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BBC Proms 99

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Tonight's Prom from the Royal Albert Hall, London, celebrates the bicentenary of the birth of the Russian poet Alexander Pushkin with operatic music inspired by his works. The programme culminates in a revival of Rachmaninov's one-act opera Aleko, a story of love, betrayal and revenge, as a young man from the city, Aleko, tangles with the gypsy girl Zemfira. Elena Prokina (soprano),
Vassily Gerello (baritone), Vsevolod Grivnov (tenor), Peter Rose (bass), Chorus of Opera North,
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Vassily Sinaisky
Glinka Overture: Ruslan and Lyudmila Rimsky-Korsakov The Three Miracles (The Tale of Tsar Saltan)
Tchaikovsky Introduction, Act 2;
Waltz; Final Scene (Eugene Onegin )
8.10 The Gypsies
Ralph Fiennes , Alex Jennings and Gabrielle Glaister read Alexander
Pushkin's verse The Gypsies, a powerful exploration of the conflict between freedom and love, and the work which inspired Rachmaninov's opera Aleko.
8.30 Rachmaninov Aleko

Contributors

Unknown: Alexander Pushkin
Soprano: Vassily Gerello
Baritone: Vsevolod Grivnov
Tenor: Peter Rose
Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky
Conductor: Lyudmila Rimsky-Korsakov
Unknown: Eugene Onegin
Unknown: Ralph Fiennes
Unknown: Alex Jennings
Unknown: Gabrielle Glaister

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