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Classical Opera/Mozart

Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 22 January 2013

Live from Wigmore Hall, London

Presented by Catherine Bott

Sopranos Sarah Fox and Renata Pokupic join forces with Classical Opera and Ian Page to explore some of the repertoire Mozart composed for the most famous castrati of his day

Arne: "By that belov'd embrace" from Artaxerxes
Mozart: "Se il rigor d'ingrata sorte" from Mitridate, re di Ponto (K.87)
J C Bach: Disperato in mar turbato" from Adriano in Siria
Mozart: "Se il labbro più non dice" from Ascanio in Alba (K. 207)
"Ah se a morir mi chiama" from Lucio Silla (K. 135)
Mozart: Exsultate, jubilate (K.165)

c8.15 Interval Music
Mozart: "Dolce d'amor compagna" from La finta giardiniera (K. 196)
"Aer tranquillo e dì serene" from Il re pastore (K. 208)
"Il padre adorato" from Idomeneo (K. 366)
Mozart: Concert Aria, "A questo seno... Or che il ciel" (K.374)
"Deh per questo istante solo" from La clemenza di Tito (K. 621)

Sarah Fox (soprano)
Renata Pokupić (mezzo-soprano)
Classical Opera
Ian Page (conductor)

The castrati were the vocal super-stars of the 18th century: successful ones enjoyed stage careers which brought fame, fortune and international acclaim. Classical Opera's programme explores some of the opera music composed by Mozart for the castrati of his day, together with arias by his English contemporaries Thomas Arne and J C Bach.

Music Played

11 items
  • Classical Opera Company

    • Image for Thomas Arne

      Thomas Arne Artaxerxes - opera

      Conductor: Ian Page Performer: Renata Pokupic Performer: Classical Opera Company Orchestra

    • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Mitridate, Re di Ponto - opera in 3 acts K.87

      Conductor: Ian Page Performer: Sarah Fox Performer: Classical Opera Company Orchestra

    • Image for Johann Christian Bach

      Johann Christian Bach Adriano in Siria - opera in 3 acts

      Conductor: Ian Page Performer: Renata Pokupic Performer: Classical Opera Company Orchestra

    • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Ascanio in Alba - serenata teatrale in 2 acts K.111

      Conductor: Ian Page Performer: Sarah Fox Performer: Classical Opera Company Orchestra

    • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Lucio Silla - opera in 3 acts K.135

      Conductor: Ian Page Performer: Renata Pokupic Performer: Classical Opera Company Orchestra

    • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Exsultate, jubilate - motet K.165 for soprano and orchestra

      Conductor: Ian Page Performer: Sarah Fox Performer: Classical Opera Company Orchestra

    • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart La Finta giardiniera - opera in 3 acts K.196

      Conductor: Ian Page Performer: Renata Pokupic Performer: Classical Opera Company Orchestra

    • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Il Re pastore - dramma per musica in 2 acts K.208

      Conductor: Ian Page Performer: Sarah Fox Performer: Classical Opera Company Orchestra

    • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Idomeneo, re di Creta, ossia Ilia ed Idamante - opera K.366

      Conductor: Ian Page Performer: Renata Pokupic Performer: Classical Opera Company Orchestra

    • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart A questo seno deh vieni - concert aria K.374 for soprano and orchestra

      Conductor: Ian Page Performer: Sarah Fox Performer: Classical Opera Company Orchestra

    • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart La Clemenza di Tito - opera in 2 acts K.621

      Conductor: Ian Page Performer: Renata Pokupic Performer: Classical Opera Company Orchestra

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