Thursday - Opera Matinee: Cavalli's Erismena
Jonathan Swain presents the Thursday Opera Matinee: A rare chance to hear Cavalli's Erismena in a performance from the Aix-en-Provence Festival.
Jonathan Swain presents today's Thursday Opera Matinee: A rare chance to hear Cavalli's Erismena in a performance from the Aix-en-Provence Festival. Very popular in its time, Cavalli's comic opera of 1655 even made it to England, and was unusual in that it dealt with humans rather than gods or ancient heroes. Then back to the 'Best of 2017' from the BBC performing groups, and a stand out performance of Bruch's Scottish Fantasy played by Jack Liebeck and the Ulster Orchestra.
Erismena ..... Francesca Aspromonte (soprano)
Idraspe ..... Carlo Vistoli (countertenor)
Aldimira ..... Susanna Hurrell (soprano)
Orimeno ..... Jakub Józef Orlínski (soprano)
Erimante ..... Alexander Miminoshvili (bass)
Flerida ..... Lea Desandre (mezzo-soprano)
Argippo ..... Andrea Bonsignore (baritone)
Alcesta ..... Stuart Jackson (tenor)
Diarte ..... Jonathan Abernethy (baritone)
Clerio Moro ..... Tai Oney (countertenor)
Leonardo García Alarcón (conductor)
Bruch: A Scottish Fantasy, Op 46
Jack Liebeck (violin)
Giordano Bellincampi (conductor).