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    Tales from the Opera Sunday 23 June 2013


    Tales from the Opera Sunday 23 June 2013

    "I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was.” To celebrate the of composer Benjamin Britten, plus whatever class of a summer we've been given, Tales from the Opera partakes in A Midsummer Night's dream- the composer's entrancing setting of Shakespeare's festive comedy.

    (Recording details: James Bowman, Della Jones, Jill Gomez, Lillian Watzon, Donald Maxwell. City of London Sinfonia/ Richard Hickox. Virgin Classics label)

    Sunday December 29th
    “Why waltz with a guy for ten rounds if you can knock him out in one?" If Rocky Marciano had heard Die Fledermaus, he might have danced a little longer. This week's Tales from the Opera visits Vienna for Johann Strauss II's sparkling operetta. 
    (Recording Details: Philips Classics/464 031-2 with Edita Gruberova, Kiri Te Kanawa, Richard Leech, Wolfgang Brendel, Brigitte Fassbaender (pictured), Wiener Staatsopernchor/ Wiener Philharmoniker/ André Previn)

    Sunday January 5th (New Series)
    It is the music we all share, from simple airs to the grandeur of opera, sacred chant to the sturdy chorus. Song is the art that touches every aspect of our lives. In A World of Song, Liz Nolan celebrates the wealth of Western vocal music.

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