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Opera Matinee: Puccini's Il trittico

Penny Gore presents a production of Puccini's Il trittico from the Bavarian State Opera, conducted by Kirill Petrenko.

Penny Gore presents a production of Puccini's Il trittico from the Bavarian State Opera, conducted by Kirill Petrenko

Jealousy and murder, loss and suicide, romance and trickery all feature in Puccini's trilogy of one-act operas, taking us from the gritty banks of the River Seine, to a convent doomed to tragedy, finally on to knock-about comedy

2.00pm
Puccini: Il tabarro
Michele, a barge-owner................Wolfgang Koch (baritone)
Luigi, a stevedore .......................Yonghoon Lee (tenor)
Giorgetta, Michele's wife........Eva-Maria Westbroek (soprano)

2.50pm
Puccini: Suor Angelica
Sister Angelica........................Ermonela Jaho (soprano)
The Princess, Angelica's aunt....Michaela Schuster (contralto)
The Abbess......................Claudia Mahnke (mezzo-soprano)
The Monitress................Helena Zubanovich (mezzo-soprano)
The Mistress of the Novices..Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano)
Sister Genovieffa....................Anna El-Khashem (soprano)
Sister Osmina.............Annette Beck-Schäfer (mezzo-soprano)
Sister Dolcina..........................Paula Iancic (soprano)

3.40pm
Puccini: Gianni Schicchi
Gianni Schicchi....................Ambrogio Maestri (baritone)
Lauretta, Schicchi's daughter.............Rosa Feola (soprano)
Zita, cousin of Buoso Donati.....Michaela Schuster (contralto)
Rinuccio, Zita's nephew..................Pavol Breslik (tenor)
Gherardo, Buoso's nephew....................Dean Power (tenor)
Nella, Gherardo's wife................Selene Zanetti (soprano)
La Ciesca....................Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano)

Bavarian State Opera Chorus and Children's Chorus
Bavarian State Opera Orchestra
Kirill Petrenko (conductor)

We continue this week's survey of recent performances by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales with:

4.35pm
Mark David Boden: Clarinet Concerto (World Premiere)
Robert Plane (clarinet)
BBC NOW
Jac van Steen (conductor).

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Music Played

  • Afternoon Concert celebrates the BBC NOW

    Mark David Boden's Clarinet Concerto

  • Mark David Boden

    • Mark David Boden

      Clarinet Concerto

      Performer: Robert Plane. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Jac van Steen.

Robert Plane performs the World Premiere of Mark David Boden's Clarinet Concerto

Robert Plane performs the World Premiere of Mark David Boden's Clarinet Concerto

Tune in to hear Robert Plane perform the World Premiere of Mark Boden's Clarinet Concerto with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and conductor Jac van Steen.

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