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Classical Opera -Tales from Ovid

Classical Opera performs music based on tales from Ovid by Dittersdorf, Gluck, Haydn, and Mozart. Ian Page conducts, with Anna Devin, Christopher Ainslie and Benjamin Hulett.

Live from Wigmore Hall, London
Presented by Catherine Bott

Classical Opera performs scenes from operas by Gluck, Haydn and Mozart based on Ovid's Metamorphoses, together with one of Dittersdorf's descriptive 'Symphonies after the Metamorphoses of Ovid'.

Dittersdorf: Symphony in F 'The Rescue of Andromeda by Perseus'
Gluck: Scene from Orfeo ed Euridice

8.10: Interval music

8.30pm
Haydn: Scene from Philemon und Baucis
Mozart: Scene from Apollo et Hyacinthus, K38

Anna Devin (soprano)
Christopher Ainslie (countertenor)
Benjamin Hulett (tenor)
Michael Maloney (reader)
Classical Opera conductor Ian Page

The fifteen books of Ovid's Metamorphoses have inspired composers from Cavalli and Monteverdi to Britten and beyond. The recurring theme, as with nearly all of Ovid's work, is love, and Classical Opera's programme focusses on enchanting transformation scenes from operas by the three greatest composers of the Classical era.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Live from the Wigmore Hall

    • Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf

      Symphony [after Ovid's Metamorphoses] no. 4 in F major (Die Rettung der Andromeda durch Pe

      Conductor: Ian Page Performer: Classical Opera Company Orchestra

    • Christoph Willibald Gluck

      Orfeo ed Euridice - opera in 3 acts

      Conductor: Ian Page Performer: Anna DEVIN Performer: Christopher Ainslie Performer: Classical Opera Company Orchestra

    • Joseph Haydn

      Philemon und Baucis, oder Jupiters Reise auf die Erde H.29b.2 [Singspiel]

      Conductor: Ian Page Performer: Anna DEVIN Performer: Benjamin Hulett Performer: Classical Opera Company Orchestra

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Apollo et Hyacinthus seu Hyacinthi Metamorphosis K.38

      Conductor: Ian Page Performer: Anna DEVIN Performer: Benjamin Hulett Performer: Christopher Ainslie Performer: Classical Opera Company Orchestra

    • Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf

      Symphony [after Ovid's Metamorphoses] no. 4 in F major (Die Rettung der Andromeda durch Pe

      Conductor: Ian Page Performer: Classical Opera Orchestra

    • Christoph Willibald Gluck

      Orfeo ed Euridice - opera in 3 acts

      Conductor: Ian Page Performer: Anna DEVIN Performer: Christopher Ainslie Performer: Classical Opera Orchestra

  • Music inspired by Ovid

  • Carl Nielsen

    Pan and Syrinx Op.49

    Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard Performer: Danish National Symphony Orchestra

    • DACAPO.
    • 6-220518.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Phaeton - symphonic poem Op.39

    Conductor: Pierre Dervaux Performer: ---------- See PARIS Orchestre de Paris

    • EMI.
    • CDM7691122.
  • Benjamin Britten

    6 Metamorphoses after Ovid Op.49 for oboe solo

    Performer: Gernot Schmalfuss

    • MDG.
    • 30109252.
  • Live from the Wigmore Hall

    • Joseph Haydn

      Philemon und Baucis, oder Jupiters Reise auf die Erde H.29b.2 [Singspiel]

      Conductor: Ian Page Performer: Anna DEVIN Performer: Benjamin Hulett Performer: Classical Opera Orchestra

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Apollo et Hyacinthus seu Hyacinthi Metamorphosis K.38

      Conductor: Ian Page Performer: Anna DEVIN Performer: Benjamin Hulett Performer: Christopher Ainslie Performer: Classical Opera Orchestra

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