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First Night of the Proms


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The BBC Promenade
Concerts season opens with a performance of Richard Strauss 's dramatic one-act opera live from the Royal Albert Hall in London. Andrew Davis , Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducts this horrific story of obsession, murder and revenge in ancient Greece.
Davis says: "The Proms always end with Land of Hope and Glory, but this year we begin by entering a land of despair and gore through Richard Strauss 's inimitable adaptation of Greek tragedy. One hundred continuous minutes of the composer at his most powerful - sung by an exceptionally strong cast - should ensure a chilling and thrilling start to this great festival."
Introduced by James Naughtie. (soprano)
With the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Singers. Director Brian Large
Series producer Peter Maniura
SIMULTANEOUS BROADCASTwith Radio 3: forfull cast list seepage 102.


Unknown: Richard Strauss
Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Unknown: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Richard Strauss
Introduced By: James Naughtie.
Director: Brian Large
Producer: Peter Maniura
Elektra: Marilyn Zschau
Clytemnestra: Eva Randova (mezzo-Soprano)
Orestes: Willard White (bass Baritone)
Chrysothemis: Deborah Voigt (soprano)
Aegisthus: William Cochran (tenor)

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First Night of the Proms

BBC Two England, 16 July 1993 19.30

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