BBC Proms is pleased to announce that actress Dame Harriet Walter will be performing at the Last Night of the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 10 September.
Harriet Walter will perform in Sibelius’s ‘Snöfrid’, a melodrama for narrator, choir and orchestra, in a new translation by Edward Kemp. The choir will comprise of the BBC Singers and the BBC Symphony Chorus.
Harriet Walter said: “I have to confess I’ve only ever watched the last night of the Proms on TV. Now I not only get to physically attend, but I get to perform in that thrilling space with the BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, the BBC Singers and Dalia Stasevska! I have loved Sibelius since I first heard ‘Finlandia’ in my 20s and ‘Snofrid’ has all of his lyricism and dramatic energy. I can’t wait to be a part of it.”
The Last Night of the Proms is the world-famous annual celebratory classical music event that concludes the BBC Proms season. This year’s festival finale is led by BBC Symphony Orchestra Principal Guest Conductor Dalia Stasevska, who hosts a concert that features soprano Lise Davidsen and cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, in a programme which includes works by Verdi, Wagner and Coleridge-Taylor, a world premiere by rising British composer James B. Wilson, and all the traditional Last Night favourites.
The full repertoire for the event will be announced in due course.
More information can be found here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e4x5q9