Opera Night

    Saturday, 7 - 10pm

    Opera Night Saturday 23 November 2013

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    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.
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    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 23rd August - Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice
    Bernard Clarke presents Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice (critical version) based on the myth of Orpheus. Orfeo ed Euridice is the first of Gluck's "reform" operas, in which he attempted to replace the abstruse plots and overly complex music of opera seria  with a "noble simplicity" in both the music and the drama.This production was recorded at Goteborg Opera. Laurence Cummings conducts the Goteborg Opera Orchestra and Chorus. Katarina Karneus plays Orfeo, Kerstin Avemo as Euridice and Mia Karlsson as Amore. (Katarina Karnéus and Kerstin Avemo in Orfeo Ed Euridice Photo Mats Bäcker)

    Saturday 29th August - Iphigenia in Tauris by Gluck
    Bernard Clarke continues his celebration of the operatic works of Gluck as he presents Iphigenia in Tauris recorded at the Four Seasons Centre, Toronto starring Susan Graham as Iphigenie and Russell Braun as Oreste. Sandra Horst conducts the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra and Chorus.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 19:02
      Title: Symphony No. 2 (Iv) Finale: Allegro
      Performer(s): Borodin, Alexander
      Performer(s): Borodin, Alexander
      Duration: 6:37
    • 20:01
      Title: Macbeth Act 1
      Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe
      Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe
      Duration: 49:03

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