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Jacopo Foroni - Cristina, Queen of Sweden

Jacopo Foroni's Cristina, Queen of Sweden, in a performance from Wexford Festival Opera.

Today's Opera Matinee is a rare chance to hear Jacopo Foroni's Cristina, Queen of Sweden in a performance from Wexford Festival Opera. An Italian composer who settled in Sweden, Foroni perhaps could have been as famous as his fellow bel-canto Italian composers had he not died early from the plague in 1858. The opera tells of the tumultuous life of Queen Christina of Sweden who caused a scandal by abdicating and converting to Catholicism, along with having a secret affair with her cousin.

Presented by Katie Derham.

Jacopo Foroni: Cristina, regina di Svezia, opera in five parts and three acts

Cristina ....Helena Dix (soprano),
Gabriele de la Gardie ....John Bellemer (tenor),
Maria Eufrosina.... Lucia Cirillo (mezzo-soprano),
Axel Oxenstierna ....David Stout (bass),
Erik ....Patrick Hyland (tenor),
Carlo Gustavo.... Igor Golovatenko (baritone),
Johan.... Daniel Szeili (tenor),
Wexford Opera Chorus
Wexford Opera Orchestra
Andrew Greenwood (conductor)

c.4.10pm
Mackenzie: The Little Minister - overture from the incidental music
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Rumon Gamba (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • George Gershwin

    Someone to watch over me

    Performer: Tom Poster.
  • Jacopo Foroni

    Cristina, regina di Svezia, Act 1

    Ensemble: Wexford Opera.
  • Jacopo Foroni

    Cristina, regina di Svezia, Act 2

    Ensemble: Wexford Opera.
  • Jacopo Foroni

    Cristina, regina di Svezia, Act 3

    Ensemble: Wexford Opera.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Movts 3 and 4 from Op 1 Church Sonata in b minor

    Ensemble: Avison Ensemble.
    • LINNCKD 414.
    • Tr 24.
  • Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie

    The Little minister - overture from the incidental music [1897]

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC National Orchestra of Wales

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