Part of the BBC Proms. French counter-tenor Philippe Jaroussky and Canadian contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux sing arias and duets by two great masters of 18th-century opera seria, including a rare extract from one of the works that Handel's London rival Porpora wrote to show off his star pupil, the legendary castrato Farinelli. Finish time: approx. 23:30Performers Marie-Nicole Lemieux (contralto), Philippe Jaroussky (counter-tenor), Laurence Paugam (violin), Alexis Kossenko (recorder), Jean-Marc Goujon (flute).
Director Jean-Christophe Spinosi (violin).