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11/02/2010 Jonathan Miller, John Tessier, Alice Coote, Julius Drake

Presented by Sean Rafferty. With director Jonathan Miller and tenor John Tessier on a new version of The Elixir of Love at ENO, plus mezzo Alice Coote with pianist Julius Drake.

Presented by Sean Rafferty.

Leading opera director Sir Jonathan Miller discusses his new production of Donizetti's The Elixir of Love at English National Opera. And the Canadian tenor John Tessier, talks about the work and his role of Nemorino.

Also, mezzo-soprano Alice Coote and pianist Julius Drake preview their forthcoming recital at Wigmore Hall, London.

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2 hours

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    Alexander's Feast: Overture

    Performer: Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra Performer: Joachim Carlos Martini

    • NAXOS 8.572224.
  • Michael Berkeley

    Palm Court Waltz

    Performer: Raphael Terroni Performer: Norman Beedie (piano)

    • BMS416CD.
  • LIVE

    • Peel

      The Early Morning

      Performer: Alice Coote (mezzo) Performer: Julius Drake (piano)

    • Argento


      Performer: Alice Coote (mezzo) Performer: Julius Drake (piano)

    • White

      So We'll go no more a roving

      Performer: Alice Coote (mezzo) & Julius Drake (piano)

  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony in F major, MH25

    Performer: Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss Performer: Frank Beermann (conductor)

    • CPO 777 137-2.
  • Fanny Hensel

    Allegro molto in C minor

    Performer: Heather Schmidt (piano)

    • NAXOS 8.570825.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Semiramide: La speranza piu soave

    Performer: Juan Diego Florez (tenor) Performer: Orchestra Sinfonica & Coro di Milano Giuseppe Verdi Performer: Carlo Rizzi (conductor)

    • DECCA 4758418.
  • James Rhodes

    Images: Iberia – Par les rues et par les chemins

    Performer: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Performer: Simon Rattle (conductor)

    • EMI CDC7499472.
  • Blancafort

    Hommage à Faure

    Performer: Miquel Villalba (piano)

    • NAXOS 8.572220.
  • Gaetano Donizetti

    Elixir of Love: Prelude & introduction

    Performer: Mirella Freni (Adina) Performer: Orchestra & Chorus of the Opera House Rome Performer: Francesco Molinari Pradelli (conductor)

    • EMI CMS7698972.
  • Gaetano Donizetti

    L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima

    Performer: Nicolai Gedda (Nemorino) Performer: Orchestra of the Opera House Rome Performer: Francesco Molinari Pradelli (conductor)

    • EMI CMS7698972.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Creation: Mit Wurd'und Hoheit angetan

    Performer: John Tessier (Uriel) Performer: Music of the Baroque Orchestra Performer: Jane Glover (conductor)

    • IMPORT.
  • Geminiani

    Sonata Op5'4 in B flat

    Performer: Alison McGillivray (cello) Performer: David McGuinness (harpsichord) Performer: Joseph Crouch (cello)

    • LINN CKD 251.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Concerto for Violin and Cello: 3rd movt

    Performer: Sara Trobäck Hesselink (violin) Performer: Claes Gunnarsson (cello) Performer: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra Performer: Neeme Järvi (conductor)

    • CHANDOS CHAN 10564.


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