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    Opera Night Saturday 16 August 2014

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    Bernard Clarke brings us to De Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam for tonight's performance of Gluck's Armide.

    Saturday 23rd August - Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice
    Bernard Clarke presents Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice (critical version) based on the myth of Orpheus. Orfeo ed Euridice is the first of Gluck's "reform" operas, in which he attempted to replace the abstruse plots and overly complex music of opera seria  with a "noble simplicity" in both the music and the drama.This production was recorded at Goteborg Opera. Laurence Cummings conducts the Goteborg Opera Orchestra and Chorus. Katarina Karneus plays Orfeo, Kerstin Avemo as Euridice and Mia Karlsson as Amore. (Katarina Karnéus and Kerstin Avemo in Orfeo Ed Euridice Photo Mats Bäcker)

    Saturday 29th August - Iphigenia in Tauris by Gluck
    Bernard Clarke continues his celebration of the operatic works of Gluck as he presents Iphigenia in Tauris recorded at the Four Seasons Centre, Toronto starring Susan Graham as Iphigenie and Russell Braun as Oreste. Sandra Horst conducts the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra and Chorus.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 20:26
      Title: Armide, Act Iv And V
      Composer: Gluck, Christoph Willibald
      Performer(s): Sébastien Droy (Tenor)
      Performer(s): Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, De Nederlandse Opera Chorus
      Album: Recorded at De Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam (Broadcast 16/08/14), EBU
      Duration: 52:42
    • 21:45
      Title: Old Man
      Composer: Young, Neil
      Performer(s): Neil Young (Vocal, Guitar)
      Performer(s): Neil Young (Vocal, Guitar), The Stray Gators; James Taylor (Banjo); Linda Ronstadt (Vocal)
      Album: Harvest, Reprise, 7599-27239-2
      Duration: 3:24
    • 21:54
      Title: Two Songs Of The Venetian Merchant
      Composer: Rimsky Korsakov, Nikolay
      Performer(s): Dimitri Hvorostovsky (Bass)
      Performer(s): Dimitri Hvorostovsky (Bass), Kirov Orchestra
      Album: Songs and Dances of Death: Hvorostovsky, Philips, 4388722
      Duration: 5:13

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