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Opera Matinee: Peter Heise's The King and the Marshall

Peter Heise's 1850 opera Drot og Marsk, based on the 13th-century true story of the murder of Danish king Eric Glipping. The Royal Danish Opera is conducted by Michael Schonwandt.

Presented by Elizabeth Alker.

Peter Heise's 1850 opera 'Drot og Marsk' is based on the 13th-century true story of the murder of Danish king Eric Glipping. The king is an inveterate womaniser and when he seduces Ingeborg, the wife of Marshal Stig, the marshal organises a conspiracy to kill him. Stig is banished and Ingeborg commits suicide.

This version was recorded last May by the Royal Danish Opera Chorus and Orchestra under the baton of Michael Schønwandt, accompanying a cast including Peter Lodahl as King Erik, Johann Reuter as Marshall Stig and Sine Bundgaard as Ingeborg.

The opera is followed by more from this week's featured performing group - The Ulster Orchestra. Rafael Payare conducts Shostakovich's Festive Overture, which was written to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the October Revolution in Russia. They close with Webern's orchestration of Bach's Ricercar from The Musical Offering presented to Frederick the Great in 1747.

2.00pm
Peter Heise: Drot og Marsk (The King and The Marshall"

Marshall Stig - Johann Reuter (baritone)
King Erik - Peter Lodahl (tenor)
Rane Johnsen - Gert Henning-Jensen (tenor)
Fru Ingeborg - Sine Bundgaard (soprano)
Aase - Sofie Elkjaer Jensen (soprano)
Count Jakob to Halland - Morten Staugaard (actor)
Jens Grand - Simon Duus (bass-baritone)
Herold - Teit Kanstrup (baritone)
Royal Danish Opera Chorus
Royal Danish Opera Orchestra
Michael Schønwandt, conductor

4.40pm
Shostakovich: Festive Overture
Bach arr. Webern: Ricercar
Ulster Orchestra
Rafael Payare, conductor

7 days left to listen

3 hours

Music Played

  • Peter Heise

    The King and the Marshall, Act I

    Orchestra: Royal Danish Opera Orchestra. Choir: Royal Danish Opera Chorus. Conductor: Michael Schønwandt.
  • Peter Heise

    The King and the Marshall, Act II

    Orchestra: Royal Danish Opera Orchestra. Choir: Royal Danish Opera Chorus. Conductor: Michael Schønwandt.
  • Peter Heise

    The King and the Marshall, Act III

    Orchestra: Royal Danish Opera Orchestra. Choir: Royal Danish Opera Chorus. Conductor: Michael Schønwandt.
  • Peter Heise

    The King and the Marshall, Act IV

    Orchestra: Royal Danish Opera Orchestra. Choir: Royal Danish Opera Chorus. Conductor: Michael Schønwandt.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Festive Overture

    Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Rafael Payare.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Ricercare

    Composer: Anton Webern. Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra.
  • Arthur Bliss

    The Red Knight's Mazurka (Checkmate)

    Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Vernon Handley.
    • A Colour Symphony.
    • Chandos.
    • 8.

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