Saturday 13th September - Manon Lascaut by Puccini
Tonight Bernard presents Manon Lascaut, an opera in four acts after the novel by Abbe Prevost, which was performed this year as part of the Baden-Baden Easter Festival 2014. Eva-Maria Westbroek plays Manon Lescaut, Lester Lynch Manon’s brother and Bogdan Mihai as Edmundo. Sir Simon Rattle (pictured) conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
Saturday 20th September - Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea
Tonight’s opera was recorded at the Palais Garnier, Paris in June 2014. Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea. The opera was premiered in Venice in 1642-43, but after a 1651 revival in Naples it remained unperformed for 250 years. This production stars Gaelle Arquez, Jael Azzaretti, Amel and Brahim-Djelloul. Rinaldo Alessandrini conducts Concerto Italiano.