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Thursday - Michelangelo Falvetti's Nabucco

Jonathan Swain presents a rare performance of Michelangelo Falvetti's oratorio Nabucco given in Brussels. Plus Dvorak from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Jonathan Swain presents a rare performance of the oratorio Nabucco by Michelangelo Falvetti from last year's Wallonie Festival in Brussels. Falvetti was born in 1642 in Palermo. He had a successful career in Messina, and was appointed maestro di cappella at the cathedral there in 1682. The conductor Leonardo Garcia Alarcón has championed this little-known composer, and brings out the unusual colours in this rare work. After that the programme ends with Dvorak from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Agnus Dei from the Requiem
Kateřina Kněžíková (soprano) ,
Cathrine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo-soprano)
Richard Samek (tenor)
James Platt (bass)
BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jiří Bělohlávek (conductor)

Michelangelo Falvetti
Nabucco (oratorio)

Fernando Guimarães, tenor, Nabucco
João Fernandes, bass, Daniele
Christopher Lowrey, countertenor, Arioco
Caroline Weynants, soprano, Anania
Mariana Flores, soprano, Azaria
Lucia Marín-Cartón, soprano, Misaele
Matteo Bellotto, bass, Eufrate
Namur Chamber Chorus
Cappella Mediterranea
Leonardo García Alarcón

Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Iván Fischer.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Requiem - Agnus Dei

    Singer: Kateřina Kněžíková. Singer: Catherine Wyn‐Rogers. Singer: Richard Samek. Singer: James Platt. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
  • Michelangelo Falvetti


    Singer: Fernando Guimarães. Ensemble: Cappella Mediterranea. Conductor: Leonardo García Alarcón.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony No. 7 in D minor, op. 70

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.