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Live from the V&A for #OperaPassion day

On Opera Passion Day Sean Rafferty presents live from the V&A Museum. Live performances from Bryan Hymel, Christian Curnyn, Rowan Pierce, Tim Mead, Matthew Durkan & Soraya Mafi.

As part of the BBC's Opera Passion Day, Sean Rafferty presents an opera-themed edition live from the V&A Museum in London. Live performances from Royal Opera soloist, Bryan Hymel (tenor); the Early Opera Company with Rowan Pierce (soprano), Tim Mead (counter-tenor) and director, Christian Curnyn; English National Opera Harewood Artists, Soraya Mafi (soprano) and Matthew Durkan (baritone); and soloists from Grange Park Opera, Tereza Gevorgyan (soprano) and Alberto Sousa (tenor); as well as live music from pianist, Alissa Firsova and the Albion Quartet.

1 hour, 58 minutes

Music Played

  • Amilcare Ponchielli

    Cielo e Mar', from La Gioconda (Act 2)

    Performer: Bryan Hymel. Performer: David Gowland.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    E lucevan le stelle, from Tosca (Act 3)

    Performer: Bryan Hymel. Performer: David Gowland.
  • Franz Schubert

    String Quartet No.13 in A minor D. 804, Op. 29 'Rosamunde'

    Ensemble: Albion Quartet.
  • Richard Wagner

    Isolde's Liebestod, from Tristan und Isolde

    Performer: Alissa Firsova.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Va Tacito, from Giulio Cesare

    Performer: Tim Mead. Ensemble: Early Opera Company.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Mio Caro Bene, from Rodelinda

    Performer: Rowan Pierce. Ensemble: Early Opera Company.
  • Gaetano Donizetti

    Like a drifter in the pictures, from The Elixir of Love

    Performer: Matthew Durkan. Performer: Ian Tindale (Piano). Performer: Ian Tindale.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Pa-pa-pa Papageno, from The Magic Flute

    Performer: Matthew Durkan. Performer: Soraya Mafi.
  • Geroge Frideric Handel

    Vivi Tiranno, from Rodelina

    Performer: Tim Mead (Counter-Tenor). Ensemble: Early Opera Company.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Caro! Bella!, from Giulio Cesare

    Performer: Rowan Pierce. Performer: Tim Mead.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Quando m'en vo (Musetta's waltz-song), from La Boheme (Act 2)

    Performer: Tereza Gevorygyan. Performer: Kelvin Lim.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Parigi O Cara, from La Traviata (Act 3)

    Performer: Tereza Gevorygyan. Performer: Alberto Sousa.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Vedi! La fosche (Anvil Chorus), from Il Trovatore (Act 2)

    Ensemble: Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
  • Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev

    Zhavoronok (The Skylark)

    Performer: Alissa Firsova.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    String Quartet No. 10 (Slavonic)

    Ensemble: Albion Quartet.

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