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The Royal Opera House Christmas Concert

From the Royal Opera House, a Christmas Concert with highlights from operas by Rossini, Puccini, Mozart and Humperdinck, plus other seasonal music. Mark Wigglesworth conducts.

From the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in London, a Christmas Concert recorded earlier this week with highlights from Rossini's Cenerentola, Puccini's La Boheme, Mozart's The Magic Flute and Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, plus Vaughan Williams's Fantasia on Christmas. Mark Wigglesworth conducts a starry cast of soloists including the soprano Jennifer Davis, the mezzo-soprano Hanna Hipp, baritones Roderick Williams, Ross Ramgobin, Gyula Nagy, Germán E. Alcántara and Dominic Sedgwick, as well as the bass Jeremy White, all accompanied by the orchestra and chorus of the Royal Opera House.

Presented by Kate Molleson.

Rossini: La Cenerentola, Overture
Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel, Act 2
Puccini: La Boheme, Act 2 (from Musetta's entrance)
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas
Mozart: The Magic Flute (Excerpts)

Jennifer Davis, soprano
Hanna Hipp, mezzo-soprano
Roderick Williams, baritone
Ross Ramgobin, baritone
Gyula Nagy, baritone
Germán E. Alcántara, baritone
Dominic Sedgwick, baritone
Jeremy White, bass

Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Mark Wigglesworth, conductor

2 hours, 29 minutes

Last on

Boxing Day 2020 19:30

Music Played

  • Gerald Finzi

    In terra pax, Op 39

    Singer: Roderick Williams. Singer: Julia Doyle. Choir: City of London Choir. Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Hilary Davan Wetton.
    • In Terra Pax: A Christmas Anthology.
    • Naxos.
    • 6.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Winter (Folk Songs of the Four Seasons)

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Choir: City of London Choir. Conductor: Hilary Davan Wetton.
    • In Terra Pax: A Christmas Anthology.
    • Naxos.
    • 14.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata No 115, 'Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit'

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • J.S. Bach, Cantatas Vol 12: Gardiner.
    • Soli Deo Gloria.
    • 12.

Broadcast

  • Boxing Day 2020 19:30