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Handel: Riccardo Primo, Act 3

Handel Operas 2009: Ian Skelly presents Act 3 of Handel's Riccardo Primo. Plus Kings and Queens: With Smetana: Richard III. Bliss: A Colour Symphony. Rubbra: Ode to the Queen.

Handel Operas 2009

Ian Skelly presents Act 3 of Handel's opera about the exploits of Richard the Lionheart.

Handel: Riccardo Primo (Act 3)

King Richard I ...... Lawrence Zazzo (countertenor)
Costanza, his betrothed ...... Nuria Rial (soprano)
Pulcheria, daughter of Isacio ...... Geraldine McGreevy (soprano)
Isacio, governor of Cyprus ...... David Wilson-Johnson (bass)
Oronte, Pulcheria's lover ...... Tim Mead (countertenor)
Berardo, Costanza's tutor ...... Curtis Streetman (bass)
Chamber Orchestra of Basel
Paul Goodwin (conductor)

Plus Kings and Queens: more royalty-inspired music including Smetana's symphonic poem depicting another English king - the infamous Richard III.

3.00pm
Smetana: Richard III
BBC Philharmonic
Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

3.15pm
Bliss: A Colour Symphony
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Richard Hickox (conductor)

Rubbra: Ode to the Queen
Susan Bickley (mezzo-soprano)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Richard Hickox (conductor)

4.15pm
Elgar: Falstaff
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Jac van Steen (conductor).

2 minutes

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Fri 29 May 2009 14:00

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