Tales from Ovid [Metamorphosen]

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Ian Page and the Orchestra of Classical Opera are joined by three superb singers for a fascinating programme of works inspired by stories from the Roman poet Ovid's famous Metamorphoses. An intriguing programmatic symphony by Dittersdorf is followed by culminating transformation scenes from Gluck's seminal Orfeo ed Euridice, Haydn's exquisite but rarely performed marionette opera Philemon und Baucis, and Mozart's delightful first opera, Apollo et Hyacinthus.