Classical music
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Love and Duty

Part of Classical Season 2018/19

Can you enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Or do you have to compromise?

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment explores this question with sublime arias by Mozart and Gluck, sung by Czech soprano Magdalena Kozena.

The concert is constructed in an old-fashioned style, with operatic arias interceding the movements of Mozart’s passionate Symphony No.40.

Sweets songs of love from The Marriage of Figaro are contrasted with the challenges of duty laid bare in Mozart’s swansong, La Clemenza di Tito.

Performers

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Giovanni Antonini conductor
Magdálena Kozená mezzo-soprano

Repertoire

Mozart: Allegro molto (1st movement) from Symphony No.40
Gluck: O del mio dolce ardor from Paride ed Elena; Dance of the furies from Orfeo ed Euridice
Mozart: Recitative, Giunse alfin il momento from The Marriage of Figaro; Al desio di chi t'adora, K.577; Andante (2nd movement) from Symphony No.40
Haydn: Berenice, che fai (Scena di Berenice) - cantata for soprano & orchestra
Interval
Mozart: Menuetto, Allegretto (3rd movement) from Symphony No.40
Gluck: Di questa cetra in seno from Il Parnaso Confuso
Mozart: Deh, per questo istante solo from La clemenza di Tito; Finale, Allegro assai (4th movement) from Symphony No.40; Parto, parto, ma tu ben mio from La clemenza di Tito
Encores: -
Mozart: Recitative, Giunse alfin il momento

Dates & times

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where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£10 - £60
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

Multi-buy discount

£10, £25, £40, £60

Multi-buy discount
Book multiple Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment events in the same transaction and receive a discount: 2 – 3 events (15% discount); 4 – 7 events (20% discount); 8 or more events (25% discount). Events must be in the 2018/19 season. This discount is not available on Premium seats.

Concessions

25% (limited availability)
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need to know

Related events
Level 5 Function Room, Green Side, Royal Festival Hall at 6.15pm: pre-concert talk. Dr Roberts Samuels, Senior Lecturer in Music at our academic partners Open University, leads a discussion entitled Symphonies: Played With Love or Doing Their Duty? Admission free.

Ticketing
Book multiple Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment events in the same transaction and receive a discount.
2 – 3 events (15% discount)
4 – 7 events (20% discount)
8 or more events (25% discount)

Book an Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment event for a group of ten people or more and receive a 20% discount.

Under-35s receive a 50% discount. Please bring identification for proof of age.

Children and student £5 tickets are available for every concert.

These discounts, and the £5 tickets, are not available on top-price seats.