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Massenet - Therese

2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 01 May 2014

Katie Derham presents this week's opera matinee - Massenet's Thérèse. Set during the French Revolution, our heroine, Thérèse, must choose between duty and love as her husband and her lover represent opposing factions. After which we join the BBC Singers live in St Paul's Knightsbridge for a concert of Taverner and Tavener in which the 16th-century Missa Corona Spinea is interspersed with 20th-century choral favourites.

Massenet Thérèse, opera in two acts

Thérèse ..... Nora Sourouzian (mezzo-soprano),
Armand de Clerval ..... Philippe Do (tenor),
Morel ..... Damien Pass (baritone),
André Thorel ..... Brian Mulligan (bass),
City Official ..... Jamie Rock (baritone),
Officer ..... Raffaele d'Ascanio (tenor),
Wexford Festival Chorus and Orchestra
Carlos Izcaray (conductor)

3.15pm (Live)
John Taverner
Missa Corona Spinea

Interspersed with:
John Tavener
Hymn to the Mother of God
Funeral Ikos
The Lamb

BBC Singers
Peter Phillips (conductor).

Music Played

1 item
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    Jules Massenet Therese

    Orchestra: Wexford Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Carlos Izcaray.



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