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Presented by Louise Fryer.

Including excerpts from the large-scale works of Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky, and to mark the 150th anniversary of Puccini's birth, the seminal 1956 recording of Tosca with Renata Tebaldi as the tragic heroine.

2.00pm
Puccini: Tosca
Floria Tosca ...... Renata Tebaldi (soprano)
Mario Cavaradossi ...... Richard Tucker (tenor)
Baron Scarpia ...... Leonard Warren (baritone)
A Sacristan ...... Fernando Corena (bass)
Spoletta ...... Alessio De Paolis (tenor)
Cesare Angelotti ...... Clifford Harvuot (bass)
Sciarrone ...... George Cehanovsky (bass)
A Shepherd ...... Peter Mark (altus)
A Gaoler ...... Calvin Marsh (bass)
Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra
Dimitri Mitropoulos (conductor)

3.10pm
Prokofiev: Cinderella, Op 87 (excerpts)
Deborah Bull (speaker)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Davis (conductor).

3 hours

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