Handel Operas 2009: Penny Gore presents Act 3 of Poro - re dell'Indie. Concertgebouw Matinee: Haydn: String Quartet in E flat. Plus music by Birtwistle, Bach and Mozart.
Handel Operas 2009
Penny Gore presents the conclusion of Poro, re dell'Indie, as part of Radio 3's complete cycle of Handel operas.
Queen Cleofide thinks Poro is dead, and is about to marry Alexander the Great. Poro appears at the wedding ceremony just in time to save the couple from making a big mistake, and in relief at his escape, Alexander doesn't kill anyone. But will Poro and Cleofide live happily ever after?
Handel: Poro, re dell'Indie (Act 3)
Poro ...... William Towers (countertenor)
Cleofide ...... Jutta Bohnert (soprano)
Erissena, Poro's sister ...... Franziska Gottwald (mezzo-soprano)
Alessandro (the Great) ...... Thomas Piffka (tenor)
Gandarte, Poro's general ...... Andrew Radley (countertenor)
Timagene, Alexander's general ...... Torben Jurgens
Akademie fur Alte Musik, Berlin
Konrad Junghanel (conductor)
Plus Concertgebouw Matinee
Part of a series of matinee concerts from the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, including more in a survey of Haydn String Quartets.
Haydn: String Quartet in E flat, Op 64, No 6
Birtwistle: Bach Measures
Bach: Cantata, BWV 82 (Ich habe genug)
Neal Davies (baritone)
Freiburg Baroque orchestra
Mozart: Symphony No 38 in D, K504 (Prague)
Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic
Frans Bruggen (conductor).
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