Opera Night

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 19th August - Verdi's Don Carlo 

We travel to the Vienna State Opera for a production of Verdi's Don Carlo. Ramon Vargas is in the title role with Placido Domino as Rodrigo. Myung-whun Chung conducts the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and Chorus. (Plácido Domingo and Krassimira Stoyanova in Don Carlos - Wiener Staatsoper  Michael Pöhn)

Saturday 26th August - Handel's Rodelinda 

Tonight's performance comes from the Teatro Real in Madrid. Soprano Lucy Crowe (pictured, photo by Marco Borggreve) stars in the title role, Bejun Mehta is Bertarido, Jeremy Ovenden is Grimoaldo, Sonia Prina is Eduige, Lawrence Zazzo is Unulfo and Umberto Chiummo is Garibaldo. The Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro Real is conductor by Ivor Bolton. 

Music Played on the Show

21:31

Title: El Noi De La Mere

Performer(s): Traditional Catalan

Duration: 3:47

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Presenter: Bernard Clarke

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn

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