Opera Night

    Saturday, 7 - 10pm

    Opera Night Saturday 25 May 2013

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    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 November 22nd - Ottone in Villa by Antoine Vivaldi

    Bernard brings us Vivaldi’s first opera which was premiered on May 17th 1713 at the Teatro delle Grazie in Vicenza. This production stars Sine Bundgaard (soprano), Sonia Prina (contralto), Sophie Junker (soprano), Leif Aruhn-Solen (tenor) and Deborah York (soprano) and was recorded at the Teater Republique in Copenhagen. The Concerto Copenhagen are conducted by Lars Ulrik Mortensen. (Ottone in Villa © 2014 Concerto Copenhagen & Søren Meisner)

    Saturday November 29th - Giasone by Francesco Cavalli

    Bernard Clarke brings us an early operatic exploration by René Jacobs in his award winning interpretation of Francesco Cavalli’s Giasone recently released on the Harmonia Mundi label.  Loosely based on the story of Jason and the golden fleece, the opera was premiered at the Teatro San Cassiano, Venice, on January 5th 1649 during carnival, and it proved the single most popular opera of the 17th century. Countertenor Michael Chance sings Giasone and René Jacobs conducts Concerto Vocale.

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