J. R. R. Tolkien’s masterpiece in concert with orchestra, choir and the Tolkien Ensemble on the Oscar-winning music of Howard Shore, Annie Lennox, Enya and Ed Sheeran.
Billy Boyd sings his songs Edge Of Night from The Lord of the Rings and The Last Goodbye from The Hobbit as well as for the first time the unreleased song Before The Dawn for Peter Jackson!
The fantastic world of hobbits and elves from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings comes to the Eventim Olympia as a concert with symphonic orchestra and choir. In a two-hour evening performance, the legendary world of the Hobbits is brought to life in a unique musical event. From the threatening sounds of Mordor and the shrill attack of the black riders to the beautiful lyrical melodies of the elves – almost 100 performers will transform your city into a musical setting of Middle-earth.
The narrator and singer is Billy Boyd, who played Pippin in the film trilogy. Besides acting, Billy Boyd works also as a singer, musician and composer. He plays some musical instruments like guitar, bass and drums and sings both, baritone and tenor. In The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King he sang the song The Edge of Night (in the stage play The Steward of Gon-dor). He also composed and sang the song The Last Goodbye for the conclusion of the Hobbit trilogy The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
Howard Shore, who composed the music for the film trilogy The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, was awarded an Oscar for it. As with Richard Wagner’s Ring des Nibelungen, his leit-motifs let the audience feel in the flesh when the ring unfolds its power and corrupts the bearer of all power: a parable that fits perfectly into today’s age.
The press celebrates The Lord of the Rings & the Hobbit - the Concert as a “highly emotional and mythical experience” and praises: “Nearly 100 actors - from the well-playing orchestra to the vocal Shire Choir to the outstanding soloists - showed their commitment to transport the audience into Tolkien’s world-famous fantasy world... Whether bombastic with timpani and gongs or elven-like delicate flute tones: The well-known, Oscar-winning melodies by Howard Shore from the film trilogy were heard again and again, immediately providing the right “cinema in the head”... In the end, neither the audience nor the musicians held their ground on the chairs. The audience managed to get the actors on stage for three encores with standing ovations”.