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 August 1st
    Bernard Clarke brings us Donizetti’s Anna Bolena starring Sondra Radvanovsky (picture by Pavel Antonov) as Anne Boleyn, John Relyea, Jamie Barton, Richard Ollarsaba, Bryan Hymel, Kelley O’Connor and John Irvin. Patrick Summers conducts the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

    Saturday August 8th
    Bernard Clarke brings us Mozart’s much loved the Magic Flute in a performance from the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, recorded in March this year. Irish soprano Sinead Mulhern (pictured) made her Royal Opera House operatic debut in the role of First Lady in this production which also includes Anna Siminska  as Queen of the Night. Pavol Breslik, Markus Werba, Christiane Karg and Georg Zeppenfeld. The Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus was conducted by Cornelius Meister.  

    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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