Dame Harriet Walter says she “can’t wait” to perform in Last Night Of The Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.
The stage and screen star, 71, will perform Sibelius’ Snofrid, in a new translation by Edward Kemp, with a choir in collaboration with BBC Singers and BBC Symphony Chorus on 10 September.
Dame Harriet, who played Dasha, the retired Soviet gymnast opposite Jodie Comer’s Villain in Killing Eve, said: “I have to confess that I’ve only ever seen Last Night of the Dead. The Proms on TV.
“Now I not only get to participate physically, but also perform in that suspenseful space with the BBC Symphony & Choir, BBC Singers and Dalia Stasevska.
“I have loved Sibelius since I first heard Finlandia in my 20s and Snofrid has all his lyrical and dramatic energy. I can’t wait to be a part of it.”
This year’s festival finale is led by the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s main guest conductor, Dalia Stasevska and will include all “The Last Night’s traditional favorites”, the BBC said.
The concert will also feature soprano Lise Davidsen and cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason in “party parts” by Verdi, Wagner and Coleridge-Taylor, as well as rising British composer James B. Wilson.
This year, the Proms return for an eight-week season starting July 15, with 84 concerts featuring more than 3,000 musicians.
It saw the return of international orchestras including the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Kirill Petrenko, the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Yannick Nezet-Seguin and the Australian World Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta.
It also features a large-scale repertoire, unheard of at the festival since 2019, from Verdi’s Requiem to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, performed by Chineke! Orchestra and Vocals under Kevin John Edusei.
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BBC Proms also features the newly formed Ukraine Freedom Orchestra – conducted by Ukrainian-Canadian conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson – consisting of now-refugee musicians and Ukrainian members of the European Orchestra. Europe.
The BBC says the full repertoire for Last Night of the Proms will be announced in due course.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/dame-harriet-walter-will-perform-at-last-night-of-the-proms-41924238.html Dame Harriet Walter to perform at Last Night of the Proms