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Opera on 3

Live from Ireland's National Opera House in Wexford, Sean Rafferty introduces a new production of David's grand opera for Wexford Opera Festival 2016, directed by Stephen Medcalf. The plot is set in 79 AD in Herculaneum, the ancient city neighbouring Pompeii just before the famous volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius, pitting the young Christian couple, Helios and Lilia, against the evil Olympia. Felicien David: Herculanum. Olga Busuioc, soprano (Lilia), Daniela Pini, mezzo-soprano (Olympia), Andrew Haji, tenor (Helios), Simon Bailey, bass (Nicanor/Satan), Rory Musgrave, baritone (Magnus), Wexford Festival Opera Chorus, Wexford Festival Opera Orchestra/Jean-Luc Tingaud.

Genre: Arts

When is Opera on 3 next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC Radio Three Tonight, 7:45pm and on BBC Radio Three November 5th, 6:30pm. See more...