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Sunday 22 July 2012 at 16.30 – this is a LONG opera!
Live from the Albert Hall, London on BBC radio 3 and online
Berlioz: The Trojans
To aid your enjoyment – Programme notes from the Proms
From the Royal Opera’s acclaimed new production directed by David McVicar, Antonio Pappano conducts a concert performance of Berlioz’s The Trojans, with Bryan Hymel as Aeneas, Anna Caterina Antonacci as Cassandra and Eva Maria Westbroek as Dido. The Trojans is Berliozs’ most ambitious work, one that he himself considered greater than anything he had done previously. Based on Virgil’s epic poem The Aeneid, The Trojans tells the story of the destruction of Troy, and of the Trojan warrior Aeneas’s quest to found a new dynasty in Italy. On the way he meets Dido, Queen of Carthage, and falls in love. In the ultimate battle between duty and love, which will prove stronger?
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Fabio Capitanucci, baritone – Coroebus
Ashley Holland baritone,- Panthus
Brindley Sherratt, bass – Narbal
Ji-Min Park, tenor, – Iopas
Barbara Senator, mezzo-soprano, – Ascanius
Anna Caterina Antonacci, soprano – Cassandra
Eva Maria Westbroek, soprano – Dido
Hanna Hipp, mezzo-soprano – Anna
Ed Lyon, tenor – Hylas
Robert Lloyd, bass – Priam
Lukas Jakobski, bass – Greek Chieftain
Jihoon Kim, bass – Ghost of Hector
Ji Hyun Kim, tenor – Helenus
Pamela Helen Stephen, mezzo-soprano – Hecuba
Royal Opera Chorus. Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Sir Antonio Pappano conductor