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)
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)
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'.