Experience the bold and electrifying rhythms of The Rite of Spring from the comfort of your own home.
Following a critically acclaimed UK tour in Autumn 2017, Christopher Hampson's The Rite of Spring is now being broadcast in full for free to audiences in the UK on BBC iPlayer.
The performance was filmed at The Festival Theatre, Edinburgh in October and is available to stream online until 5 February 2018.
Running time: Approx. 35 minutes.
Age guidance: 12+ (Contains some scenes of violence).
DELVER DEEPER INTO THE RITE OF SPRING
Igor Stravinsky wrote The Rite of Spring for Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes company. It caused sensation when first performed in 1913 as it was unlike anything ballet audiences had heard before. It is now considered to be one of the most influential musical works of the 20th century.
The Rite of Spring is in turns delicate, aggressive, rhythmic and dissonant, and uses a big orchestra to full effect. Click below to listen to 2 extracts from the score.