Disney’s Fantasia: Live in Concert will return to London’s Royal Albert Hall next year following two highly successful sell-out performances earlier this month.
The production, which is licensed by Disney Music Publishing, includes animations from Walt Disney’s original 1940 Fantasia and Disney’s Fantasia 2000 plus a selection of magnificent music from both films including Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite.
Other iconic moments include Mickey Mouse’s dabbling with magic in Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and the mythical unicorns and winged horses that accompany Beethoven’s ‘Pastoral’ Symphony.
Jasper Hope, Chief Operating Officer at the Royal Albert Hall, said: “We are delighted to welcome back these live orchestral performances of Disney’s Fantasia at the Royal Albert Hall following our two sell-out shows in 2012.
“As these popular concerts demonstrated, even over 70 years since its original release, Disney’s stunning visuals and Stokowski’s timeless soundtrack continue to be treasured by audiences of all ages. It is a pleasure to be able to present this unforgettable cinematic experience again to an entirely new generation on the world’s most famous stage”
Walt Disney once said, “Fantasia is timeless. It may run ten, twenty, thirty years. Fantasia is an idea in itself. I can never build another. I can improve. I can elaborate. That is all”
Disney’s Jonathan Heely, Executive Producer of the program added, “Now 73 years later, these live performances of Fantasia are a way we can honour Mr. Disney’s vision while introducing new patrons young and old to the concert hall with the inspiring sounds of the symphony orchestra.”
Disney – Fantasia – Live in Concert, Saturday 16 November 2013 at 2.30pm and 7pm. Tickets £15 – £55 (booking fees apply) Box Office 020 7589 8212 www.royalalberthall.com