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Prom 26: Late Night Serpent and Fire

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.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Henry Purcell

    Overture to 'Dido and Aeneas'

    Orchestra: Il Giardino Armonico. Conductor: Giovanni Antonini.
  • Henry Purcell

    'Ah Belinda...' (Dido and Aeneas)

    Performer: Anna Prohaska. Orchestra: Il Giardino Armonico. Conductor: Giovanni Antonini.
  • Christoph Graupner

    'Holdestes Lispeln der spielenden Fluthen' (Dido, Queen of Carthage)

    Performer: Anna Prohaska. Orchestra: Il Giardino Armonico. Conductor: Giovanni Antonini.
  • Antonio Sartorio

    'Non voglio amar' (Julius Caesar in Egypt)

    Performer: Anna Prohaska. Orchestra: Il Giardino Armonico. Conductor: Giovanni Antonini.
  • Matthew Locke

    The Second Musick: Curtain Tune (The Tempest)

    Orchestrator: Il Giardino Armonico. Conductor: Giovanni Antonini.
  • Antonio Sartorio

    'Quando voglio' (Julius Caesar in Egypt)

    Performer: Anna Prohaska. Orchestra: Il Giardino Armonico. Conductor: Giovanni Antonini.
  • Christoph Graupner

    'Der Himmel ist von Donner...Infido Cupido' (Dido, Queen of Carthage)

    Performer: Anna Prohaska. Orchestra: Il Giardino Armonico. Conductor: Giovanni Antonini.
  • Christoph Graupner

    'Agitato da Tempeste' (Dido, Queen of Carthage)

    Performer: Anna Prohaska. Orchestra: Il Giardino Armonico. Conductor: Giovanni Antonini.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto grosso in C minor, Op 6 No 8

    Orchestra: Il Giardino Armonico. Performer: Giovanni Antonini.
  • George Frideric Handel

    'Che sento? Oh Dio!..Se pietà di me non senti' (Julius Caesar in Egypt)

    Orchestra: Il Giardino Armonico. Conductor: Giovanni Antonini.
  • Francesco Cavalli

    Sonata No 15 in D minor

    Orchestrator: Il Giardino Armonico. Conductor: Giovanni Antonini.
  • Francesco Cavalli

    'Re de' Getuli altero...Il mio marito' (Didone)

    Performer: Anna Prohaska. Orchestra: Il Giardino Armonico. Conductor: Giovanni Antonini.
  • Johann Adolf Hasse

    'Morte col fiero aspetto' (Mark Antony and Cleopatra)

    Performer: Anna Prohaska. Orchestra: Il Giardino Armonico. Conductor: Giovanni Antonini.
  • Henry Purcell

    Chaconne: Dance for Chinese Man and Woman (The Fairy Queen)

    Orchestra: Il Giardino Armonico. Conductor: Giovanni Antonini.
  • Henry Purcell

    'Oft she visits this lone mountain' (Dido and Aeneas)

    Orchestra: Il Giardino Armonico. Conductor: Giovanni Antonini.
  • Henry Purcell

    "Thy hand Belinda…When I am laid in earth" (Dido and Aeneas)

    Performer: Anna Prohaska. Orchestra: Il Giardino Armonico. Conductor: Giovanni Antonini.
  • Ben Bertrand

    V380 Orionis

    • Ngc 1999.
    • les albums claus.

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