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Handel: Ottone, re di Germania, Acts 1 and 2

Penny Gore presents Acts 1 and 2 of Handel's opera Ottone, re di Germania. Plus Berlin Philharmonic: The renowned orchestra performs Mozart's Symphony No 40 in G minor, K550.

Handel Operas 2009

As part of BBC Radio 3's complete cycle of Handel's operas, Penny Gore presents the 1723 masterpiece Ottone, in conversation with countertenor James Bowman, who takes the title role.

Handel: Ottone, re di Germania - Acts 1 and 2

Ottone, King of Germany ...... James Bowman (countertenor)
Teofane, his betrothed ...... Claron McFadden (soprano)
Gismonda, widow of an Italian tyrant ...... Jennifer Smith (soprano)
Adelberto, her son ...... Dominique Visse (countertenor)
Matilda, his betrothed ...... Catherine Denley (mezzo-soprano)
Emireno, Teofane's disguised brother ...... Michael George (bass)
The King's Consort
Robert King (conductor)

4.15pm
Berlin Philharmonic

Continuing a series showcasing the world-renowned orchestra.

Mozart: Symphony No 40 in G minor, K550
Berlin Philharmonic
Trevor Pinnock (conductor).

2 minutes

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