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Live from The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.

Presented by Martin Handley

The BBC Philharmonic, with Composer/Conductor HK Gruber, performs James MacMillan's The Sacrifice, Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, and Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex.

Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex

Oedipus ..... Ian Bostridge (tenor)
Jocasta ..... Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo-soprano)
Creon ..... Darren Jeffery (bass)
Tiresias ..... Matthew Best (bass)
Shepherd ..... Timothy Robinson (tenor)
Messenger ..... Neal Davies (bass-baritone)
Narrator ..... Malcolm Raeburn
Hallé Choir
BBC Philharmonic
HK Gruber (conductor)

Hear a timeless story made startlingly new, as HK Gruber and some of the greatest singers of our time join forces in Stravinsky's astonishing opera-oratorio 'Oedipus Rex'. It's the jaw-dropping finish to a night of myth, poetry and basic instincts: from Britten's rapturous 'Serenade' through the passionate and visceral emotions of the orchestral interludes from James MacMillan's most recent opera, 'The Sacrifice'.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Wed 13 Mar 2013 20:30
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