In the final Queen of the Night programme for 2020, Tim is determined that, no matter what, the year has a happy ending …. even if it only comes to you via opera and ballet.

Playlist: 27 December 2020

Rossini: La Cenerentola: Overture. The Philharmonia Orchestra/ Tullio Serafin.
Rossini: Messa di Gloria: Laudamus Te. Kathleen Battle, sop.
Vivaldi: Gloria in D major, RV589: Laudamus Te. Sara Macliver, sop. Sally-Anne Russell, mezzo. Orchestra of the Antipodes/ Antony Walker.
Bellini: La Sonnambula: Act II finale. Joan Sutherland, sop. London Opera Chorus and National Philharmonic Orchestra/ Richard Bonynge.
Bellini: I Puritani: Act III: Credeasi, misera! Luciano Pavarotti, ten. Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/ Richard Bonynge.
Stravinsky: Firebird: Finale. Orchestra de l’Opéra Bastille/ Myung-Whun Chung.
Purcell: Dido’s Lament. Central Band of the Royal Air Force.
Elgar: Sospiri, op.70. Nigel Kennedy, vln.
Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat major, op.72 “Emperor”: III. Rondo. Leon Fleisher, pno. Cleveland Orchestra/ George Szell.
Bruch: Violin Concerto no.1 in G minor, op.26: III. Finale. Jascha Heifetz, vln.

Graphic: Sunset, The North Sea

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