Thursday Opera Matinee - Iolanta

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AO320170427

Penny Gore presents this week's Opera Matinee - Tchaikovsky's one-act opera 'Iolanta', premiered in 1892, in a performance from the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow. The opera concerns the blind Princess Iolanta, who doesn't know that she's blind or a princess. Her betrothed, Duke Robert, is in love with someone else and wants to break off the engagement. Things might work in his favour, as his friend Count Vaudemont falls instantly in love with Iolanta the first time he sees her. Plus more from this week's featured orchestra, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and music from a new CD of music by Mark Bowden.

Tchaikovsky: Iolanta

René, King of Provence - Pyotr Mignunov (bass)

Robert, Duke of Burgundy - Dmitry Vargin (baritone)

Count Vaudémont - Victor Antipenko (tenor)

Ibn-Hakia - Elchin Azizov (baritone)

Alméric - Yaroslav Abaimov (tenor)

Bertrand - Nikolai Kazansky (bass)

Iolanta - Anastasia Moskvina (soprano)

Marta - Svetlana Shilova (contralto)

Brigitta - Margarita Ivanova (soprano)

Laura - Alexandra Kadurina (mezzo-soprano)

State Chorus of Moscow Region Philharmonic

Russian National Orchestra

Mikhail Pletnev (conductor)

c.3.50pm

Bowden: Lyra, for cello and orchestra

Oliver Coates (cello)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Grant Llewellyn (conductor).

AO320170427

Penny Gore presents this week's Opera Matinee - Tchaikovsky's one-act opera 'Iolanta', premiered in 1892, in a performance from the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow. The opera concerns the blind Princess Iolanta, who doesn't know that she's blind or a princess. Her betrothed, Duke Robert, is in love with someone else and wants to break off the engagement. Things might work in his favour, as his friend Count Vaudemont falls instantly in love with Iolanta the first time he sees her. Plus more from this week's featured orchestra, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and music from a new CD of music by Mark Bowden.

Tchaikovsky: Iolanta

René, King of Provence - Pyotr Mignunov (bass)

Robert, Duke of Burgundy - Dmitry Vargin (baritone)

Count Vaudémont - Victor Antipenko (tenor)

Ibn-Hakia - Elchin Azizov (baritone)

Alméric - Yaroslav Abaimov (tenor)

Bertrand - Nikolai Kazansky (bass)

Iolanta - Anastasia Moskvina (soprano)

Marta - Svetlana Shilova (contralto)

Brigitta - Margarita Ivanova (soprano)

Laura - Alexandra Kadurina (mezzo-soprano)

State Chorus of Moscow Region Philharmonic

Russian National Orchestra

Mikhail Pletnev (conductor)

c.3.50pm

Bowden: Lyra, for cello and orchestra

Oliver Coates (cello)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Grant Llewellyn (conductor).