Opera Night

Opera Night

Saturday, 7 - 10pm

Opera Night Saturday 4 May 2013

Opera Night - Dialogues des Carmélites

Poulenc's masterpiece makes a rare return to the repertory with a fine cast led by Patricia Racette, Felicity Palmer, and Isabel Leonard. Louis Langrée conducts this dramatic work.

The Metropolitan Opera New York Saturday Matinee Broadcasts

Launched in 1931, the Met’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical radio series in American broadcast history. The 86th season of Saturday broadcasts will once again be heard over the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network. You can hear the 2016/17 Season every Saturday from 7pm on Opera Night and for details of the season, view their schedule here

Saturday 28th January - Rossini's Barber of Seville 

Peter Mattei reprises one of his most compelling portrayals, that of the wily barber Figaro. The Met’s popular production of Rossini’s comedic jewel—performed in the full-length Italian version—also pairs bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena as the lovers Rosina and Count Almaviva, with Maurizio Benini conducting. (Peter Mattei as Figaro in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia Photo by Ken Howard, Metropolitan Opera) 

Saturday 4th February - Verdi's Rigoletto  

Michael Mayer’s hit production of Rigoletto places the action in a neon-bedecked Las Vegas in 1960. Stephen Costello is the womanizing Duke, Olga Peretyatko is the innocent Gilda, and Željko Lucic reprises his heartbreaking take on the tragic title role. Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus. (Željko Lucic as the title character of Verdi's Rigoletto Photo Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)

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Producer: Gail Henry

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