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Fairest Isle: Tippett: Visions of Paradise: King Priam


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Sir Michael Tippett's opera in Tom Cairns's dazzling production, newly restaged for English National Opera at the London Coliseum.
Andrew Shore re-creates his acclaimed performance in the title role of Priam, King of Troy, coming to terms with the tragic consequences of the choices he makes for himself, his family and his nation at bloody war with the Greeks. Presented by Natalie Wheen.
English National Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Paul Daniel
Acts 1 and 2

8.05 Within This Theatre, upon This Stage
Mark-Anthony Turnage and Julian Philips consider Tippett's daring imagination and the impact his five operas have made.

8.25 Act 3


Unknown: Sir Michael Tippett
Unknown: Tom Cairns
Unknown: Andrew Shore
Presented By: Natalie Wheen.
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Unknown: Mark-Anthony Turnage
Unknown: Julian Philips
King Priam: Andrew Shore (bar)
Hecuba: Janice Cairns (mezzo)
Hector: Christopher Booth-Jones (bar)
Paris: Christopher Ventris (tenor)
Helen: Jean Rigby(mezzo)
Andromache: Susan Bickley (sop)
Achilles: Thomas R Andle (tenor)
Patroclus: Peter Snipp (baritone)
Nurse: Ethna Robinson (mezzo)
Old man: Richard V An Allan (bass)
Young guard: John Daszak (tenor)
Hermes: Mark Curtis (tenor)

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Fairest Isle: Tippett: Visions of Paradise: King Priam

BBC Radio 3, 23 February 1995 19.00

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