Unbridled Passions, featuring works by Hector Berlioz

Organised by: The Philharmonic Orchestra, Singapore
  • Date:
    13 Sep 2022
  • Time:
  • Duration:
    Approx. 1h 45min with a 15min interval
  • Venue:
    Esplanade Concert Hall
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  • Language:
    English, French
  • Admission:
    Standard: $48, $38, $28, $18
    Esplanade Box: $48
    Premier Box: $48
    Restricted View: $48, $38, $28

  • Advisory:
    7 years old and above


The Philharmonic Orchestra presents Unbridled Passions - selections from the oeuvre of French Romantic icon Hector Berlioz: Les nuits d'été (Summer Nights) and Symphonie fantastique.

Featuring acclaimed soprano Teng Xiang Ting, Les nuits d'été is a unique series of six songs with orchestra, an intimate, inspired introspection on love and loss, setting poems of Théophile Gautier to Berlioz's music. It is a hidden gem, celebrating love, life, loss, and liberation.

In stark contrast, the semi-autobiographical Symphonie fantastique embodies the fiery young Frenchman's infatuation with English Shakespearean actress Harriet Smithson, hurling the audience headlong into a wild journey of opium dreams, open pastures, and the diabolical underworld.

The Philharmonic Orchestra
Lin Juan, Conductor
Teng Xiang Ting, Soprano

Les nuits d'été
Symphonie Fantastique

Unbridled Passions, featuring works by Hector Berlioz