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Wagner 200: BBC SSO in Wagner's Tristan

Louise Fryer launches the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra's epic three-day voyage through Wagner's opera Tristan and Isolde at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh. Chief Conductor Donald Runnicles is at the helm, with Nina Stemme as Isolde and Ian Storey as Tristan in Act 1 today. You can hear Act 2 tomorrow and Act 3 on Friday.

Plus a quick taster from the BBC SSO's new Stravinsky CD, and a beautiful setting of Shelley by 20th century Italian composer Ildebrando Pizzetti.

Stravinsky: Canon on a Russian Popular Tune
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Conductor Ilan Volkov.

Ildebrando Pizzetti: A Lament
Tenor Edward Goater
BBC Singers,
Conductor Paul Brough.

Wagner: Tristan and Isolde, Act 1
Isolde ..... Nina Stemme (soprano)
Tristan ..... Ian Storey (tenor)
Brangäne ..... Tanja Ariane Baumgartner (mezzo)
Kurwenal ..... Boaz Daniel (baritone)
Young Seaman ..... Nicky Spence (tenor)
Men of the RSNO Chorus,
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Conductor Donald Runnicles.

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1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Wed 1 May 2013 14:00