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Classical Opera/Mozart

Live from Wigmore Hall, Catherine Bott presents Sarah Fox, Renata Pokupic, Classical Opera and Ian Page performing music composed by Mozart for the most famous castrati of his day.

Live from Wigmore Hall, London

Presented by Catherine Bott

Sopranos Sarah Fox and Renata Pokupic join forces with Classical Opera and Ian Page to explore some of the repertoire Mozart composed for the most famous castrati of his day

Arne: "By that belov'd embrace" from Artaxerxes
Mozart: "Se il rigor d'ingrata sorte" from Mitridate, re di Ponto (K.87)
J C Bach: Disperato in mar turbato" from Adriano in Siria
Mozart: "Se il labbro più non dice" from Ascanio in Alba (K. 207)
"Ah se a morir mi chiama" from Lucio Silla (K. 135)
Mozart: Exsultate, jubilate (K.165)

c8.15 Interval Music
Mozart: "Dolce d'amor compagna" from La finta giardiniera (K. 196)
"Aer tranquillo e dì serene" from Il re pastore (K. 208)
"Il padre adorato" from Idomeneo (K. 366)
Mozart: Concert Aria, "A questo seno... Or che il ciel" (K.374)
"Deh per questo istante solo" from La clemenza di Tito (K. 621)

Sarah Fox (soprano)
Renata Pokupić (mezzo-soprano)
Classical Opera
Ian Page (conductor)

The castrati were the vocal super-stars of the 18th century: successful ones enjoyed stage careers which brought fame, fortune and international acclaim. Classical Opera's programme explores some of the opera music composed by Mozart for the castrati of his day, together with arias by his English contemporaries Thomas Arne and J C Bach.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Classical Opera Company

    • Thomas Arne

      Artaxerxes - opera

      Conductor: Ian Page Performer: Renata Pokupic Performer: Classical Opera Company Orchestra

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Mitridate, Re di Ponto - opera in 3 acts K.87

      Conductor: Ian Page Performer: Sarah Fox Performer: Classical Opera Company Orchestra

    • Johann Christian Bach

      Adriano in Siria - opera in 3 acts

      Conductor: Ian Page Performer: Renata Pokupic Performer: Classical Opera Company Orchestra

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Ascanio in Alba - serenata teatrale in 2 acts K.111

      Conductor: Ian Page Performer: Sarah Fox Performer: Classical Opera Company Orchestra

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Lucio Silla - opera in 3 acts K.135

      Conductor: Ian Page Performer: Renata Pokupic Performer: Classical Opera Company Orchestra

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Exsultate, jubilate - motet K.165 for soprano and orchestra

      Conductor: Ian Page Performer: Sarah Fox Performer: Classical Opera Company Orchestra

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      La Finta giardiniera - opera in 3 acts K.196

      Conductor: Ian Page Performer: Renata Pokupic Performer: Classical Opera Company Orchestra

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Il Re pastore - dramma per musica in 2 acts K.208

      Conductor: Ian Page Performer: Sarah Fox Performer: Classical Opera Company Orchestra

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Idomeneo, re di Creta, ossia Ilia ed Idamante - opera K.366

      Conductor: Ian Page Performer: Renata Pokupic Performer: Classical Opera Company Orchestra

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      A questo seno deh vieni - concert aria K.374 for soprano and orchestra

      Conductor: Ian Page Performer: Sarah Fox Performer: Classical Opera Company Orchestra

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      La Clemenza di Tito - opera in 2 acts K.621

      Conductor: Ian Page Performer: Renata Pokupic Performer: Classical Opera Company Orchestra

Broadcast

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