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Les Azuriales Opera, Royal Opera House 2017-18 season, Brian O'Kane, Michael McHale

Sean Rafferty presents. With Les Azuriales Opera on their benefit concert for MS sufferer Stefano Guidi. Plus Antonio Pappano and Oliver Mears on the 2017-18 Royal Opera season.

Les Azuriales Opera talk about their star studded benefit concert at London's Milton Court for MS sufferer Stefano Guidi, husband of New Zealand soprano Anna Leese. Fellow New Zealanders Sarah Castle and Madeleine Pierard are joined in the studio by baritone Philip Smith and pianist Alisdair Hogarth to sing Mozart and Schumann.

Sean talks to music director Antonio Pappano and director of opera Oliver Mears at the Royal Opera House about their upcoming 2017/18 season.

Irish cellist Brian O'Kane and pianist Michael McHale talk about their new CD and perform live in the studio works by Fauré and Saint-Saens.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Les Paladins (Entrée des Paladines et ensuite Paladins)

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Gustav Leonhardt.
    • Rameau: Suite Les Paladins: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Leonhardt.
    • Philips.
    • 21.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Marche troyenne

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Berlioz: Rome et Juliette.
    • Chandos.
    • 11.
  • Nicolò Paganini

    Guitar Sonata No 14 in F major

    Performer: Marco Tamayo.
    • Paganini: Guitar Music.
    • Naxos.
    • 12.
  • Richard Strauss

    Rosenkavalier: Marie Theres! - Hab mirs gelobt

    Singer: Renée Fleming. Singer: Barbara Bonney. Singer: Susan Graham. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach.
    • Renée Fleming: Strauss Heroines.
    • Decca.
    • 5.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Semiramide ('Dolce pensiero')

    Singer: Joyce DiDonato. Choir: Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Rome Chorus. Orchestra: Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Rome Orchestra. Conductor: Edoardo Müller.
    • Colbran, the Muse.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 8.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in D, Op. 64 No. 5 'The Lark' (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Amadeus Quartet.
    • Haydn: String Quartets: Amadeus Quartet.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 1.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Symphony No 1 in D major, Op 25, 'Classical' (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kirill Karabits.
    • Onyx.
  • Alonso Lobo

    O quam suavis est, Domine

    Choir: Westminster Cathedral Choir. Conductor: Martin Baker.
    • Lobo: Lamentations - Missa Maria Magdalene.
    • Hyperion.
    • 19.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 3 in E flat major, Op 55, 'Eroica' (3rd mvt)

    Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
    • Beethoven: Symphonies 1-9: Harnoncourt, Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
    • Teldec.
    • 7.
  • François Couperin

    Le tic-toc-choc ou Les maillotins (Ordre No 18)

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • Alexandre Tharaud - Autograph.
    • Erato.
    • 13.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Elizabeth Wallfisch. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
    • J.S. Bach: Concertos for 1,2 & 3 Violins: Wallfisch/Orchestra of the Age of Enli.
    • Virgin Veritas.
    • 1.
  • Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger

    Toccata arpeggiata

    Performer: Jakob Lindberg.
    • Anne Sofie Von Otter: Music for a While; Baroque Melodies.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 16.

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