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Opera on 3Lohengrin

Synopsis

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Donald Macleod introduces Wagner's tragic 1848 opera Lohengrin, recorded at the Royal Opera
House last month. He is joined by Wagner scholar John Deathridge to discuss the work's significance and its very special place in Wagner's output. Lohengrin has been Elsa's champion in a duel. He offers to marry her on the condition that she never ask his name or where he comes from. After their marriage she finds this promise impossible to keep and so he has to leave, though not before revealing that he is, in fact, a knight of the Holy Grail with a sacred mission. Wagner Lohengrin
Other roles sung by Anne Osborne and Deborah Peake Jones (sopranos). Louise Armit and Kate McCarney (mezzos). Haoyin Xue and Ji-Min Park (tenors), Kwangchul Youn and Boaz Daniel
(baritones), Kostas Smoriginas (bass-baritone), Vuyani Mlinde (bass) Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conductor Semyon Bychkov
RT DIRECT: Wagner Lohengrin OCDs), featuring Jess Thomas , Elisabeth Grummer. Christa Ludwig ,
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau , Gottlob Frick , Otto Wiener and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Rudolf Kempe. is available for £25 inc p&p. Send cheque. payable to Selections, to: [address removed], or phone 0[number removed] (national rate) quoting B46-X206

Contributors

Introduces: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: John Deathridge
Unknown: Wagner Lohengrin
Sung By: Anne Osborne
Sung By: Deborah Peake Jones
Sopranos: Louise Armit
Sopranos: Kate McCarney
Unknown: Haoyin Xue
Tenors: Kwangchul Youn
Tenors: Boaz Daniel
Baritones: Kostas Smoriginas
Bass-Baritone: Vuyani Mlinde
Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
Unknown: Wagner Lohengrin
Unknown: Jess Thomas
Unknown: Elisabeth Grummer.
Unknown: Christa Ludwig
Unknown: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Unknown: Gottlob Frick
Unknown: Otto Wiener
Conducted By: Rudolf Kempe.
Lohengrin: Johan Botha (tenor)
Elsa: Edith Haller (soprano)
Telramund: Falk Struckmann (bass)
Ortrud: Petra Lang (mezzo)

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Opera on 3Lohengrin

BBC Radio 3, 27 June 2009 18.00






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