Disney’s Fantasia Live Returns to the Albert Hall in 2013
Following on from 2012’s hugely successful and popular shows and described as ‘a magical treat for the eyes and the ears’, Disney’s Fantasia: Live in Concert returns to the Hall for the whole family to enjoy on Saturday 16th November 2013 due to phenomenal demand and with some brand new content.
Disney shares one of its crown jewels of feature animation showcasing selections from Walt Disney’s original 1940 Fantasia and Disney’s Fantasia 2000 featuring a selection of the magnificent repertoire from both films including Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite and, performed and screened simultaneously for the first time in the UK, Ponchielli’s Dance of the Hours, the great ballet of hippos, elephants, ostriches, and alligators. Other iconic moments from Disney’s stunning footage, such as Mickey Mouse as he dabbles in magic in Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and the mythical unicorns and winged horses that accompany Beethoven’s ‘Pastoral’ Symphony, will also be shown in HD on the big screen. With live underscore by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, and conducted by Ludwig Wicki, this is another chance to relive this timeless classic for a unique cinematic experience in the majestic setting of the Royal Albert Hall.
Disney’s Fantasia is the latest film to be promoted by the Hall with a live orchestra as part of its extensive public benefit remit. It follows the successful sold out performances of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Matrix, West Side Story and will follow the European premiere of the 60th birthday celebrations of Singin’ in the Rain in March.
For more information, visit The Royal Albert Hall website.