Envoûtements – Orchestre de Paris
The Orchestre de Paris, the Philharmonie’s main resident ensemble, will perform two works, conducted by its music director Daniel Harding.
Based on the novel by the author and music critic Paul Griffiths, Let me tell you by Hans Abrahamsen is an extraordinarily delicate and colourful work, and has already established itself as a masterpiece of our times. It focuses on the Shakespearean character of Ophelia, with the soprano Barbara Hannigan portraying all her captivating beauty in a piece commissioned by the Berlin Philharmonic. Another major work, Berlioz’s Harold in Italy is inspired by a hero written by Byron, and owes its charm to its meandering, poetic style. The romantic reverie of the piece is superbly interpreted by the Prince of alto, Antoine Tamestit.