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The Sunday Opera: Ambroise Thomas' "Mignon"

We’re heading back to France for this week’s Sunday Opera (3/11 3:00 p.m.) for one of the better known works of Charles Louis Ambroise Thomas, “Mignon.”  As a special feature, both the happy and tragic endings written for this opera about the trials of a young girl who was abducted by gypsies will be presented.  Marilyn Horne is Mignon, and joining her are Alain Vanzo, Frederica Von Stade, Ruth Welting, and Andre Battedou.  Antonio De Almeda conducts the Ambrosian Opera Chorus and The Philharmonia Orchestra.  

After the opera, join Michael Kownacky for more music of Ambroise Thomas in his ballet music written for “Francoise de Rimini” and an aria from his “Hamlet” performed by Bo Skovhus.