Opera Night Saturday 23 November 2013
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.
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)
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.