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With Jonathan Swain

Sir Simon Rattle and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment evoke two symbolic pairs of lovers in Berlioz's response to Shakespeare and Wagner's unearthing of a medieval Celtic legend. They're joined by accomplished soloists Violetta Urmana as Isolde and Ben Heppner as Tristan. Presented by Andrew McGregor.

Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet - Love Scene
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde - Act 2

Isolde.....................Violeta Urmana, soprano
Tristan...... .....................Ben Heppner, tenor
King Mark.................Franz-Josef Selig, bass
Brangäne......Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano
Melot......................Timothy Robinson, tenor
Kurwenal......................Henk Neven, baritone
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Sir Simon Rattle, conductor

Followed by highlights from last year's Mananan Festival, including:

Pott: Cello Sonata

Raphael Wallfisch (cello)
Stephen Coombs (piano).

3 hours

Last on

Thu 5 Aug 2010 14:00