Richard Rodgers: Carousel – 'Soliloquy' (Last Night of the Proms)
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Last Night of the Proms: Carousel

In the lengthy Soliloquy, jobless carousel barker Billy Bigelow reflects on his impending fatherhood.

Daydreaming about having a son, Billy realises that he might acquire a daughter, and resolves to do what is needed to get money to provide for her - this sets off a criminal enterprise, with disastrous consequences for Billy.

It is sung by Gerald Finley at the Last Night of the BBC Proms, 2018.

  • 09 Sep 2018