Opera Night

Opera Night

Saturday, 7 - 10pm

Opera Night Saturday 23 November 2013

Opera Night - Verdi Macbeth

Verdi famously maintained he wanted a "she devil" in the role of Lady Macbeth, and that points to the dark heart of this fascinating essay in musical evil.

Bernard Clarke on MacBeth

Bernard Clarke explores the sonic world of Macbeth, placing the listener in the consciousness of the dark lord Macbeth himself...

The Metropolitan Opera New York Saturday Matinee Broadcasts

Launched in 1931, the Met’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical radio series in American broadcast history. The 86th season of Saturday broadcasts will once again be heard over the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network. You can hear the 2016/17 Season every Saturday from 7pm on Opera Night and for details of the season, view their schedule here

Saturday 25th February - Dvorak's Rusalka 

Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, who sings the haunting “Song to the Moon.” Mary Zimmerman brings her wondrous theatrical imagination to Dvorák’s fairytale of love and longing, rejection and redemption. Brandon Jovanovich, Jamie Barton, Katarina Dalayman, and Eric Owens complete the all-star cast, and Mark Elder conducts. (Kristine Opolais in the title role and Jamie Barton as Ježibaba in Dvorák's Rusalka. Photo by Ken Howard/ Metropolitan Opera)

Saturday March 4th - Opera Night presents Gerald Barry's Alice's Adventures Under Ground 

7:00m Bernard brings us some exclusive RTÉ lyric fm recorded works by Gerald Barry Gerald Barry live from
7:30pm Gerald Barry's Alice's Adventures Under Ground presented by New Music Dublin 
Opera through the looking glass: Lewis Carroll meets classical music's funniest living composer in Gerald Barry's uproarious new opera featuring: Claudia Boyle, Clare Presland, Hilary Summers, Joshua Bloom,  
Peter Tantsits, Daniel Norman and Stephen Richardson 
RTÉ Concert Orchestra 
Thomas Ades (conductor) 
8.30pm Carl Orff's Die Klugge  
We'll also include a fairy-tale opera by Carl Orff, Die Kluge, based on the Brothers Grimm story, The Story of the King and the Wise Woman. Thomas Stewart sings the role of the king, bass Gottlieb Frick is the peasant and Lucia Popp sings the role of his daughter, with the Munchner Rundfunkorchester conducted by Kurt Eichhorn. 

Music Played on the Show


Title: Symphony No. 2 (Iv) Finale: Allegro

Performer(s): Borodin, Alexander

Duration: 6:37


Title: Macbeth Act 1

Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe

Duration: 49:03



Contact the Show

Presenter: Bernard Clarke

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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