Katie Derham introduces Rossini's opera L'inganno felice in a performance from Teatro La Fenice. Plus the BBC Philharmonic live: Sibelius: Rakastava and Nielsen: Symphony No 5.
Katie Derham presents today's Thursday Opera Matinee; a recording of Rossini's one act opera, L'Inganno felice from La Fenice. Isabella, happily married to Duke Bertrando rejects the advances of the villainous Ormondo. In revenge, he spreads rumours about her reputation, and bribes Batone into casting her adrift in a boat on the sea. She's rescued by a local miner who disguises her as his niece, Nisa. Ten years pass before Duke Bertando visits the mines, and she has a chance to win her husband back.
Then it's live to MediaCity in Salford where Ian Skelly introduces a live performance by the BBC Philharmonic under John Storgards as part of Afternoon on 3's Nordic and Baltic season. They perform Sibelius' Rakastava, before a live contribution to this week's complete Nielsen symphony cycle - No 5.
L'Inganno felice (The Fortunate Deception)
Isabella... Marina Bucciarelli (soprano)
Duca Bertrando... Giorgio Misseri (tenor)
Batone ...Filippo Fontana (bass)
Tarabotto... Omar Montanari (bass)
Ormondo... Marco Filippo Romano (bass)
Teatro La Fenice Chorus
Teatro La Fenice Orchestra
Stefano Montanari (conductor)
Live from MediaCity, Salford, presented by Ian Skelly
Nielsen Symphony No 5, Op.50
John Storgards (conductor).