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Scipione, Act 3/Mendelssohn

Penny Gore presents Act 3 of Handel's opera Scipione. Plus a focus on Mendelsohn's choral works, with the composer's Magnificat, as well as music by Dyson, Brahms and Strauss.

Handel Operas 2009

As part of BBC Radio 3's complete cycle of Handel operas, Penny Gore presents the conclusion of Scipione, the story of a conquering Roman general.

Scipione: Act 3

Scipione ...... Derek Lee Ragin (countertenor)
Berenice ...... Sandrine Piau (soprano)
Lucejo, her lover ...... Doris Lamprecht (mezzo)
Ernando, her father ...... Olivier Lallouette (baritone)
Armira, another beautiful Spanish captive ...... Vanda Tabery (soprano)
Lelio, Scipione's captain ...... Guy Fletcher (tenor)
Les Talens Lyriques
Christophe Rousset (conductor)

Penny Gore presents music focusing on Mendelssohn's string symphonies and choral works, performed by the BBC orchestras, choruses and Singers.

Dyson: Confortate; O Praise God in His Holiness
BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Richard Hickox (conductor)

Brahms: Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat
Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
BBC Philharmonic
Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

Mendelssohn: Magnificat
RIAS Chamber Choir
Marcus Creed (director)

Strauss: Four Last Songs
Rebecca Evans (soprano)
BBC Philharmonic
Martyn Brabbins (conductor).

2 minutes