16 July 2014 at 3.55pm | Comment on this article
Details of the first three BBC Radio 3 broadcasts of Royal Opera productions for Autumn 2014/15 have been announced, with more dates and titles to be confirmed.
Verdi's I due Foscari will be broadcast at a date TBC. The production will see Plácido Domingo head the cast under the baton of Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano. Though one of Verdi's saddest operas, the music contains contains exhilarating foretastes of Verdi's later style, including virtuosic writing for heroine Lucrezia.
Mozart's Idomeneo will be broadcast at a date TBC. The production stars Matthew Polenzani, Franco Fagioli, Sophie Bevan and Malin Byström and will be conducted by Marc Minkowski, making his Royal Opera debut. The opera features some of Mozart's most varied and inventive music, including the heroic 'Fuor del mar', tender duet ‘S’io non moro a questi accenti’ and the furious vocal acrobatics of 'D'Oreste, d'Ajace'.
Wagner's Tristan und Isolde will be broadcast at a date TBC. The production stars Stephen Gould, Nina Stemme, John Tomlinson and Sarah Connolly. Antonio Pappano will conduct the opera, which changed the course of western music through its revolutionary score.
Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore will be broadcast live on 29 November 2014 at 6.45pm. The production stars Lucy Crowe, Vittorio Grigolo and Bryn Terfel. Former Jette Parker Young Artist Daniele Rustioni will conduct the comic opera, which features beautiful music including the iconic aria 'Una furtiva lagrima'.
All of the titles and broadcast dates listed above are subject to change. Please check BBC Radio 3’s Opera on 3 website for the latest schedule.
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