The Orchestra returned from its tour of Spain last week and headed straight to the recording studio with Scottish mezzo soprano Karen Cargill and SCO Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati.
During the 2011/12 Season, Robin Ticciati has continued to explore the work of Berlioz, following the critically-acclaimed Opening Concert which featured the composer's masterwork Symphonie Fantastique. This week, Ticciati and the Orchestra make their second Berlioz recording together, focusing on Les Nuits d'été, Love Scene from Romeo and Juliet and La Mort de Cléopâtre.
We captured Karen Cargill talking about Les Nuits d'été ahead of her November 2011 concert performances with the SCO. Watch the video below to find out why Berlioz's song-cycle is one of her favourites: