Afternoon Concert

Nordic Sounds - Opera Matinee

Nordic Sounds - Opera Matinee

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Summary

Penny Gore continues this week of Nordic performances with Verdi's Il Trovatore, recorded at Swedish Royal Opera in 1960. It stars the celebrated Swedish tenor Jussi Bjorling as Manrico and the soprano Hjördis Schymberg as Leonora, in a tragic story of mistaken identity, witchcraft and vengeance. Plus, recent concert performances from Copenhagen. 2.00 Verdi: Il Trovatore, opera in four acts. Manrico (tenor: Jussi Björling), Leonora (soprano: Hjördis Schymberg), Kerstin Meyer (mezzo: Azucena), Il conte di Luna (baritone: Hugo Hasslo), Erik Saedén (bass: Ferrando), Ingeborg Kjellgren (soprano: Ines), Olle Sivall (tenor: Ruiz), Bertil Alstergård (bass: Un vecchio zingaro), Sture Ingebretzen (tenor: Un messo), Swedish Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Herbert Sandberg. 3.00 Berwald: Overture to Estrella de Soria. Niels Gade: Symphony No 1 in C minor, Op 5 (`On Sjølund's Beautiful Plains'). Concerto Copenhagen, conductor Lars Ulrik Mortensen.
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