Opera Night

    Saturday, 7 - 10pm

    Congratulations to Opéra de Lyon. Their production of 'Le Roi Carotte' won "Rediscovered Work of the Year" at the 2016 International Opera Awards. If you missed our recent broadcast of this on Opera Night, then listen back here.

    Bernard Clarke presents Offenbach’s Le Roi Carotte a comic opera in three acts after ETA Hoffmann. Recorded at the Opera House in Lyon. Chripsophe Mortagne sings Le Roi Carotte, Yann Beuron sings Fridolin XXIV and Antoinette Dennefeld is the Princesse Cunegonde. The Lyon Opera Orchestra and Chorus is conducted by Victor Aviat. 

    Opera Night Saturday 10 August 2013

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    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

     

    Saturday June 4th - The Marriage of Figaro

    Bernard Clarke brings us the ever popular Marriage of Figaro from the Civic Opera House in Chicago. This performance features Adam Plachetka in the title role, Christiane Karg as Suzanna,  Amanda Majeski as Countess Almaviva, Luca Pisaroni as Count Almaviva, Rachel Frenkel as Cherubino, Katharine Goeldner as Marcellina, and Brindley Sherratt as Bartolo. The Lyric Opera Chorus and Orchestra is conducted by Henrik Nanasi. (Pictured Christiane Karg, Rachel Frenkel, Adam Plachetka as Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro - photo Michael Brosilow)

    Saturday Jun 11th - The Indian Queen by Henry Purcell

    Vlad Smishkewyich presents The Indian Queen performed by The Sixteen under Harry Christophers. Based on Dryden’s play, Henry Purcell’s music from The Indian Queen deals with the conflict between Mexicans and Peruvians and principally with Queen Zempoalla. The Indian Queen is a classic story of love and war and, as with all good stories, things don’t go quite as planned for the eponymous Queen... (Picture by Molinavisuals)

    Music Played on the Show

    • 19:00
      Title: Entrance Of The Gods Into Valhalla
      Performer(s): Wagner & Johann Strauss
      Performer(s): Wagner & Johann Strauss
      Duration: 6:49
    • 19:11
      Title: Morgenlich...
      Performer(s): Wagner & Johann Strauss
      Performer(s): Wagner & Johann Strauss
      Duration: 4:40
    • 19:17
      Title: Dich, Teure Halle...
      Performer(s): Wagner, Richard
      Performer(s): Wagner, Richard
      Duration: 3:20
    • 19:21
      Title: Das Der Mein Vater...
      Performer(s): Wagner, Richard
      Performer(s): Wagner, Richard
      Duration: 9:52
    • 19:53
      Title: Parsifal-Conclusion
      Performer(s): Wagner, Richard
      Performer(s): Wagner, Richard
      Duration: 19:58
    • 20:14
      Title: Das Rheingold-Conclusion
      Performer(s): Wagner, Richard
      Performer(s): Wagner, Richard
      Duration: 11:57
    • 21:39
      Title: Die Meistersinger -Excerpts
      Performer(s): Wagner, Richard
      Performer(s): Wagner, Richard
      Duration: 12:22

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