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The best opera and classical in July 2019—the Proms and Noye’s Fludde

Plus Die Zauberflöte at Glyndebourne

Benjamin Britten's Noye's Flood

Benjamin Britten's Noye's Flood

Prom 13: Des canyons aux étoiles, Sakari Oramo & BBCSO, Royal Albert Hall, 28th July

Major anniversary focuses at this year’s BBC Proms include Berlioz, pioneering Venetian composer Barbara Strozzi and Queen Victoria. But the highlight of July is a modern masterpiece. Inspired by the landscape of Utah, Olivier Messiaen’s Des canyons aux étoiles… is an ecstatic musical meditation on nature and the divine. Across 12 movements and 100 minutes, he conjures sonic visions of deserts, rustling with sand, towering rock faces flushing…

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