Opera Night

Opera Night

Saturday, 7 - 10pm

Opera Night Saturday 13 July 2013

Opera Night - Otello

Bernard Clarke presents Verdi's late masterpiece, Otello. With one of the most arresting openings in all music, it simply never lets up after that.

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(Please note that instead of the scheduled Met broadcast on December 24th, we will bring you an Opera Gala with Angela Gheorghiu recorded earlier this year at the National Concert Hall.) 

Saturday January 14th - Puccini's La Boheme

The Met presents its spectacular Zeffirelli production,with multiple excellent casts: Ailyn Pérez and  Dmytro Popov, Michael Fabiano, as the young Parisian lovers at the centre of the story. Susanna Phillips, David Bizic, and Massimo Cavalletti also star. Carlo Rizzi conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus.(A scene from Act II of La Boheme.  Photo Marty Sohl, Metropolitan Opera)

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)

Music Played on the Show


Title: Otello Act 1

Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe

Duration: 31:50


Title: Otello Act 2

Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe

Duration: 34:39


Title: Fine And Mellow

Performer(s): Holiday, Billie

Duration: 6:40



Contact the Show

Presenter: Bernard Clarke

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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