March 14, 2012 (posted 12/31/2012)

We all know that there was a Doctor Who Prom that David appeared in via the big screen but did you know that David made an appearance at the 2003 Proms!

On July 23, 2003, at the Royal Albert Hall, 10:00 pm Prom number 08 Felix Mendelssohn's Antigone,Op55, a Proms premiere in fact. The conductor was Richard Hickox and Roderick Williams and Stephan Loges were the featured soloists.  The director and translator of the original German was
Eugenia Arsenis.

The evening featured the City of London Sinfonia and the BBC Singers and BBC Men's Chorus.

Mendelssohn written melodramas (music supporting individual spoken lines) like A midsummer Night's Dream, which David performed with the Sinfonia in 2001.

The performers this evening for Antigone were: 

Brian Protheroe - Creon 
Zoë Waites - Antigone
Kate Duchêne - Ismene
David Tennant - Haemon
David Calder - Chorus Leader/Messenger/Servant
John Carlisle - Tirésias

David's performance was mentioned in The Independent:

"David Tennant (a believably young Haemon) could well belong in that august company . . ."

The set consisted of a bower to the left, a single tree to the right.