Barockestra: Rocking the Classics (3 stars)

This article is from 2010.

Barockestra: Rocking the Classics

Enthusiastic rock take on well-known classical pieces

Rock interpretations of well-known classical pieces from Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky and the like featuring a full rock band, opera singer and ballerinas to give a foot-tapping tour of the greats. Overlaid with a cheesy humour that you could only expect from ‘baroque’n’roll’ front man Steve Grant’s enthusiasm is catching, and while the show certainly caters for a select taste there is no doubting the talent of the musicians involved.

New Town Theatre, 0844 477 1000, until 29 Aug, 10.10pm, £11–£12 (£9–£10).

Barockestra: Rocking the Classics

  • 3 stars

Barockestra gives you dynamic rock interpretations of familiar classical hits from the past masters - Mozart, Bach, Beethoven and friends. A show-stopping live act combining five great rock musicians, a great, robust, male virtuoso and a stunning female opera soprano, complete with four beautiful ballet dancers.


1. Glynis26 Aug 2010, 4:23pm5 stars Barockestra: Rocking the Classics Report

Saw the Barockestra show last night and was blown away. Loved the way they played on the links between classical and modern music, loved the humour and the sheer spectacle of this brilliant show. The atmosphere was great, they had everyone clapping and they got a standing ovation at the end. This is well worth seeing and my 'best show' of the Festival this year. Where else can you listen to great music plus watch ballet and hear opera all set to rock music. This has got everything and Swan Lake will never be the same. That was my ultimate favourite bit. This show deserves to go on to great things

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