Ramón Vargas (Giorgio Argyll)
Iván Ayón Rivas (Arturo Murray)
Sally Matthews (Anna Ruthven)
Elizabeth DeShong (Odoardo Douglas)
Irene Roberts (Malvina Douglas)
Susana Gaspar (Clara)
Alessandro Fisher (Osvaldo)
Opera Rara Chorus
Opera Rara Artistic Director and internationally acknowledged 19th-century opera specialist Carlo Rizzi joins Britten Sinfonia and an exceptional cast in a revival of Mercadante's Il proscritto.
This will be the first performance of one of Mercadante's most daring and innovative scores since its Naples premiere in 1842. Restored from its original manuscript, Il proscritto weaves a tragic tale of lost love and political treachery during the rule of Oliver Cromwell.
In over 50 years of operatic archeology, Opera Rara's mission has been to rediscover and restore neglected works of the highest quality, giving them new life through studio recordings and live performance. This concert will present Opera Rara's 45th full restoration of a forgotten work from opera's glorious past.
Britten Sinfonia is one of the world's most celebrated and pioneering ensembles. The orchestra is acclaimed for its virtuoso musicianship, an inspired approach to concert programming which makes bold, intelligent connections across 400 years of repertoire, and a versatility that is second to none. Britten Sinfonia breaks the mould by not having a principal conductor or director, instead choosing to collaborate with a range of the finest international guest artists from across the musical spectrum, resulting in performances of rare insight and energy.www.brittensinfonia.com/