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BBC Performing Groups/Handel: Semele (Act 3)

Presented by Louise Fryer. From Manchester, the BBC Philharmonic in music by Pierne and Bartok. Interval: BBC NOW in Charpentier and Rameau. Plus Handel Operas 2009: Semele (Act 3).

Louise Fryer brings a celebration of live music-making to a close with a concert from the BBC Philharmonic conducted by Juanjo Mena, performed in Manchester, plus a live interval performance by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Cardiff, conducted by Nicholas Kramer.

Pierne: Marche des petits soldats de plomb; Divertissements sur un theme pastoral
BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena (conductor)

Interval - live from Cardiff

Charpentier: 2 Noels
Rameau: Suite (Les boreades)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Nicholas Kraemer (conductor)


Bartok: The Wooden Prince

Handel Operas 2009:

As part of a complete cycle of Handel operas, Louise Fryer presents the concluding act of Semele.

Handel: Semele (Act 3)

Semele ...... Rosemary Joshua (soprano)
Ino ...... Hilary Summers (contralto)
Cadmus ...... Brindley Sherratt (bass)
Athamus ...... Stephen Wallace (countertenor)
Company Chorus of Priests and Augurs ...... Chorus of Early Opera

Jupiter ...... Richard Croft (tenor)
Juno ...... Hilary Summers (contralto)
Iris ...... Gail Pearson (soprano)
Somnus ...... Brindley Sherratt (bass)
Apollo ...... Richard Croft (tenor)
Chorus of Loves and Zephyrs; Chorus of Nymphs and Swains; Attendants ...... Chorus of Early Opera Company
Early Opera Company
Christian Curnyn (conductor).

2 minutes

Last on

Fri 18 Dec 2009 14:00