Philharmonia Orchestra Audio Podcast
Step into the world of Duke Bluebeard's Castle and discover the work done behind the scenes to bring the Philharmonia Orchestra's production of Bartók's only opera to life. Directed by Nick Hillel of Yeast Culture and conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, this unique, new production features specially created films projected onto the set surrounding the orchestra. The production tours the UK and Europe in October and November 2011. A Philharmonia Orchestra, Rite Digital and Yeast Culture production. Co-commissioned by the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (Lisbon) and Konzerthaus Dortmund. Part of the Infernal Dance: Inside the World of Béla Bartók season, generously supported by the Meyer Foundation. For series and concert information, please visit our Bartók mini-site. (
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Watch our behind-the-scenes film as Esa-Pekka Salonen prepares for a performance of Sibelius’s ‘choral’ symphony, Kullervo, based on a dark tale from the Finnish epic, the Kalevala. Salonen travelled to Uppsala, Sweden to rehearse with the male choir, Orphei Drängar, who feature prominently in the piece. This concert opens the Philharmonia Orchestra's 2011/12 London Season at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall. Click here to learn more and book tickets.
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