Review from The Guardian
Review from The Telegraph
Watch “Rule Britannia” with Calleja on You Tube
Watch Calleja’s “Nessun Dorma” on YouTube
Watch “You’ll Never Walk Alone” on YouTube
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This was broadcast live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Yes, it’s the flag-waving music fest known as the Last Night of the Proms. It comes around with alarming regularity but each time has a slightly different twist. This year we have some orchestral pot boilers, some tenor pot boilers and the usual singalong patriotic songs with the feel-good factor. If, like me, you cannot be at the Albert Hall where the tickets were sold out months ago, you can watch the whole thing on television if you live in the right country, listen live on BBC radio 3 or on line, or attend one of the outdoor events details below.
Programme: Mark Simpson – sparks Suk – Towards a New Life Delius – Songs of Farewell Verdi – Un ballo in maschera – ‘Forse la soglia attinse … Ma se m’è forza perderti’ Massenet – Werther – ‘Pourquoi me réveiller?’ Bruch – Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor Puccini – Tosca – ‘E lucevan le stelle’ Puccini – Turandot – ‘Nessun dorma’ John Williams – Olympic Fanfare and Theme Dvořák – Overture ‘Carnival’ Shostakovich – The Gadfly – Romance Brodszky – The Toast of New Orleans – ‘Be my love’ Lara – Granada Rodgers – Carousel – ‘You’ll never walk alone’ Henry Wood – Fantasia on British Sea-Songs Elgar – Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major (‘Land of Hope and Glory’) Parry, orch. Elgar – Jerusalem The National Anthem * Nicola Benedetti violin * Joseph Calleja tenor * BBC Symphony Chorus * BBC Symphony Orchestra * Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
PROMS IN THE PARK
- London Hyde Park with BBC Big Band, Kylie, Alfie Boe et al. – 17.15 – 22.30 FAQ
- Caerphilly, Wales with Wynne Evans, Elin Manahan Thomas and cellist Laura van der Heijden, winner of BBC Young Musician 2012. – 19.45 – 22.30
- Glasgow, Scotland. Glasgow City Halls 19.30 buy tickets ( £10)
- Belfast, Northern Ireland. Titanic Slipways 19.30 The Ulster Orchestra and full supporting cast.
You can also be part of the Proms at selected cinemas
BigScreens@LiveSites bring 23 communities across the UK to life. The Big Screens are brought to you by the BBC, London 2012 and UK local authorities. Certain locations will be showing the Last Night of the Proms TV broadcast with seating, stewarding and printed song sheets, and in some cases with pre show live and local entertainment too: Bristol, Derby, Dover, Edinburgh, Leicester, Manchester, Norwich, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Salford and Swindon.
Find your nearest BBC Big Screen here
This year, for the first time ever, the Last Night of the Proms will be screened live in 3D in Cineworld and Odeon cinemas across the UK on Saturday 8 September. Eight specialist cameras will give audiences in cinemas the best seats in the house and provide an immersive experience. With key camera positions in front of the conductor, and a remote camera within the orchestra that rotates to 180 degrees and that can pan and tilt, audiences will feel that they are actually in the orchestra, with a 3D view of every individual instrument. Cineworld website. Odeon website