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Opera on 3


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The Greek Passion
I Charles Mackerras conducts Covent
Garden's Olivier Award-winning production of Martinu's last major work. A group of modern Greek villagers put on a Passion play, but as the threatening presence of refugees divides the village, they find themselves gradually taken over by their roles. Manolios, cast as Jesus, and Katerina, the village's Mary Magdalen , seek to welcome and comfortthe visitors, against the will of Priest Grigoris and the village elders. Presented by Stephanie Hughes.
Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras
Acts land 2
8.35 Interval: The Heroic Pessimist
Peter Mackridge talks to Piers Burton-Page about Nikos Kazantakis , on whose novel, Christ Recrucified , Martinu's opera is based.
9.00 Acts 3 and 4


Unknown: Charles MacKerras
Unknown: Mary Magdalen
Presented By: Stephanie Hughes.
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Talks: Peter MacKridge
Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Unknown: Nikos Kazantakis
Unknown: Christ Recrucified
Manolios: Christopher Ventris (tenor)
Katerina: Marie McLaughlin (soprano)
Panait: Douglas Nasrawi (tenor)
Grigoris: Peter Sidhom (baritone)
Fotis: Willard W White (bass-Baritone)
Yannakos: Timothy Robinson (tenor)
Nikolio: James Edwards (tenor)
Lenio: Juanita Lascarro (soprano)

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