Afternoon on 3
Penny Gore presents Tchaikovsky's one-act opera Iolanta, in a performance given in the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow. The opera concerns the blind Princess Iolanta, who is not aware she is blind or a princess. Her betrothed, Duke Robert, is in love with someone else and wants to break off the engagement. Tchaikovsky: Iolanta. Pyotr Mignunov, bass (Rene, King of Provence), Dmitry Vargin, baritone (Robert, Duke of Burgundy), Victor Antipenko, tenor (Count Vaudemont), Elchin Azizov, baritone (Ibn-Hakia), Yaroslav Abaimov, tenor (Almeric), Nikolai Kazansky, bass (Bertrand), Anastasia Moskvina, soprano (Iolanta), Svetlana Shilova, contralto (Marta), Margarita Ivanova, soprano (Brigitta), Alexandra Kadurina, mezzo-soprano (Laura), State Chorus of Moscow Region Philharmonic, Russian National Orchestra/Mikhail Pletnev. Plus 3.50 more in a series featuring music performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Bowden: Lyra. Oliver Coates (cello), BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Grant Llewellyn.
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