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Opera Night

Saturday, 7 - 10pm

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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...

Saturday September 3rd - Pelleas and Melisande by Debussy

Tonight Bernard Clarke brings us to Théâtre de l'Archevêché for Debussy's Pelleas and Melisande recorded recently as part of the Aix-en-Provence Festival . Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philharmonic Orchestra and Cape Town Opera Chorus. Stephane Degout sings Pelleas, Barbara Hannigan is Melisande, Laurent Naouri is Golaud, Franz Josef Selig is Arkel, Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo is Genevieve, Chloe Briot sings Yniold and Thomas Dear is the Doctor.  

Saturday September 10th - Goundod's Faust

Bernard Clarke brings us Gounod's Faust from the Opera House in Lausanne. Paolo Fanale sings Doctor Faust, Kenneth Kellogg is Méphistophélès, Maria Katzarava is Marguerite, Régis Mengus is Valentin, Benoît Capt is Wagner, Carine Séchaye is Siebel, and Marina Viotti sings Marthe Schwerlein. Jean-Yves Ossonce conducts the Lausanne Opera Chorus and Lausanne Chamber Orchestra. (Paolo Fanale - Photo by Sandro Scalia)

Music Played on the Show

19:02

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

Performer(s): Borodin, Alexander

Duration: 6:37

20:01

Title: Macbeth Act 1

Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe

Duration: 49:03

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Presenter: Bernard Clarke

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn

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