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Prom 72: Verdi and Tchaikovsky

The Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi and Xian Zhang perform Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony and are joined by Joseph Calleja for arias by Verdi.

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London during the 2013 BBC Proms
Presented by Penny Gore

Verdi: La forza del destino - Overture
Verdi: Attila - 'O dolore! ed io vivea'
Verdi: I vespri siciliani - 'À toi que j'ai chérie'
Verdi: La traviata - Prelude (Act 1)
Verdi: Simon Boccanegra - 'O inferno! ... Sento avvampar nell'anima'
Verdi: Aida - Triumphal March (Act 2)
Verdi: Luisa Miller - 'O! fede negar potessi ... Quando le sere al placido'
Verdi: Rigoletto - 'La donna è mobile'

Tchaikovsky: Manfred

Joseph Calleja (tenor)
Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
Xian Zhang (conductor)

The Orchestra Sinfonia di Milano Giuseppe Verdi under Chinese-American conductor Xian Zhang completed the 2013 Proms season's Tchaikovsky Symphony series with his Byronic Manfred Symphony. And in the first half of the concert, Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja joined the orchestra in opera arias by Verdi.

First broadcast in September 2013.

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2 hours

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Sun 5 Jan 2014 19:30