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Handel: Alcina (Act 3)/Beethoven, Dvorak, Mahler

2 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 16 October 2009

Handel Operas 2009

Jonathan Swain presents Act 3 of Handel's Alcina. Can the faithful Bradamante rescue her beloved Ruggiero from the clutches of the enchantress Alcina on her magic island?

Handel: Alcina (Act 3)

Alcina ...... Arleen Auger (soprano)
Ruggiero ...... Della Jones (mezzo-soprano)
Morgana, Alcina's sister ...... Eiddwen Harrhy (soprano)
Bradamante ...... Kathleen Kuhlmann (contralto)
Oberto ...... Patrizia Kwella (soprano)
Oronte ...... Maldwyn Davies (tenor)
Melisso ...... John Tomlinson (bass)
Opera Stage Chorus
City of London Baroque Sinfonia
Richard Hickox (conductor)

Magical Mystery Tour:

Continuing a series of music about sorcery and the supernatural.

Beethoven: Piano Sonata in D minor, Op 31, No 2 (The Tempest)
Fazil Say (piano)

Dvorak: The Noon Witch
Berlin Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert (conductor)

Mahler: Das Klagende Lied
Melanie Diener (soprano)
Christianne Stotijn (mezzo-soprano)
Nikolai Andrei Schukoff (tenor)
Markus Werba (baritone)
Radio France Chorus
French National Orchestra
Daniele Gatti (conductor).


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