Out with the old and in with the new: what better way to celebrate, than with the BPO’s Viennese concert on New Year’s Eve?
Conductor Stephen Bell returns for an afternoon of musical fizz and fun, in a concert of favourites from the Strauss family and the wonderful world of Viennese operetta, and Christmas bonbons. He’s joined by the young operatic soprano Ellie Laugharne, fresh from English National Opera and Grange Festival – ‘honeyed, warm-spirited and riveting.’
Highlights include polkas by Johann Strauss, arias by Léhar and seasonal music by Rimsky-Korsakov and Prokofiev. Together with waltzes from the heady days of 19th century café society, it’s a perfect opportunity to sip a glass of champagne and welcome in the New Year.