Romeo and Juliet

This year saw the biggest project so far in Orquestra XXI’s history, as we put together Berlioz’s genre-defying masterpiece “Roméo et Juliette”. A large-scale “dramatic symphony” for two choruses, large orchestra and soloists, it’s a piece that I first came across when I started working with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, and had to conduct the semi-chorus at the Proms. So it was an amazing experience to come back to this piece and now conduct the whole thing with such great soloists (Anna Stéphany, João Pedro Cabral and Stephan Loges) and with an expanded Orquestra XXI!