Opera Night Saturday 4 May 2013
Tonight, Bernard Clarke introduces a production of Puccini’s La Boheme from the Saarland State Theatre. Ho-Yoon Chung is Rodolfo, Alessandra Marianelli sings Musetta, Fabio Capitanucci is Marcello. Karel Mark Chichon conducts the German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and the Saarland State Theatre Chorus in a production recorded at the Congress Hall, Saarbrucken, Germany.
Bernard Clarke presents Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro in a production from the archives of the Metropolitan Opera New York from December 1985. Ruggero Raimondi plays Figaro, Kathleen Battle sings Susanna, Thomas Allen is Count Almaviva, Carol Vaness is Countess Almaviva, Frederica Von Stade sings Cerubino and Dawn Upshaw sings Barbarina. The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus are conducted by James Levine.