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Inside the Stradivarius

Donald Macleod visits the auditorium of the fabled Drottningholm theatre and talks to mezzo Anne Sophie von Otter about performing there. He also introduces the first Swedish opera.

ii) Inside the Stradivarius
Donald enters the auditorium of the fabled Drottningholm theatre and talks on stage to mezzo Anne Sophie von Otter about performing there. He also introduces the first Swedish opera Thetis och Pelée by Italian Francesco Uttini, visits the bowels of the theatre and creates a storm at sea!

1 hour

Music Played

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Orfeo ed Euridice – Overture

    Performer: Ann-Christine Biel (Orfeo) Performer: Maya Boog (Euridice) Performer: Drottningholm Theatre Chorus and Orchestra Performer: Arnold Ostman (conductor)

    • NAXOS 8.660064.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Donna, che in ciel di tanta luce splendi

    Performer: Aria ‘Sorga pure dall’orrido averno’ Performer: Anne Sofie Von Otter (mezzo) Performer: Musica Antiqua Koln Performer: Reinhard Goebel (conductor)

    • ARCHIV 439 866 2.
  • Uttini

    Thetis och Pelée (1773) The first Swedish opera

    Performer: Hillevi Martinpelto (soprano) Performer: Gertrud Hoffstedt (soprano) Performer: Stefan Dahlberg (tenor)

    • MUSICA SVECIAE MSCD 426.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Alceste (Act 1, Scenes 3-5)

    Performer: Theresa Ringholz (Alceste, soprano) Performer: Justin Lavender (Admeto, tenor) Performer: Jonas Degerfeldt (Evandro, tenor) Performer: Miriam Treichl (Ismene, soprano) Performer: Lars Martinsson (Apollo, baritone) Performer: Adam Giertz (Eumelo, treble) Performer: Emelie Clausen (Aspasia, treble) Performer: Matthais Nilsson (A bandit, baritone) Performer: Johan Lilja (The Oracle, bass) Performer: Drottningholm Chorus Performer: (Chorus-master: Mark Tatlow) Performer: Drottningholm Theatre Orchestra Performer: Arnold Őstman (conductor)

    • NAXOS 8.660066-68.
  • Kraus

    Proserpin

    Performer: Stockholm Chamber Orchestra & Choir Performer: Mark Tatlow (conductor)

    • MUSICA SVECIAE MSCD 422 423.

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