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    Opera Night Saturday 2 November 2013

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    Opera Night - live from Wexford Festival 2013

    Saturday 2nd November 2013 - A double bill of Massenet live from the Wexford Festival Opera 2013, Therese and La Navarraise

    The story of Thérèse concerns three people who are forced by the brutal politics of the French Revolution to confront their relationships and to make life and death choices.
    Thérèse: Nora Sourouzian
    Armand de Clerval: Philippe Do
    Morel: Damian Pass
    André Thorel: Brian Mulligan

    La Navarraise is an opera in the verismo tradition that depicted lower-class contemporary life. It is the story of Anita, a young woman from Navarre, who, like Thérèse, is caught up in historical events. Set during the civil war in Spain in 1874, Anita is fearful for the safety of the soldier she loves.
    Anita: Nora Sourouzian
    Araquil: Philippe Do
    Garrido: Brian Mulligan
    Remigio: Damian Pass

    Friday 1st November 2013 - The Florentine Straw Hat by Nino Rota live from the Wexford Festival Opera 2013

    Il Cappello di paglia di Firenze (The Florentine Straw Hat) by Nino Rota, described as a musical farce. Written in 1945 and sung in Italian, this opera is a witty and brilliant satire on the petty conventionalism of the French bourgeoisie. Here Rota’s musical style is akin to that of a latter-day Rossini, with elements of Puccini and Verdi. Nino Rota is perhaps best known as a film score composer, including the music for The Godfather films.

    Conductor: Sergio Alapont
    Fadinard, wealthy bridegroom: Fillipo Adami
    Nonancourt, agriculturist: Salvatore Salvaggio
    Beaupertuis: Filippo Fontana
    Elena, daughter of Nonancourt: Claudia Boyle (pictured)
    Anaide, wife of Beaupertuis: Eleanor Lyons
    La baronessa di Champigny: Asude Karayavuz
    Emilio: Owen Gilhooly

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    Saturday 27th June
    Bernard Clarke continues his visit to Vienna State Opera with a performance tonight of Vincenzo Bellini’s I Puritani. This production stars John Tessier, Olga Peretyatko, Carlos Alvarez, Jongmin Park, Sorin Coliban, Carlos Osuna and Ilseyar Khayrullova. Marco Armiliato conducts the Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra.

    Saturday 4th July
    Bernard Clarke presents Puccini’s much loved La Bohème starring Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazon. Bertrand de Billy conducts the Choir and Symphony Orchestra of Bayerischen Rundfunk. 

    Saturday 11th July 
    Tonight we'll hear Verdi's Un Ballo in maschera, an opera in three acts, after Eugène Scribe's 'Gustave III, ou Le Bal masqué'. Tenor Stefano Secco sings Gustavo, King of Sweden; George Petean, baritone, sings Count Anckarström, and soprano Tamar Iveri sings the role of Amelia. The La Monnaie Chorus and Symphony Orchestra are conducted by Carlo Rizzi. 

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