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Nordic Sounds - Opera Matinee

Verdi's Il Trovatore from the Swedish Royal Opera archives, starring tenor Jussi Bjorling as Manrico and soprano Hjordis Schymberg as Leonora in a live recording from 1960.

Penny Gore continues this week of Nordic performances with a real treat: Verdi's 'Il Trovatore' recording live at Swedish Royal Opera in 1960. It stars the celebrated Swedish tenor Jussi Bjorling as Manrico and the soprano Hjördis Schymberg as Leonora, in a tragic story of mistaken identity, witchcraft and vengeance. Plus recent concert performances from Copenhagen: music from Sweden by Franz Berwald and from Denmark by Niels Gade.

2.00pm
Verdi: Il Trovatore, opera in 4 Acts

Manrico: Jussi Björling, tenor,
Leonora: Hjördis Schymberg, soprano
Azucena: Kerstin Meyer, mezzo-soprano
Il conte di Luna: Hugo Hasslo, baritone
Ferrando: Erik Saedén, bass
Ines: Ingeborg Kjellgren, soprano
Ruiz: Olle Sivall, tenor
Un vecchio zingaro: Bertil Alstergård, bass
Un messo: Sture Ingebretzen, tenor
Swedish Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra
Herbert Sandberg, conductor

3.00pm
Franz Berwald: Overture to 'Estrella de Soria'
Niels Gade: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 5 ('On Sjølund’s Beautiful Plains')
Concerto Copenhagen
Lars Ulrik Mortensen, conductor

3 hours

Last on

Thu 14 Jan 2021 14:00

Music Played

  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Il Trovatore - Act 1

    Librettist: Salvadore Cammarano. Librettist: Leone Emanuele Bardare. Singer: Jussi Björling. Singer: Kerstin Meyer. Singer: Hugo Hasslo. Singer: Erik Sædén. Singer: Ingeborg Kjellgren. Singer: Olle Sivall. Singer: Bertil Alstergard. Singer: Sture Ingebretzen. Choir: Swedish Royal Opera Chorus. Orchestra: Swedish Royal Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Herbert Sandberg.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Il Trovatore - Act 2

    Librettist: Salvadore Cammarano. Librettist: Leone Emmanuele Bardare. Singer: Jussi Björling. Singer: Kerstin Meyer. Singer: Hugo Hasslo. Singer: Erik Sædén. Singer: Ingeborg Kjellgren. Singer: Olle Sivall. Singer: Bertil Alstergard. Singer: Sture Ingebretzen. Choir: Swedish Royal Opera Chorus. Orchestra: Swedish Royal Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Herbert Sandberg.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Il Trovatore - Act 3

    Librettist: Salvadore Cammarano. Librettist: Leone Emmanuele Bardare. Singer: Jussi Björling. Singer: Kerstin Meyer. Singer: Hugo Hasslo. Singer: Erik Sædén. Singer: Ingeborg Kjellgren. Singer: Olle Sivall. Singer: Bertil Alstergard. Singer: Sture Ingebretzen. Choir: Swedish Royal Opera Chorus. Orchestra: Swedish Royal Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Herbert Sandberg.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Il Trovatore - Act 4

    Librettist: Salvadore Cammarano. Librettist: Leone Emmanuele Bardare. Singer: Jussi Björling. Singer: Kerstin Meyer. Singer: Hugo Hasslo. Singer: Erik Sædén. Singer: Ingeborg Kjellgren. Singer: Olle Sivall. Singer: Bertil Alstergard. Singer: Sture Ingebretzen. Choir: Swedish Royal Opera Chorus. Orchestra: Swedish Royal Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Herbert Sandberg.
  • Franz Berwald

    Estrella de Soria i Overture

    Orchestra: Concerto Copenhagen. Conductor: Lars Ulrik Mortensen.
  • Niels Wilhelm Gade

    Symphony no. 1 in C minor Op.5

    Orchestra: Concerto Copenhagen. Conductor: Lars Ulrik Mortensen.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 7 in A, op. 92 i Allegretto

    Orchestra: Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Daníel Bjarnason.

Broadcast

  • Thu 14 Jan 2021 14:00