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Prom 68: Rossini - Semiramide

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, a performance of Rossini's opera Semiramide, with Mark Elder conducting the OEA and Opera Rara Chorus, and soloists including Albina Shagimuratova.

Rossini's tragic opera Semiramide. Sir Mark Elder conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Opera Rara Chorus, and soloists including the Russian coloratura soprano Albina Shagimuratova as Semiramide.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley

Rossini: Semiramide - Act 1

8.50pm: Proms Extra
Louise Fryer talks to Roger Parker about Rossini's Semiramide. Recorded earlier this evening at the Imperial College Union.

9.10pm:
Rossini: Semiramide - Act 2

Semiramide ..... Albina Shagimuratova (soprano)
Arsace ..... Daniela Barcellona (mezzo soprano)
Assur ..... Mirco Palazzi (bass)
Idreno ..... Barry Banks (tenor)
Oroe ..... Gianluca Buratto (bass)
Azema ..... Susana Gaspar (soprano)
Mitrane ..... David Butt Philip (tenor)
Nino's Ghost ..... James Platt (bass)

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Opera Rara Chorus
Sir Mark Elder (conductor)

Sir Mark Elder conducts Rossini's operatic tragedy, which pushes singers to the limits of expression in recounting the story of Semiramide, Queen of Babylon, and her entrapment in a web of incest and revenge at the behest of her long-lost son. Vocal athleticism, vivid storytelling and Classical poise combine in Rossini's rarely heard opera, performed in concert.

4 hours

Music Played

  • Gioachino Rossini

    Semiramide

    Performer: Albina Shagimuratova. Performer: Daniela Barcellona. Performer: Mirco Palazzi. Singer: Barry Banks. Performer: Gianluca Buratto. Performer: Susana Gaspar. Performer: David Butt Philip. Performer: James Platt. Choir: Opera Rara Chorus. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.

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