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Royal Albert Hall
Londres
Angleterre

Construction: 1871
Topologie du théâtre
Nombre de salles actives: 1
Salle 1: (5544)    1871 - Actif
Accès
En métro: Gloucester Road, High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge, South Kensington
En bus: 9, 10, 52, 360, 452
Adresse: Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP
Evolution
Bâtiment:
Nom: The hall was originally supposed to have been called The Central Hall of Arts and Sciences, but the name was changed by Queen Victoria to Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences when laying the foundation stone as a dedication to her deceased husband and consort Prince Albert.
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(5544)    1871 - Actif

Le Royal Albert Hall est l'une des salles de spectacles les plus célèbres au monde. Inauguré par la reine Victoria en 1871, cette salle opère en tant qu'organisme de bienfaisance et à ce titre ne reçoit aucun financement public. Chaque année, il accueille plus de 360 spectacles, de musique classique, de jazz, de musique du monde, de cirque, de rock, de pop, d'opéra, de danse, de comédie, de tennis, ainsi que des dîners et des cérémonies de remise de prix, sans oublier le festival de l'Acte du Souvenir de la Royal British Legion.

The Royal Albert Hall, which was originally going to be called the Central Hall, was built to fulfil the vision of Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria, to be used to promote understanding and appreciation of the Arts and Sciences. It was to stand in the heart of the South Kensington estate, which was to be developed with the profits of the Great Exhibition of 1851.

When Prince Albert died of typhoid fever in 1861, all plans for the building were put on hold until they were rekindled by Albert’s collaborator on the Great Exhibition, Henry Cole.

The design of the Hall is inspired by Cole’s visits to ruined Roman Amphitheatres and it was originally intended to accommodate 30,000 people, which was eventually reduced to 7,000 for financial and practical reasons, and today, due to modern fire regulations, to around 5,500.

Work started in April 1867 and the Hall was opened on March 29 1871 by Queen Victoria, renamed in Prince Albert’s memory to the Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences. When Victoria opened the Hall she was so overcome by emotion that the Prince of Wales had to speak in her place; her only recorded comment on the Hall was that it reminded her of the British constitution.

The Hall’s main auditorium is 185 feet wide by 219 feet long and is covered by a glazed dome. The sheer size of the enclosed space coupled with the reflection of sound from the glass roof above created a significant echo which was only finally resolved in the late 1960s with the addition of multiple acoustic saucers, often referred to as the Royal Albert Hall mushrooms.

The hall was originally supposed to have been called The Central Hall of Arts and Sciences, but the name was changed by Queen Victoria to Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences when laying the foundation stone as a dedication to her deceased husband and consort Prince Albert.


Musical
Revival

5) Phantom of the Opera (The) (Revival)

Joué durant  

Nb de représentations: 3 représentations
Première preview: sam. 01 octobre 2011
Première: sam. 01 octobre 2011
Dernière: dim. 02 octobre 2011

Metteur en scène: Laurence Connor •  
Chorégraphe: Gillian Lynne •  
Avec: Ramin Karimloo as 'The Phantom' , Sierra Boggess as 'Christine'. Barry James as 'Monsieur Firmin', Gareth Snook as 'Monsieur Andre', Liz Robertson as 'Madame Giry' and Wynne Evans as 'Piangi' together with a cast and orchestra of over 200 and some special guest appearances 

Commentaire: Performances at the Royal Albert Hall to celebrate the show's 25 years  (plus) 

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Musical
Concert

4) Kristina fran Duvemala (Concert)

Joué durant  

Première preview: mer. 14 avril 2010
Première: mer. 14 avril 2010
Dernière: mer. 14 avril 2010

Metteur en scène: Lars Rudolfsson •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: Helen Sjöholm (Kristina), Russell Watson (Karl Oscar), Louise Pitre (Ulrika), Kevin Odekirk (Robert) and a chorus of 24 singers 

Commentaire: This was an opera based on the novels of Wilhelm Moberg and had first been performed in a four-hour version in Sweden in 1995. In spite of it being completely unlike anything else in the ABBA canon it had been an enormous success in Stockholm. This shortened version, in an English translation, was given a one-night only concert performance at the Royal Albert Hall – to a sell-out audience and a standing ovation. Several critics expressed surprise that something so gloomy and drawn out could evoke such an enthusiastic audience response.  (plus) 

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Musical
Revival

3) King and I (The) (Revival)

Joué durant  2 semaines

Première preview: ven. 12 juin 2009
Première: sam. 13 juin 2009
Dernière: dim. 28 juin 2009

Metteur en scène: Jeremy Sams •  
Chorégraphe: Jerome Robbins •  
Avec: Maria Friedman (Anna), Daniel Dae Kim (King), Jee Hyun Lim (Lady Thiang), Yanle Zhong (Tuptim), Ethan Le Phong (Lun Tha), Michael Simkins (Sir Edward), David Yip (Kralahome), Stephen Scott, Miwa Saeki, Azumi Ono, Victoria Sahakian Rogers, Yo Santhaveesuk Ho Yi 

Commentaire: This was a huge spectacular production with a cast of 45 adults and 77 children, and the 40-strong Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, not to mention the impressive (indoor!) fireworks display. There was special praise for Maria Friedman and for Daniel Dae Kim (better known from the cult TV series “Lost”).  (plus) 

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Musical
Concert

2) Chess (Concert)

Joué durant  

Nb de preview: 0 previews
Nb de représentations: 2 représentations
Première preview: Inconnu
Première: lun. 12 mai 2008
Dernière: mar. 13 mai 2008

Metteur en scène: Aucun •  
Chorégraphe: Aucun •  
Avec: Anatoly Sergievsky … Josh Groban
Florence Vassy … Idina Menzel
Frederick Trumper … Adam Pascal
Svetlana Sergievsky … Kerry Ellis
The Arbiter … Marti Pellow
Alexander Molokov … David Bedella
Walter De Courcy … Clarke Peters 

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Musical
Revival

1) Show Boat (Revival)

Joué durant  1 semaine

Nb de représentations: 18 représentations
Première preview: sam. 10 juin 2006
Première: mar. 13 juin 2006
Dernière: dim. 25 juin 2006

Metteur en scène: Francesca Zambello •  
Chorégraphe: Arthur Pita •  
Avec: Magnolia ... Elena Shaddow
Queenie ... Angela Simpson
Julie ... Rebecca Thornhill
Parthy Ann Hawkes ... Jenny Galloway
Captain Andy ... David Burt
Gaylord Ravenal ... John Owen-Jones
Joe ... Mark Coles
Ellie ... Emma Dodd
Frank ... Steve Elias
Sheriff Vallon/Radio Man ... Steve Deveraux
Jake ... Seann Alderking
Landlady ... Sarah Ingram
Mother Superior ... Susie Fenwick
Windy ... Hugh Futcher
Steve ... Jarrod Carland
Pete/Backwoodsman ... Gareth Snook 

Commentaire: With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and a cast of 71 (excluding children!) this was a massive spectacle, and the first time a fullscale musical had been presented at the Royal Albert Hall (although some operas had been performed in the past.) It was highly successful.  (plus) 

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