Live at the BBC Proms: soprano Anna Prohaska joins early music ensemble Il Giardino Armonico for a programme inspired by queens Dido and Cleopatra.
Live at BBC Proms: soprano Anna Prohaska joins leading early music ensemble Il Giardino Armonico for a programme that takes inspiration from two great queens, Cleopatra and Dido.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley
Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, excerpts
The Fairy Queen - Chaconne: Dance for the Chinese Man and Woman
Dance for Chinese Man and Woman
Christoph Graupner: Dido, Queen of Carthage, excerpts
Antonio Sartorio: Julius Caesar in Egypt, excerpts
Matthew Locke: The Tempest - Curtain Tune
George Frideric Handel: Julius Caesar in Egypt - 'Che sento? Oh Dio! ... Se pietà di me non senti'
Dario Castello: Sonata No. 15 in D minor
Francesco Cavalli: Dido - 'Rè de' Getuli altero ... Il mio marito'
Johann Adolf Hasse: Mark Antony and Cleopatra - 'Morte col fiero aspetto'
George Frideric Handel: Concerto grosso in C minor, Op. 6 No. 8
Anna Prohaska, soprano
Il Giardino Armonico
Giovanni Antonini, conductor
Austrian soprano Anna Prohaska joins Italy's leading early music ensemble for a programme that takes inspiration from two great queens, Cleopatra and Dido, who proved endlessly fascinating to Baroque composers. Operatic arias are framed by some of the period's most vital instrumental works.