Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Saturday, 7 - 10pm

Opera Night Saturday 10 August 2013

Saturday November 18th - Rossini's The Barber of Seville

This evening Paul brings us to the Opera des Nations in Geneva for a performance of Rossini's The Barber of Seville. Bogdan Mihai sings Count Almavira, Bruno Taddio (pictured) is Figaro, Lena Belkina sings Rosina, Bruno de Simone sings Doctor Bartolo, Marco Spotti is Don Basilio, Mary Feminear is Berta, Rodrigo Garcia is Fiorello, Peter Baekeun Cho is Ambrogio, Aleksandar Chaveev sings the Officer and the Grand Theatre Chorus and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande is conducted by Jonathan Nott.


Saturday November 25th - Lakmé by Delibes

Tonight's production of Lakmé by Delibes comes from the Opera House in Malmo in Sweden. Svetlana Moskalenko sings the title role, Leonardo Ferrando sings Gerald, Taras Shtonda is Nolakantha, Matilda Paulsson is Mallika, Julie Mathevet is Ellen, Laine Quist is Rose, Jakob Hogstrom is Frederic, Maria Streijffert is Mistress Bentson, Eric Lavoipierre is Hajdi, Tobias Nilsson is the Fortune-teller, Jacob Wistrand, a Chinese merchant and the Malmo Opera Chorus and the Malmo Opera Orchestra is conducted by Philippe Auguin.

Opera Night

Tonight, Bernard Clarke dips into some of the great, some of the infamous opera recordings surrounding Wagner.

Details of recordings played

Track Name: Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla
Composer: Wagner & Johann Strauss
Orchestra: Cleveland
Conductor: George Szell
Album Title: Szell conducts Wagner
Record Label: SONY
Record Catalogue Number: SS 89035
Duration: 06:34

Track Name: Morgenlich...
Complete Work Name: Wagner Scenes & Arias
Composer: Wagner & Johann Strauss
Soloist: Leo Slezak
Orchestra: Berlin State Orchestra
Additional Performers: 1928 recording
Conductor: Manfred Gurlitt
Album Title: Wagner Scenes & Arias
Record Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Record Catalogue Number: 459 006-2
Duration: 04:26

Track Name: Dich, teure Halle...
Complete Work Name: Legendary Wagner Singers of the 1930s
Composer: Wagner, Richard
Soloist: Hilde Konetzni
Orchestra: Berlin Deutsche Oper
Conductor: Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt
Album Title: Legendary Wagner Singers of the 1930s
Record Label: Teldec
Record Catalogue Number: 8573-83022-2
Duration: 03:05

Track Name: Das der mein Vater...
Complete Work Name: Legendary Wagner Singers of the 1930s
Composer: Wagner, Richard
Soloist: Max Lorenz
Orchestra: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Conductor: Heinz Tietjen
Album Title: Legendary Wagner Singers of the 1930s
Record Label: Teldec
Record Catalogue Number: 8573-83022-2
Duration: 09:38

Track Name: Tristan und Isolde Act 3 Scene 3
Complete Work Name: Tristan und Isolde
Composer: Wagner, Richard
Soloist: Kirsten Flagstad
Orchestra: Philharmonia
Additional Performers: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau; Blanche Theobom; Edgar Evans; Josef Greindel
Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwangler
Album Title: Tristan und Isolde
Record Label: EMI

Record Catalogue Number: CDS 7243 556254 2
Duration: 16:54

Track Name: Parsifal-conclusion
Complete Work Name: Parsifal
Composer: Wagner, Richard
Soloist: Hans Hotter
Orchestra: Bayreuth Festival
Choir: Bayreuth Festival Chorus
Additional Performers: George London; Jess Thomas
Conductor: Hans Knappertsbusch
Album Title: Parsifal
Record Label: Philips
Record Catalogue Number: 464 756-2
Duration: 19:43

Track Name: Das Rheingold-conclusion
Complete Work Name: Das Rheingold
Composer: Wagner, Richard
Soloist: George London
Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic
Additional Performers: Eberhard Wachter; Set Svanholm; Kirsten Flagstad
Conductor: Georg Solti
Album Title: Das Rheingold
Record Label: DECCA
Record Catalogue Number: 455 556-2
Duration: 11:42

Track Name: Die Walkure-opening storm
Complete Work Name: Die Walkure-
Composer: Wagner, Richard
Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: Herbert Von Karajan
Album Title: Die Walkure-
Record Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Record Catalogue Number: 457 785-2
Duration: 02:51

Track Name: Die Walkure-Act 1 conclusion
Composer: Wagner, Richard
Soloist: Jon Vickers & Gundula Janowitz
Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: Herbert Von Karajan
Album Title: Die Walkure
Record Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Record Catalogue Number: 457 786-2
Duration: 16:13

Track Name: Tannhauser-beginning
Complete Work Name: Tannhauser
Composer: Wagner, Richard
Soloist: Wolfgang Windgassen
Orchestra: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Choir: Bayreuth Festival Chorus
Additional Performers: Grace Bumbry
Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Album Title: Wagner-Great Operas from the Bayreuth Festival
Record Label: DECCA
Record Catalogue Number: 478 0279
Duration: 35:47

Track Name: Die Meistersinger -excerpts
Complete Work Name: Die Meistersinger -excerpts
Composer: Wagner, Richard
Orchestra: Chicago Symphony
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Album Title: Fritz Reiner The Director
Record Label: BMG
Record Catalogue Number: 74321 84219 2
Duration: 12:08

Track Name: Wesendonck-Lieder (3) Im Treibhaus
Complete Work Name: Wesendonck-Lieder
Composer: Wagner, Richard
Soloist: Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)
Orchestra: Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin
Conductor: Donald Runnicles
Album Title: Kaufmann - Wagner
Record Label: Decca
Record Catalogue Number: 4785189
Duration: 06:07

 

Listen Again - Margherita by Jacopo Foroni

Paul brings us this year's production of Margherita by Jacopo Foroni in a production recorded in the National Opera House as part of this year's Wexford Festival Opera. Yuriy Yurchuk sings Conte Rodolfo, Matteo d'Apolito is Ser Matteo, Alessandra Volpe sings the title role, Andrew Stenson is Ernesto, Giuliana Gianfaldoni is Giustina, Filippo Fontata is Roberto and Jo Hyun Kim is Gasparo and the Orchestra and Chorus of Wexford Festival Opera is conducted by Timothy Myers. (Alessandra Volpe in title role of 'Margherita' by Foroni. Photo by Clive Barda) 


Listen Again - Franco Alfano's Risurrezione

Tonight Paul Herriott brings us Franco Alfano's Risurrezione recorded live at the Wexford Festival Opera 2017. Gerard Scheider is Prince Dimitri, Anne Sophie Duprels is Katiusha, Charles Rice is Simonson, Romina Tomasoni is Governante and Louise Innes is Sofia Ivanovna. Francesco Cilluffo conducts the Wexford Festival Orchestra and Chorus. (Niamh White & Anne Sophie Duprels in Risurrezione by Alfano. Photo by Clive Barda) 


Listen Again - Cherubini's Medea live from the 2017 Wexford Festival Opera

Paul Herriott presents tonight's performance of Cherubini's Medea directed by Fiona Shaw live from the National Opera House, Wexford as part of the Wexford Festival Opera. Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen sings the title role, Medea, Ruth Iniesta is Glauce, Raffaella Luponacci is Neris, Sergey Romanovsky is Jason and Adam Lau is King Creon. Stephen Barlow conducts the Wexford Festival Chorus and Orchestra. (Lise Davidsen in title role of 'Medea' by Cherubini. Photo by Clive Barda) 


WATCH AGAIN: Robert O'Dwyer's Eithne

Doireann Ní Bhriain introduces Robert O'Dwyer's Eithne live from the National Concert Hall, Dublin, a romantic adaptation of a mysterious ancient Irish legend, as the mortal son of Ireland's High King falls in love with the magical Eithne, daughter of the King of Tír na nÓg.

'Bhí an ceoldráma seo ligthe i ndearmad ar fad go dtí gur tháinig an scór chun cinn ag ceannt i 2002, áit ar cheannaigh Leabharlann Náisiúnta na hÉireann é,' a deir Grúpcheannasaí Gaeilge, Rónan Mac Con Iomaire. 'Is beag a cheap ag an am go gcuirfí a léithid de cheoldráma ar mhór-scála, go hiomlán trí Ghaeilge, ar stáitse arís go brách, ach tá sé iontach anois go mbeidh an deis ag an bpobal Ceolfhoireann Siansa Náisiúnta RTÉ a fheiceáil i mbun a léirithe sa bhfómhar."

Tá ceol Eithne báite i traidisiúin ceoldrámaíochta na hEorpa mar a bhí ag deireadh an naoiú céad déag, le tionchar Dvorák agus Wagner le sonrú sa gceol. Insíonn an ceoldrama scéal banphrionsa Thír na nÓg, agus a haistir ar fud na cruinne ar thóir laoch a thabharfadh ar ais chuici a máthair a bhí curtha faoi gheasa.

A rare example of an opera with the libretto in the Irish language. Eithne stars internationally acclaimed artists soprano Orla Boylan (pictured) as Eithne, baritone Gavan Ring as the High King of Ireland and tenor Robin Tritschler as Ceart, Eithne's lover. The chorus of Opera Theatre Company and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra are conducted by Fergus Sheil.

Music Played on the Show

19:00

Title: Entrance Of The Gods Into Valhalla

Performer(s): Wagner & Johann Strauss

Duration: 6:49

19:11

Title: Morgenlich...

Performer(s): Wagner & Johann Strauss

Duration: 4:40

19:17

Title: Dich, Teure Halle...

Performer(s): Wagner, Richard

Duration: 3:20

19:21

Title: Das Der Mein Vater...

Performer(s): Wagner, Richard

Duration: 9:52

19:53

Title: Parsifal-Conclusion

Performer(s): Wagner, Richard

Duration: 19:58

20:14

Title: Das Rheingold-Conclusion

Performer(s): Wagner, Richard

Duration: 11:57

21:39

Title: Die Meistersinger -Excerpts

Performer(s): Wagner, Richard

Duration: 12:22

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Presenter: Paul Herriott

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn

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