Opera Night

    Saturday, 7 - 10pm

    Opera Night Saturday 22 June 2013

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    Opera Night - Verdi's Macbeth

    It is not the last word in sophistication, it sometimes lurches back and forth between breathless, barrel-thumping choruses and highly nuanced and thoughtful character studies, but Macbeth is extraordinarily exciting and testament to the young Verdi's desire to really trying something new. This week's Opera Night has a performance from the Lyon Opera House from winter of last year and features the Lyon Opera Chorus & Orchestra under conductor Kazushi Ono. The soloists include Evez Abdulla, baritone, as Macbeth; Riccardo Zanellato, bass, as Banco (Banquo); and Dmytro Popov, tenor, as Macduff...

    Verdi famously maintained he wanted a "she devil" in the role of Lady Macbeth-find out how rising Russian soprano Iano Tamar copes with this lady of pure evil.

    Saturday 30th May
    Tonight Bernard Clarke presents Opera Theatre Company’s recent production of Handel’s Oratorio ‘Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno’ with director John Butt, the Irish Baroque Orchestra and soloists Alison Browner, Kim Sheehan, Sharon Carty & Simon Bode. 

    Saturday 6th June
    Bernard Clarke presents Fromental Halévy’s La Juive (The Jewess) in a recording from Vienna State Opera. This work was one of the cornerstones of the French repertory with the role of Eléazar one of the great favorites of tenor Enrico Caruso. Tonight Neil Shicoff plays Eléazar  with a cast including Soile Isokoski, Zoran Todorovic, Regina Schörg, Alastair Miles, Istvan Gáti, Janusz Monarcha, Johannes Gisser, Martin Thyringer and Martin Thyringer. The Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra is conducted by Simone Young.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 19:11
      Title: Macbeth: Act I
      Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe
      Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe
      Duration: 49:12
    • 20:05
      Title: Macbeth: Act Ii
      Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe
      Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe
      Duration: 31:53
    • 20:41
      Title: Macbeth: Act Iii
      Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe
      Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe
      Duration: 33:44
    • 21:12
      Title: Arabian Waltz
      Performer(s): Abou-Khalil, Rabih
      Performer(s): Abou-Khalil, Rabih
      Duration: 8:30

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