The Pearl Fishers given at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw in September with the Netherlands Radio Chorus and Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Michel Plasson. Charles Castronovo and Jean-François Lapointe sing the fishermen whose vow of eternal friendship is threatened when they fall in love with the same woman, Leila, sung by Annick Massis. And the Dutch ensemble theme continues with a performance of Haydn's Keyboard Concerto no.4 with Denis Kozukhin joining the Amsterdam Sinfonietta.
Presented by Louise Fryer.
Bizet: The Pearl Fishers
Leila, priest of Brahma ..... Annick Massis (soprano),
Nadir, a fisherman ..... Charles Castronovo (tenor),
Zurga, leader of the fishermen ..... Jean-François Lapointe (baritone),
Nourabad, high priest of Brahma ..... Nicolas Testé (bass),
Netherlands Radio Chorus
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Michel Plasson (conductor)
Haydn: Keyboard Concerto no.4 in G, H.XVIII:4
Denis Kozukhin (piano)
Candida Thompson (director).