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Opera Matinee: Gounod's Le Tribut de Zamora

Opera Matinee: Gounod's Le Tribut de Zamora: Jonathan Swain celebrates the 200th anniversary of Gounod's birth on 17 June with a broadcast of his final opera, Le Tribut de Zamora.

Jonathan Swain celebrates Charles Gounod's 200th birthday on 17 June with a broadcast of his final opera, Le Tribut de Zamora, a tall tale of love, war, heroism and madness in 10th-century Spain.

Xaïma ... Judith van Wanroij (soprano)
Hermosa, Xaïma's long-lost mother ... Jennifer Holloway (mezzo-soprano)
Manoël, Xaïma's fiancé ... Edgaras Montvidas (tenor)
Ben-Saïd, envoy of the caliph of Cordoba ... Tassis Christoyannis (baritone)
Handjar, brother of Ben-Saïd ... Boris Pinkhasovich (baritone)
Iglésia, Xaïma's friend / A young slave ... Juliette Mars (mezzo-soprano)
King of tenth-century Asturias / An Arab
soldier ... Jérôme Boutillier (baritone)
Mayor / Judge ... Artavazd Sargsyan (tenor)
Bavarian Radio Chorus
Munich Radio Orchestra
Conductor Hervé Niquet.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Le Tribut de Zamora - Act 1

    Conductor: Hervé Niquet. Singer: Judith van Wanroij. Singer: Edgaras Montvidas. Singer: Jennifer Holloway. Choir: Bavarian Radio Chorus. Orchestra: Münchner Rundfunkorchester.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Le Tribut de Zamora - Act 2

    Conductor: Hervé Niquet. Orchestra: Münchner Rundfunkorchester.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Le Tribut de Zamora - Act 3

    Conductor: Hervé Niquet. Orchestra: Münchner Rundfunkorchester.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Le Tribut de Zamora - Act 4

    Conductor: Hervé Niquet. Orchestra: Münchner Rundfunkorchester.
  • Alberto Ginastera

    Variaciones Concertantes

    Conductor: Juanjo Mena. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.

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