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Rossini: overture to Cenerentola, Handel: spero per voi si, si from Ariodante, Verdi: La donna è mobile from Rigoletto, Boito: Son lo spirito che nega from Mefistofole, Rossini: O figlie damabile chorus and ugly sisters Act 1 Cenerentola and more.
Inspired by Lady Caroline Lamb's description of Byron, this programme explores the baddies of opera. Nobody is exempt! Operatic plots just wouldn't be anything without these characters! From Eugene Onegin to the Duke of Mantua, to Lady Macbeth, composers have relished the opportunity and given them some of the best music!