WinkBall were at the Royal Albert Hall for the eleventh night of the Proms, 2012. It marks the start of the eight-week summer season of classical and orchestral music, plus other events, performed every day from July 13 to September 8.
Most of the events take place at the iconic Royal Albert Hall – though other venues include Cadogan Hall for the chamber concerts, and the Proms in the Park events across the UK to mark the last night.
The eleventh night celebrated Berlioz – The Trojans (225 mins of choral music and opera)
A huge undertaking on a par with Wagner's Ring, The Trojans has everything, says the newly knighted Antonio Pappano: 'a war story, a love story, a guy on a mission … it's a brilliant story! It is something I really feel personally about: its electricity, its grandeur and the incredible variety of musical forms are mind-boggling!'
WinkBall video reporters will be finding out from the attendees what makes the Proms such a great, unique British event, and more…