Valentine’s Day presents the perfect opportunity to take a pause and focus on someone special. Enjoy an a selection of classical music’s most romantic pieces of music ever written, from the worlds of film, opera and ballet. From scores inspired by Shakespeare’s tale of two star-crossed lovers, including Prokofiev’s powerful ballet suite and themes from the Romeo and Juliet films of Franco Zefferelli and Baz Luhrmann, to modern tearjerkers from Miss Saigon and Titanic, the evening is all set for your romantic rendezvous.

Works and composers

Tchaikovsky Grand Pas de Deux from The Nutcracker
J Stauss II Liebeslieder
Jarre Lara's Theme from Doctor Zhivago
Massenet Méditation from Thaïs
Horner My Heart Will Go On from Titanic
J Williams Across the Stars: Star Wars Love Theme
Puccini O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi
C Armstrong Romeo and Juliet Balcony Scene
Schoenberg/Boublil I'd Give My Life For You from Miss Saigon
Rota Romeo and Juliet Love Theme
Zimmer Tennessee from Pearl Harbour
Mozart Voi che sapete from The Marriage of FIgaro
Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet Ballet Suite
Forrest, with her silvery tone, sounded exquisite in Purcell’s If Music Be the Food of Love... breathtaking at the close as her voice floated heavenwards
The Guardian