Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Opera Night with Paul Herriott

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.

The Metropolitan Opera New York Saturday Matinee Broadcasts

Launched in 1931, the Met’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical radio series in American broadcast history. The 87th season of Saturday broadcasts will once again be heard over the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network. You can hear the 2017/18 Season every Saturday from 7pm on Opera Night and for details of the season, view their schedule here. (Please note that we will not be taking the Met broadcasts of Saturday January 6th and 20th, 2018.)


Saturday December 9th - Mozart's The Magic Flute live from the Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera New York presents Mozart's Magic Flute. In tonight's English-language version of Mozart's enchanting masterpiece Evan Rogister conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus in Julie Taymor's spellbinding production. Nathan Gunn reprises his much-loved portrayal of the bird-catcher Papageno.


Saturday December 16th - The Metropolitan Opera presents Bellini's Norma

The 2017-18 season opens with a new production of Bellini's masterpiece, Angela Meade starring as the Druid priestess and Jamie Barton as her archrival, Adalgisa, a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma's unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. David McVicar's evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule. (Angela Meade as Bellini's Norma Photo Marty Sohl, Metropolitan Opera)

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Presenter: Paul Herriott

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn

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