Tuesday, 22 November 2011

A spectacular evening at the Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall is one of the most famous venues in the world, regularly presenting some of the best known performers in a range of genres on its stage. From classical music concerts to rock and pop, from opera and ballet to circus, from community events to tennis, the Hall’s programme is  incredibly diverse.  

We spent a wonderful evening there on Sunday to see the Classical Spectacular concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by John Rigby. The music was outstanding and included arias from Puccini’s La Boheme and Nessun Dorma, Verdi’s La Traviata and Aida and Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance as well as many other popular favourites. The evening concluded with some much-loved pieces such as Rule Britannia and Jerusalem which induced the audience into finally waving their flags with abundance. The piece d’resistance was the finale which featured the 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky in all its magnificence and aided by  lasers, lights, fireworks and cannons, finished with hundreds of red, white and blue balloons cascading over the audience.  A very moving occasion and certainly makes you proud to be British. These concerts are put on at least twice a year and definitely not to missed.

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