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Vienna Week: Verdi's Otello

Monday 7 May 2007 13:00-17:00 (Radio 3)

Presented by Penny Gore.

1.00pm Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Live from London's Wigmore Hall, Stephanie Hughes introduces a recital by Swiss pianist Andreas Haefliger, featuring two contrasting works from Schubert's final years.

Duration:

4 hours

Playlist:

Schubert: Impromptu in C minor; Piano Sonata in B flat

2.00pm Vienna Week

Vienna Week: Danielle Gatti conducts the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and Chorus in Verdi's late masterpiece based on Shakespeare's play, beginning a week of recordings from this celebrated cultural capital. And to conclude the Bank Holiday edition of the programme, pianist Yundi Li joins the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and its principal conductor Fabio Luisi for a performance of Grieg's popular piano concerto.

Verdi: Otello
Otello ...... Johan Botha (tenor)
Iago ...... Falk Struckmann (baritone)
Desdemona ...... Krassimira Stoyanova (soprano)
Cassio ...... Marian Talaba (tenor)
Roderigo ...... Cosmin Ifrim (tenor)
Lodovico ...... Ain Anger (bass)
Montano ...... Vladimir Moroz (bass)
A Herald ...... Hacik Bayvertian (bass)
Emilia ...... Nadia Krasteva (mezzo-soprano)
Vienna State Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Danielle Gatti (conductor)

Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor
Yundi Li (piano)
Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Fabio Luisi (conductor)




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