Opera Night

    Saturday, 7 - 10pm

    Congratulations to Opéra de Lyon. Their production of 'Le Roi Carotte' won "Rediscovered Work of the Year" at the 2016 International Opera Awards. If you missed our recent broadcast of this on Opera Night, then listen back here.

    Bernard Clarke presents Offenbach’s Le Roi Carotte a comic opera in three acts after ETA Hoffmann. Recorded at the Opera House in Lyon. Chripsophe Mortagne sings Le Roi Carotte, Yann Beuron sings Fridolin XXIV and Antoinette Dennefeld is the Princesse Cunegonde. The Lyon Opera Orchestra and Chorus is conducted by Victor Aviat. 

    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 May 28th - Rossini’s La Cenerentola

    Bernard brings us the beloved tale of Cinderella. Isabel Leonard is the leading lady partnered with bel canto master Lawrence Brownlee and Alessandro Corbelli sings the pompous stepfather. The Lyric Opera Orchestra is conducted by Andrew Davis in a production from the Lyric Opera, Chicago. (Pictured Isabel Leonard in La Cenerentola (c) Todd-Rosenberg)

    Saturday June 4th - The Marriage of Figaro

    Bernard Clarke brings us the ever popular Marriage of Figaro from the Civic Opera House in Chicago. This performance features Adam Plachetka in the title role, Christiane Karg as Suzanna,  Amanda Majeski as Countess Almaviva, Luca Pisaroni as Count Almaviva, Rachel Frenkel as Cherubino, Katharine Goeldner as Marcellina, and Brindley Sherratt as Bartolo. The Lyric Opera Chorus and Orchestra is conducted by Henrik Nanasi. (Pictured Christiane Karg, Rachel Frenkel, Adam Plachetka as Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro - photo Michael Brosilow)

    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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