Skip site navigation and jump to page content

RECENT EVENTS - Proms Saturday Matinee 1: Gluck, Handel & Lully

Saturday 2 August 2014 - 3:00 PM

Proms 2014 Proms Saturday Matinee 1 George Petrou © Ilias Sakalak

Scheduled end time: 4:30pm

Handel
Alessandro – overture 6'

Hasse
Artemisia – sinfonia 5'

Paisiello
Olimpiade – 'E mi lasci così?' … 'Ne' giorni tuoi felici' 5'

Lully
Phaeton – suite 10'

Vivaldi
Giustino – 'Vedrò con mio diletto' 9'

Gluck
Orphée et Eurydice – Dance of the Blessed Spirits; Dance of the Furies 10'
Iphigénie en Aulide – 'Ma fille, Jupiter' 4'

Paisiello
Olimpiade – 'Sciogli, oh Dio! le sue catene' 7'

Myrsini Margariti soprano
Irini Karaianni mezzo-soprano

Armonia Atenea
George Petrou
conductor

The first Greek orchestra ever to appear at the Proms, Armonia Atenea is joined by its Artistic Director George Petrou to present a programme with an appropriately classical flavour.

Greek myths form the thread through a Baroque labyrinth of arias and overtures from French, German and Italian operas, including Gluck's Orphée, Handel's Arianna in Creta and Lully's Phaeton.

Furies rage, sons defy their fathers and heroines bewail their fate in what promises to be a concert of high drama.