Opera Night

    Saturday, 7 - 10pm

    Opera Night Saturday 18 May 2013

    Opera Night Saturday 18 May 2013

    Monteverdi's l'Orfeo

    Starting this week Bernard Clarke will explore recordings by the Belgian conductor René Jacobs, renowned for his performances of Baroque and early Classical opera.

    Tonight we’ll hear his superlative recording of L’Orfeo, Monteverdi’s telling of the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice. First performed in 1607, Bernard examines the recent superlative recording by Jacobs with the Concerto Vocale, and Laurence Dale singing the title role.

    Saturday 6th February

    Opera’s indomitable double bill:  Tenor Yonghoon Lee and mezzo-soprano Violeta Urmana star in Cavalleria Rusticana, the tragedy of ancient codes and illicit love, Sicilian style. In the second half of the pair of verismo potboilers, tenor Roberto Alagna is the murderous clown Canio and soprano Barbara Frittoli is his philandering wife. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

    Saturday 13th February

    The Metropolitan Opera, New York presents Il Trovatore. Verdi’s thrilling drama stars Angela Meade as Leonora, the young noblewoman at the centre of the story, and Marcello Giordani as Manrico, the troubadour of the title. Dolora Zajick is the mysterious Gypsy Azucena and Juan Jesús Rodríguez sings Count di Luna, Manrico’s rival. Marco Armiliato conducts Sir David McVicar’s Goya-inspired production. Marco Armiliato conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus

    Saturday 20th February

    The Metropolitan Opera New York present Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda. The second chapter of soprano Sondra Radvanovsky’s quest to sing all three Donizetti Tudor queen operas in the same season has her playing the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots. Sir David McVicar’s stunning production turns on the dramatic confrontation between Mary and her arch nemesis, Queen Elizabeth—compellingly portrayed by soprano Elza van den Heever. Riccardo Frizza conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus

    Saturday 27th February

    The Metropolitan Opera New York presents Alban Berg’s Lulu. Acclaimed artist and director William Kentridge applies his unique theatrical vision to Berg’s notorious femme fatale who shatters lives, including her own. Soprano Marlis Petersen has excited audiences around the world with her portrayal of the tour-de-force title role, a wild journey of love, obsession, and death. Susan Graham joins a winning cast, including Daniel Brenna and Johan Reuter.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 21:31
      Title: El Noi De La Mere
      Performer(s): Traditional Catalan
      Performer(s): Traditional Catalan
      Duration: 3:47

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