Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture, Idomeneo, re di Creta
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: O smania! O furie! O disperata Elettra! from Idomeneo
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Overture, Leonore No.3
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Abscheulicher, wo eislt du hin ... Komm, Hoffnung from Fidelio
Carl Maria Von Weber: Ocean! Thou mighty Monster from Oberon
Robert Schumann: Symphony No.2 in C
A series of powerful arias written for the female voice, as part of OAE's 'Queens, Heroines and Ladykillers' series celebrating women in music and opera,
Esteemed conductor Marin Alsop conducts and accomplished British soprano Emma Bell is the soloist in this dramatic programme.
This concert is part of the Royal Philharmonic Society's 2013 Bicentenary Celebrations and Southbank Centre's Women of the World 2013 Festival.
Pre-concert event - OAE Extras
Queen Elizabeth Hall, 5.45pm, free.
On this date in 1813, the Philharmonic Society gave its first public concert in London. As part of the Royal Philharmonic Society's Bicentenary celebrations, this talk looks at what concert life was like 200 years ago and how the recognised classics of today, including Schumann's Symphony No. 2, were introduced to British audiences.
'This is really a special treat for me to work with period instruments and be really immersed in the history. You're immediately taken back to how the orchestra developed, why it developed the way it did, and what the challenges were when the composer was writing. I love working with the OAE because it brings me closer to the creative process.' Marin AlsopPerformers
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Marin Alsop conductor
Emma Bell soprano