Opera Night

Opera Night

Saturday, 7 - 10pm

Opera Night Saturday 22 June 2013

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.

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 86th season of Saturday broadcasts will once again be heard over the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network. You can hear the 2016/17 Season every Saturday from 7pm on Opera Night and for details of the season, view their schedule here

Saturday 24th June - San Francisco Opera presents The Fall of the House of Usher Double Bill

Edgar Allan Poe's Gothic tale about a decaying castle inhabited by a tormented man and his sickly sister comes to life—twice! Brian Mulligan stars in this spine-tingling U.S. production premiere under the baton of renowned conductor Lawrence Foster.

Saturday 1st July - San Francisco Opera presents Verdi's Don Carlo 

At the time of Spain’s brutal Inquisition, the king of Spain marries the woman his son loves and sets into motion a tension-filled chain of events. Don’t miss this magnificent tale of romantic triangles, political idealism and life-and-death devotion. Tenor Michael Fabiano sings the title role,Soprano Ana Maria Martinez is Elisabetta, Mezzo Nadia Krasteva sings Princess Eboli, Baritone Mariusz Kwiecien is Rodrigo, Bass Rene Pape is Philip 11, Andreas Silvestrelli is The Grand Inquisitor and the San Francisco Opera Chorus and Orchestra is conducted by Nicola Luisotti  

Music Played on the Show

19:11

Title: Macbeth: Act I

Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe

Duration: 49:12

20:05

Title: Macbeth: Act Ii

Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe

Duration: 31:53

20:41

Title: Macbeth: Act Iii

Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe

Duration: 33:44

21:12

Title: Arabian Waltz

Performer(s): Abou-Khalil, Rabih

Duration: 8:30

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Presenter: Bernard Clarke

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn

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