BBC SO/Leoncavallo's Zazā

27 November 2015 / 19:00

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A rare opportunity to hear an all-star cast in a neglected jewel by Pagliacci composer, Leoncavallo, this concert is a treat for any opera lover.
Zazā was a runaway success following its Milan premiere in 1900. Here Ermonela Jaho (Mimi, Angelica, and Manon at the Royal Opera House) takes on the role of the Parisian music hall singer, Zazā, whose conscience is pricked when she discovers her lover, Milio, is married. Italian specialist Maurizio Benini leads a wonderful cast, who will have just spent a week recording the work for Opera Rara.

Programme & Performers

Leoncavallo Zazā

Concert staging sung in Italian with English surtitles

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Maurizo Benini conductor
Ermonela Jaho Zazā
Riccardo Massi Milio
Stephen Gaertner Cascart
Patricia Bardon Anaide
David Stout Bussy
Kathryn Rudge Natalia
Fflur Wyn Floriana
Nicky Spence Courtois
Christopher Turner Augusto
Robert Anthony Gardiner Il Signore
BBC Singers

Susannah Waters director

Please note: Susannah Waters replaces Justin Way as director for this concert and Stephen Gaertner replaces Nicola Alaimo in the role of Cascart.

This event is part of:
BBC Symphony Orchestra 2015 - 16 Multibuy

Promoted by BBC Symphony Orchestra and Opera Rara


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