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Rossini's Zelmira

Roberto Abbado conducts Kate Aldrich and Juan Diego Florez in Rossini's opera Zelmira. Plus the Berlin Philharmonic in Schoenberg: Pelleas und Melisande. Brahms: Gesang der Parzen.

This week's Thursday Opera Matinee is a performance of Rossini's Zelmira from last year's Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, staring Kate Aldrich and Juan Diego Florez and conducted by Roberto Abbado. Act 2 follows in tomorrow's programme. Plus a performance of Schoenberg's evocative Pelleas und Melisande conducted by Christian Thielemann.

Presented by Penny Gore.

Rossini: Zelmira - Act 1
Zelmira ....... Kate Aldrich (soprano)
Ilo ....... Juan Diego Florez (tenor)
Antenore.........Gregory Kunde (tenor)
Emma ....... Marianna Pizzolato (mezzo)
Polidoro ....... Alex Esposito (bass)
Leucippo ...... Mirco Palazzi (bass)
Teatro Comunale di Bologna Chorus and Orchestra
Roberto Abbado (conductor)
(Act 2 tomorrow at 2pm)

Schoenberg: Pelleas und Melisande
Berlin Philharmonic
Christian Thielemann (conductor)

Brahms: Gesang der Parzen
Berlin Radio Chorus
Berlin Philharmonic
Christian Thielemann (conductor).

3 hours