Joseph Haydn: Symphony No.85 (La reine)
Luigi Cherubini: Dei tuoi figli la madre from Médée
Christoph Willibald von Gluck: Dance of the furies from Orfeo ed Euridice
Christoph Willibald von Gluck: Dance of the blessed spirits from Orfeo ed Euridice
Christoph Willibald von Gluck: O malheureuse Iphigénie from Iphigénie en Tauride
Hector Berlioz: Ah! Ah! Je vais mourir from Les Troyens
Hector Berlioz: Adieu, fière cité from Les Troyens
Georges Bizet: Symphony in C
The OAE's Queens, Heroines and Ladykillers series opens with Sir Roger Norrington and top soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci.
Star soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci joins the OAE for this concert that opens both the Orchestra's 2012/13 season and the Queens, Heroines and Ladykillers series. She sings three arias spanning three different musical eras, including an aria by Cherubini made famous by Maria Callas, and a touching yet powerful aria from Berlioz.
Also in the programme is Gluck's viscerally thrilling Dance of the Furies and Bizet's fresh and uninhibited Symphony in C.
OAE Extras at 5.45pm. Free
An introduction to the 2012/13 Southbank Centre Series, and the Queens, Heroines and Ladykillers series, with players from the OAE
Royal Festival Hall post-concert discussion - The Aftershow. Join artists after the concert for an informal discussion and Q&A.Performers
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Sir Roger Norrington conductor
Anna Caterina Antonacci soprano