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2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 13 October 2011

Katie Derham presents the Vienna State Opera's production of Cardillac, Hindemith's arresting murder-mystery opera from 1926. Based a short story by ETA Hoffmann, 17th-century Paris is all a-twitter at the violent death inevitably meeted out in suspicious circumstances to anyone who buys a trinket made by the master goldsmith Cardillac. Who is the murderer? Surely not Cardillac himself?

Opera Matinee
Hindemith: Cardillac

Cardillac, a goldsmith ..... Juha Uusitalo, baritone
Cardillac's daughter ..... Juliane Banse, soprano
The Officer ..... Herbert Lippert, tenor
The Gold Merchant ..... Tomasz Konieczny, bass
The Courtier (Cavalier) ..... Matthias Klink, tenor
The Lady ..... Ildiko Raimondi, soprano
Provost Marshal ..... Alexandru Moisiuc, bass

Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra
Franz Welser-Most, conductor.

Music Played

3 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    Paul Hindemith Cardillac Op.39

    Conductor: Franz WELSER-MOST Performer: Alexandru MOISIUC - Bass Performer: Herbert LIPPERT - Tenor Performer: Ildiko RAIMONDI - Mezzo-soprano Performer: Juha UUSITALO - Baritone Performer: Juliane BANSE - Soprano Performer: Matthias KLINK - Tenor Performer: Tomasz KONIECZNY - Bass Performer: Vienna State Opera Chorus Performer: Vienna State Opera Orchestra

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    Richard Strauss Concerto in D major AV.144 for oboe and orchestra

    Conductor: Sebastian TEWINKEL Performer: Philippe Tondre - Oboe Performer: Bavarian R S O

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    Paul Hindemith Symphony (Mathis der Maler)

    Conductor: Herbert BLOMSTEDT Performer: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra


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