Opera Night

Opera Night

Saturday, 7 - 10pm

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Opera Night Saturday 23 November 2013

Saturday July 2nd - Puccini's Tosca

Jesus Lopez Cobos conducts the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and Chorus in a production of Puccini’s Tosca from the Vienna State Opera. Bernard Clarke presents a star studded cast including Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann (pictured below) and Bryn Terfel. 

Saturday July 9th - Benjamin Godard’s Dante

Bernard Clarke presents Benjamin Godard’s Dante Op.111 opera in 4 acts starring Veronique Gens as Beatrice Rachel Frenkel as Gemma and Edgaras Montvidas as Dante in a production recorded at the Prinzregententheater, Munich with the Bavarian Radio Chorus and Munich Radio Orchestra conducted by Ulf Schirmer.

Saturday 16th July - Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera

Tonight Bernard Clarke presents Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera recorded at the War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. Ramon Vargas is the King of Sweden, Thomas Hampson (pictured) is Count Anckarstrom and the San Francisco Opera Chorus and Orchestra is conducted by Nicola Luisotti.

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...

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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