Concert will begin at 09:30 hours GMT
Henze's 'The Bassarids' with Montalvo, Fujimura, Fulgoni, Panikkar et al from Madrid
Henze's 'The Bassarids' is an opera in one act and an intermezzo to an English libretto by W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman, after Euripides's The Bacchae. The conflict in the opera is between human rationality and emotional control, represented by the King of Thebes, Pentheus, and unbridled human passion, represented by the god Dionysus.
Performers: Marisol Montalvo, soprano, Mihoko Fujimura, mezzo-soprano, Sara Fulgoni, mezzo-soprano, Sean Panikkar, tenor, Nikolai Schukoff, tenor, Daniel Belcher, baritone, Mark S. Doss, baritone, Franco Pomponi, baritone.
Spanish National Choir and Orchestra. Conductor: Kent Nagano.