Opera Night

Opera Night

Saturday, 7 - 10pm

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Opera Night Saturday 18 May 2013

Saturday July 30th - Puccini’s La Boheme

Tonight, Bernard Clarke introduces a production of Puccini’s La Boheme from the Saarland State Theatre. Ho-Yoon Chung is Rodolfo, Alessandra Marianelli sings Musetta, Fabio Capitanucci is Marcello. Karel Mark Chichon conducts the German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and the Saarland State Theatre Chorus in a production recorded at the Congress Hall, Saarbrucken, Germany.

Saturday August 6th - Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro

Bernard Clarke presents Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro in a production from the archives of the Metropolitan Opera New York from December 1985. Ruggero Raimondi plays Figaro, Kathleen Battle sings Susanna, Thomas Allen is Count Almaviva, Carol Vaness is Countess Almaviva, Frederica Von Stade sings Cerubino and Dawn Upshaw sings Barbarina. The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus are conducted by James Levine.

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.

Music Played on the Show

20:31

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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