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Saturday 15th August  7.30pm at the  Sheldonian Theatre

Anna Rajah, soprano

Oxford Proms Orchestra, conductor John Traill

Opera star Anna Rajah will sing the two spectacular Queen of the Night arias from Mozart’s opera “Die Zauberflote”, The Magic Flute plus “Casta Diva” from Bellini’s Norma and Puccini’s ”O Mio Babbino Caro”  O My Beloved Papa.

Our programme includes orchestral interludes from famous operas and Mozart’s divine adagio from the clarinet concerto played by our principal clarinettist Lucy Downer which follows the celebrated Queen of the Night’s “Der Holle Rache” Hell’s Revenge, possibly the most famous opera aria beyond the reach of most singers and a dramatic expression of anger beyond words.

Programme

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba                                Handel

“O Zittre Nicht”  Queen of the Night aria             Mozart

Dance of the Blessed Spirits from Orfeo              Gluck     ( Celia Redgate – flute)

“Der Holle Rache” Queen of the Night aria        Mozart

Adagio from  Clarinet Concerto                             Mozart   ( Lucy Downer – clarinet )

                           interval

Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana                 Mascagni

Casta Diva from the opera Norma                         Bellini

Meditation from Thais                                             Massenet   (Edmund Jones – violin)

O Mio Babbino Caro from Gianni Schicchi          Puccini

Symphony No 31 in D major K 297 (Paris)          Mozart

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets from Oxford Playhouse

01865 305305

or

www.ticketsoxford.co.uk

For General Enquiries:

e: music@oxfordproms.co.uk

t: 01865 842336

Credits:

Photographs of Mami Shikimori by Andres Landino

Photograph of Sheldonian concert by Bernard Mattimore

Oxford Proms logo designed by architect Barnaby Wheeler R.I.B.A

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