Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Saturday, 7 - 10pm

Opera Night Saturday 26 October 2013

Opera Night - The Magic Flute

Bernard Clarke brings us to the Baltic Sea Festival to the Drottningholm Court Theatre, Stockholm for the enchanting and evocative final opera of Mozart,The Magic Flute.

WATCH: Saturday October 14th - Robert O'Dwyer's Eithne

Doireann Ní Bhriain presents 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.

LISTEN AGAIN - INTERVIEWS FOR EITHNE

Cearbhall Ó Síocháin presents the Raidió na Gaeltachta arts programme An Cheárta, and he spoke to tenor Gavan Ring, cellist Una Ní Chanainn and mezzo-soprano Bríd Ní Ghruagáin, about working on the upcoming production of Robert O'Dwyers's Eithne. You can listen to their interviews with Cearbhall here.

Sé Cearbhall O Síocháin láithreoir An Cheárta, clár ealaíon Raidió na Gaeltachta, agus labhair sé leis an teanór, Gavan Ring, leis an dordveidhleadóir, Úna Ní Chanainn agus leis an mezzo-sopráin, Bríd Ní Ghruagáin, fé bheith ag obair ar léiriúcháin Eithne le Robert O'Dwyer atá ag druidim linn. Tig libh éisteacht lena n-agallaimh le Cearbhall anseo

Music Played on the Show

20:59

Title: Concerto No. 1 For Piano And Orchestra (1st Movement) Tranquillo

Performer(s): Tveitt, Geirr

Duration: 7:40

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Presenter: Paul Herriott

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn

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