creatures of Prometheus, with narration written by Gerard McBurney

Sir Andrew Davis Conductor
Olivia Boen Soprano
John Suchet Presenter

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Join the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and John Suchet on a journey through the powerful and inspirational world of ‘Beethoven: The Revolutionary’. 

Beethoven lived through a time of extraordinary political upheaval – war and revolution had torn up the old aristocratic ruling system of Europe and the new United States of America. Beethoven fervently believed in democracy and the rights of the ordinary man. It is hard not to see those revolutionary ideas in his opera Fidelio, which tells the story of a man who has been imprisoned for his political ideas but is saved by the sheer determination of his wife, Leonore. Tonight Sir Andrew Davis conducts one of the four overtures that Beethoven composed for the opera, a powerful work which easily stands alone on the concert platform.

There is also surely no mistake in Beethoven’s choice to compose music for a ballet of the story of Prometheus – the god who defied Apollo to give humans the gift of fire. Sir Andrew Davis conducts the Orchestra in a performance that comprises multi-media and a visual experience created by Gerard McBurney.

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