Opera Night

    Saturday, 7 - 10pm

    Opera Night Saturday 25 May 2013


    Opera Night - Rinaldo

    Continuing his exploration of the recordings of early and Baroque operas by Belgian conductor René Jacobs, tonight Bernard Clarke presents Handel's Rinaldo.

    Coming up on Saturday 1st June 2013

    In advance of their production of La Traviata in the Gaiety next week, Bernard Clarke presents a recording of Lyric Opera’s production of The Marriage of Figaro, recorded in January this year. Cast includes John Molloy as Figaro, Claudia Boyle as Susanna, Sharon Carty as Cherubino and Miriam Murphy as Marcellina.

    Saturday 11th July 
    Tonight we'll hear Verdi's Un Ballo in maschera, an opera in three acts, after Eugène Scribe's 'Gustave III, ou Le Bal masqué'. Tenor Stefano Secco sings Gustavo, King of Sweden; George Petean, baritone, sings Count Anckarström, and soprano Tamar Iveri sings the role of Amelia. The La Monnaie Chorus and Symphony Orchestra are conducted by Carlo Rizzi. 

    Saturday 18th July (note later start time of 8pm)
    Opera Night presents Mozart's Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots, Mozart’s first extended dramatic work which he wrote at the age of eleven. It was not uncommon at the time for the task of setting such works to music to be divided between a number of composers and Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots followed this practice. Mozart composed the first part with more senior Salzburg composers Michael Haydn and Anton Adlgasser setting Parts Two and Three. Of the three only Mozart’s score has survived. Tonight's recording features soloists Allan Clayton (tenor), Andrew Kennedy (tenor), Sophie Bevan (soprano), Sarah Fox (soprano), Cora Burggraaf (mezzo) and the Orchestra of Classical Opera are conducted by Ian Page. 

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