Once Upon a Time in the West (London) - Ennio Morricone Plays Royal Albert Hall for a Fistful of Sterling

Posted: 21st December 2009
Ennio Morricone

One of the most celebrated composers of our lifetime will make a rare UK appearance next year at the Royal Albert Hall. Italian film soundtrack legend, Ennio Morricone, will appear at the iconic West London venue on Saturday April 10th.

Tickets will go on sale today (Monday 21st December) at 3pm. Sit down at this point - they cost £70 each.

Morricone shot to fame with his expressive and melancholic soundtrack work including the infamous Sergio Leone 'Spaghetti Westerns', 'The Good The Bad & The Ugly', 'A Fistful Of Dollars' and 'For A Few Dollars More', as well as classic scores for 'The Mission', 'Cosi Come Sei', 'Chi Mai' and the utterly eye-watering 'Once Upon A Time In The West'. Although he is in his early 80s, Morricone is still composing and has recently scored an Italian film (the controversial 'Baaria - La Porto Del Vento') for director Giuseppe Tornatore. He has won countless awards including Grammys, Golden Globes, BAFTAs and the esteemed Honorary Academy Award in 2007.

This date forms part of his gradual World Tour running since 2001. He last played the UK in Belfast in 2008.

Paul Pledger