Join Joyce DiDonato, John Nelson and Michael Spyres in conversation with Gramophone
Erato's new recording of Berlioz's The Trojans to be launched at Foyles with its conductor and two leading characters
To coincide with the release, by Erato, of a new recording of Berlioz’s epic opera, Les Troyens ('The Trojans'), Gramophone’s Editor in Chief, James Jolly, talks to the set’s conductor John Nelson alongside the Dido, Joyce DiDonato, and Aeneas, Michael Spyres.
This new Erato recording of the complete, uncut score of Les Troyens is drawn from two concert performances that took place over the Easter weekend in April 2017 in the city of Strasbourg in eastern France. A magnificent cast of singers assembled under the baton of John Nelson - an acknowledged master of Berlioz’s music who has conducted Les Troyens more frequently than anyone else over a period of more than 40 years.
The conversation will take place at Foyles’ 107 Charing Cross Road, London branch on Sunday, November 26 from 4.30pm.
Tickets from Foyles: £8 per ticket or £5 for Foyalty members (membership is free).
Come along for an insight into the artistry of what Forum Opéra described as ‘the musical event of the year’ where you can also meet the artists and purchase a copy of the set which you can have signed.
The event will also be streamed by medici.tv.
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