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 April 4th - Verdi’s Ernani 
    James Levine and Plácido Domingo reunite for Levine’s first Met Ernani since 1983 and Domingo’s first-ever performances of the baritone role of Don Carlo. Francesco Meli stars in the title role, and Angela Meade is the soprano heroine Elvira, caught between rivals for her love. (Angela Meade in Ernani - Photo by Marty Sohl and Metropolitan Opera)

    Saturday April 11th - Verdi’s Don Carlo
    Dynamic maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s ambitious score with a stand-out cast in Nicholas Hytner’s handsome production. Yonghoon Lee sings the title role, with Barbara Frittoli, Ekaterina Gubanova, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, James Morris, and Ferruccio Furlanetto, reprising his definitive portrayal of King Philip.

    Co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; and the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet. 

    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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