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Tchaikovsky - Iolanta

Thursday Opera Matinee: Tchaikovsky's Iolanta
In the mountains of Southern France in the fifteenth century, ignorance is bliss for Princess Iolanta: she knows neither that she's blind, nor that she is a princess, because no one's told her. But all that is about to change when her betrothed decides to marry another woman, an alternative suitor conveniently arrives and a Moorish doctor comes along with a blindness cure. Katie Derham presents Tchaikovsky's one act opera, written to be performed with 'The Nutcracker' and, like its companion-piece ballet, a satisfying work in its own right.

Iolanta ..... Olga Mykytenko (soprano),
Rene ..... Dmitry Belosselsky (bass),
Robert ..... Dalibor Jenis (baritone),
Count Vaudemont ..... Saimir Pirgu (tenor),
Ibn-Hakia ..... Elchin Azizov (baritone),
Almeric ..... Ladislav Elgr (tenor),
Bertrand ..... Vladimir Baykov (bass),
Marta ..... Svetlana Shilova (contralto),
Brigitta ..... Rinnat Moriah (soprano),
Laura ..... Victoria Yarovaya (mezzo-soprano),
Arnold Schoenberg Chorus
Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)

At approx. 3.35pm more from the BBC Philharmonic on tour:

Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 1 in D minor
BBC Philharmonic
Gianandrea Noseda (conductor).

Release date:

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Thu 24 May 2012 14:00