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 January 21st - Gounod's Romeo et Juliette

When Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo starred opposite each other in Manon at the Met in 2015, the New York Times said, “the temperature rises nearly to boiling every time Damrau and Grigolo are on stage together.” Now they’re back as opera’s classic lovers, in Gounod’s lush Shakespeare adaptation. The production, by director Bartlett Sher, has already won acclaim for its vivid 18th-century milieu and stunning costumes during runs at Salzburg and La Scala. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the sumptuous score. (Pictured - Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo in Gounod's Roméo et Juliette. Photo by Kristian Schuller, Metropolitan Opera)


Saturday 28th January - Rossini's Barber of Seville 

Peter Mattei reprises one of his most compelling portrayals, that of the wily barber Figaro. The Met’s popular production of Rossini’s comedic jewel—performed in the full-length Italian version—also pairs bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena as the lovers Rosina and Count Almaviva, with Maurizio Benini conducting. (Peter Mattei as Figaro in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia Photo by Ken Howard, Metropolitan Opera)

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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