Opera Night

    Saturday, 7 - 10pm

    Each Saturday, from December to May, RTÉ lyric fm brings you the Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday matinee broadcasts direct from New York. The 84th season begins on December 6, 2014, with Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia, starring Isabel Leonard. Twenty-three broadcasts will be presented on the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network through May 9, 2014. Margaret Juntwait returns as the series’s host, joined by commentator Ira Siff.

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    Opera Night Saturday 14 September 2013

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    Opera Night - Billy Budd

    Sir Andrew Davis conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the cast and chorus of Glyndebourne Festival's production of Britten's Billy Budd.

    Saturday 2nd May - Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera
    Tenor Piotr Beczala sings King Gustavo for the first time at the Met in his very first collaboration with Music Director James Levine. Sondra Radvanovsky, Dolora Zajick, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky reprise their acclaimed interpretations in the revival of David Alden’s film noir-inspired production. (Pictured Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Count Anckarström and Sondra Radvanovsky as Amelia in Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera."  Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)

    Saturday 9th May - Stravinsky’s The Rake's Progress
    James Levine revisits one of his favorite 20th-century classics: Stravinsky’s only full-length opera, with its wondrous neo-classical score. Paul Appleby adds another leading role as Tom Rakewell, opposite Layla Claire as Anne Trulove, Stephanie Blythe as the bearded lady Baba the Turk, and Gerald Finley as the devilish Nick Shadow. (Pictured - Stephanie Blythe as Baba the Turk, Photo: Jack Vartoogian/Metropolitan Opera)

    Music Played on the Show

    • 19:09
      Title: Billy Budd Act I
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Duration: 77:15
    • 20:31
      Title: Billy Budd Act Ii
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Duration: 3:45
    • 20:48
      Title: Campani In Aria (Berceuse)
      Performer(s): Boyle, Rory
      Performer(s): Boyle, Rory
      Duration: 3:48

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