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  • Classical Source

    The LSO played with its customary virtuosity, the London Symphony Chorus made an impressively deep-toned sound, and it was a delight to hear the fresh young voices of the 12 students from the Guildhall School of Music who comprised the semi-chorus.
  • Four stars

    Seen and Heard

    Gergiev’s reading was truly operatic. ... I left in little doubt that Gergiev and his orchestra are as fine a team of representatives as Berlioz could want.

Cast & creative team


  • Conductor
    Valery Gergiev
  • Mezzo-soprano
    Olga Borodina
  • Tenor
    Kenneth Tarver
  • Bass-baritone
    Evgeny Nikitin
  • Orchestra
    London Symphony Orchestra
  • Chorus
    London Symphony Chorus
  • Chorus
    Guildhall Singers
  • Chorus Director
    Simon Halsey


  • Hector Berlioz