Thursday Opera Matinee - Handel's Il Parnassus In Festa

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AO320170323

Penny Gore presents a concert performance of Handel's Il Parnasso in Festa, an Italian serenata written to celebrate the marriage of Anne, Princess Royal and Prince William of Orange, and performed in London. It is based on a suitably celebratory Greek legend, that of Apollo celebrating the marriage of Thetis and Peleus on Mount Parnassus.

2pm:

Handel: Il Parnasso in Festa (serenata in 3 parts)

Apollo - David Hansen (countertenor)

Clio .....Robin Johannsen (soprano)

Orfeo .....Kangmin Justin Kim (countertenor)

Cloride .....Silke Gäng (mezzo-soprano)

Euterpe - Francesca Ascioti (contralto)

Marte - Ismael Arróniz (bass)

Calliope .....Jenny Högström (soprano)

La Cetra Baroque Orchestra and Vocal Ensemble, Basel

Conductor Andrea Marcon

c.3.20pm:

Followed by more from the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, this week's featured ensemble.

Gluck: Excerpts from Orfeo ed Euridice

Ilana Davidson (soprano)

Adriana Zabala (mezzo-soprano)

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

conductor Christian Zacharias

c.3.50pm:

Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Christian Zacharias (piano/director).

AO320170323

Penny Gore presents a concert performance of Handel's Il Parnasso in Festa, an Italian serenata written to celebrate the marriage of Anne, Princess Royal and Prince William of Orange, and performed in London. It is based on a suitably celebratory Greek legend, that of Apollo celebrating the marriage of Thetis and Peleus on Mount Parnassus.

2pm:

Handel: Il Parnasso in Festa (serenata in 3 parts)

Apollo - David Hansen (countertenor)

Clio....Robin Johannsen (soprano)

Orfeo....Kangmin Justin Kim (countertenor)

Cloride....Silke Gäng (mezzo-soprano)

Euterpe - Francesca Ascioti (contralto)

Marte - Ismael Arróniz (bass)

Calliope....Jenny Högström (soprano)

La Cetra Baroque Orchestra and Vocal Ensemble, Basel

Conductor Andrea Marcon

c.3.20pm:

Followed by more from the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, this week's featured ensemble.

Gluck: Excerpts from Orfeo ed Euridice

Ilana Davidson (soprano)

Adriana Zabala (mezzo-soprano)

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

conductor Christian Zacharias

c.3.50pm:

Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

Christian Zacharias (piano/director).