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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.

2pm
Cavalli: Erismena
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)
Cappella Mediterranea
Leonardo García Alarcón (conductor)

c.4.30pm
Bruch: A Scottish Fantasy, Op 46
Jack Liebeck (violin)
Ulster Orchestra
Giordano Bellincampi (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Francesco Cavalli

    Erismena: Part 1

    Singer: Francesca Aspromonte. Singer: Carlo Vistoli. Singer: Susanna Hurrell. Orchestra: Cappella Mediterranea. Conductor: Leonardo García Alarcón.
  • Francesco Cavalli

    Erismena: Part 2

    Singer: Francesca Aspromonte. Singer: Carlo Vistoli. Singer: Susanna Hurrell. Orchestra: Cappella Mediterranea. Conductor: Leonardo García Alarcón.
  • Max Bruch

    Scottish fantasy Op.46 for violin and orchestra

    Performer: Jack Liebeck. Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Giordano Bellincampi.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Philharmonic

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