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Thursday Opera Matinee - Faccio's Hamlet

Katie Derham presents a rare performance of Franco Faccio's Hamlet, given at the 2016 Bregenz Festival. Starring tenor Pavel Cernoch and Iulia Maria Dan.

Thursday Opera matinee with Katie Derham, who presents a rare performance of Franco Faccio's Hamlet, recorded at the 2016 Bregenz Festival. Faccio and his librettist Arrigo Boito based their 'Amleto' on Shakespeare's play, and it was first performed in Genoa in 1865 to some acclaim. There was one revival at La Scala during Faccio's lifetime but after that his life was defined as a leading opera conductor of his day, specialising particularly in Verdi.

2pm
Faccio: Hamlet
Amleto..... Pavel Černoch (tenor)
Claudio..... Claudio Sgura (baritone)
Polonio..... Eduard Tsanga (bass)
Orazio..... Sébastien Soulès (baritone)
Marcello..... Bartosz Urbanowicz (bass baritone)
Laerte ..... Paul Schweinester (tenor)
Ofelia..... Iulia Maria Dan (soprano)
Gertrude ..... Dshamilja Kaiser (mezzo-soprano)
The ghost/A priest ..... Gianluca Buratto (bass)
Prague Philharmonic Chorus
Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Paolo Carignani (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Franco Faccio

    Hamlet Acts I and II

    Singer: Pavel Cernoch. Orchestra: Wiener Symphoniker. Conductor: Paolo Carignani.
  • Franco Faccio

    Hamlet Acts III and IV

    Singer: Pavel Cernoch. Orchestra: Wiener Symphoniker. Conductor: Paolo Carignani.

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