BBC Symphony Orchestra / Elder

28 October 2012 / 19:00

Tickets £12 – 40

subject to availability
 sold out

Donizetti Belisario

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Mark Elder
Joyce El-Khoury Antonina
Nicola Alaimo Belisario
Russell Thomas Alamiro
Camilla Roberts Irene
Alastair Miles Giustiniano
Julia Sporsen Eudora
Peter Hoare Eutropio
Graeme Broadbent Eusebio
Darren Jeffrey Centurione
BBC Singers

Sir Mark Elder has made it his mission in recent years to revive the fortunes of the great bel canto operas, with pioneering performances and persuasive, vivid recordings. In this concert staging, a collaboration with the Opera Rara record label, he tackles Donizetti’s lyric tragedy Belisario, which traces the fortunes of the 6th-century Byzantine General. It achieved huge popularity in its day and the title-role provides a marvellous vehicle for the talents of Sicilian baritone Nicola Alaimo. Prepare for a performance of high passion and drama from a wonderful cast, including rising Canadian star Joyce El-Khoury as the accusing wife Antonina and esteemed bass Alastair Miles as the Emperor Justinian.

Concert Performance.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Study Afternoon 2.30­-5.30pm, Frobisher Room 4 
An afternoon exploring Donizetti’s Belisario
Admission to the Study Afternoon is free to ticket-holders for the evening concert but please be aware that space is limited so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Part of BBC Symphony Orchestra 2012–2013 multibuy
Part of All classical music events - 2012–2013 season
Part of BBC Symphony Orchestra 2012–2013


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