The Manchester Camerata

Beethoven
The Creatures of Prometheus, Op.43 – Overture
Tippett
Divertimento on Sellinger’s Round
Mozart
Two Concert Arias:
Chi sà, chi sà, qual sia, K582
Bella mia fiamma, K528
Beethoven
Symphony No.8 in F, Op.93

Kate Royal (soprano)

Manchester Camerata
Douglas Boyd


Our series exploring the Proms archives continues with a performance from 2005 marking the Manchester Camerata’s debut at the festival. Kate Royal returned for her third Proms visit to sing a pair of Mozart arias, having won the Kathleen Ferrier Award the previous summer. Michael Tippett’s Divertimento on Sellinger’s Round, which draws on British music from across the centuries, was an apt inclusion in the centenary year of the composer’s birth. Beethoven’s sparkling Eighth Symphony contrasts with his ballet overture in praise of the Greek-mythical creator of mankind.

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(From the BBC Proms 2005, 27 July)

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