Live From The Bridgewater Hall In Manchester

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01Radio 3 Live In Concert20130313

Live from The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.

Presented by Martin Handley

The BBC Philharmonic, with Composer/Conductor HK Gruber, performs James MacMillan's The Sacrifice, Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, and Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex.

James MacMillan: The Sacrifice: Three Interludes

Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings

Richard Watkins (horn)

Timothy Robinson (tenor)

BBC Philharmonic

HK Gruber (conductor)

Oedipus - Ian Bostridge (tenor)

Jocasta - Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo-soprano)

Creon - Henry Waddington (bass)

Tiresias - Matthew Best (bass)

Shepherd - Timothy Robinson (tenor)

Messenger - Neal Davies (bass-baritone)

Hallé Choir

Hear a timeless story made startlingly new, as HK Gruber and some of the greatest singers of our time join forces in Stravinsky's astonishing opera-oratorio 'Oedipus Rex'. It's the jaw-dropping finish to a night of myth, poetry and basic instincts: from Britten's rapturous 'Serenade' through the passionate and visceral emotions of the orchestral interludes from James MacMillan's most recent opera, 'The Sacrifice'.

02 LASTRadio 3 Live In Concert20130313

Live from The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.

Presented by Martin Handley

The BBC Philharmonic, with Composer/Conductor HK Gruber, performs James MacMillan's The Sacrifice, Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, and Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex.

Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex

Oedipus - Ian Bostridge (tenor)

Jocasta - Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo-soprano)

Creon - Henry Waddington (bass)

Tiresias - Matthew Best (bass)

Shepherd - Timothy Robinson (tenor)

Messenger - Neal Davies (bass-baritone)

Hallé Choir

BBC Philharmonic

HK Gruber (conductor)

Hear a timeless story made startlingly new, as HK Gruber and some of the greatest singers of our time join forces in Stravinsky's astonishing opera-oratorio 'Oedipus Rex'. It's the jaw-dropping finish to a night of myth, poetry and basic instincts: from Britten's rapturous 'Serenade' through the passionate and visceral emotions of the orchestral interludes from James MacMillan's most recent opera, 'The Sacrifice'.