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Royal Opera Young Artists Programme

Synopsis
Radio broadcast with the theme of Shakespeare in opera. Up-and-coming stars give their annual concert from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Presented by Stephanie Hughes in conversation with opera critic John Allison. The Orchestra is conducted by Graeme Jenkins and Jared Holt. The operas included are: Nicolai - Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor; Ambroise Thomas - Hamlet (Act III, excerpts); Rossini - Otello (Act II, excerpts), Gounod - Romeo et Juliette (Act III, excerpts, Verdi - Ballet music from Macbeth; Britten - A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Act II, excerpts) and Walton - Troilus and Cressida (Act II, excerpts). The singers are Ha Young Lee, Victoria Nava and Katie Van Kooten (sopranos), Liora Grodnikaite (mezzo), James Edwards, Andrew Kennedy and Robert Murray (tenors), Jared Holt (baritone), Matthew Rose (bass).
Series
Opera on 3
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
21 Sep 2005 at 19:30 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
120 mins

Credits

Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Ambroise Thomas; Benjamin Britten; Charles Gounod; Giuseppe Verdi; Otto Nicolai; William Walton
Contributor
John Allison; Stephanie Hughes

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Production type
Operas and Musicals
Subjects
Music
Keywords
opera; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
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020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
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NW1 2DB

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