“Gloire à DiDonato”: Les Troyens takes Strasbourg by storm

Berlioz: Les Troyens *****

Salle Erasmé, Strasbourg, 17th April 2017

Performances of Berlioz’s epic opera in two parts, Les Troyens, are rare events. Substantially shorter than Wagner’s Ring, it is nonetheless staged far less frequently. Although there was no production to be had in the pretty city of Strasbourg this Easter weekend, a pair of concert performances with a stellar line-up had Francophile operagoers drooling in anticipation. Berlioz specialist John Nelson conducted the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg in the complete score – not a single note was cut – the result was a triumph.

Joyce DiDonato and John Nelson
© Gregory Massat

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