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 30th May
    Tonight Bernard Clarke presents Opera Theatre Company’s recent production of Handel’s Oratorio ‘Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno’ with director John Butt, the Irish Baroque Orchestra and soloists Alison Browner, Kim Sheehan, Sharon Carty & Simon Bode. 

    Saturday 6th June
    Bernard Clarke presents Fromental Halévy’s La Juive (The Jewess) in a recording from Vienna State Opera. This work was one of the cornerstones of the French repertory with the role of Eléazar one of the great favorites of tenor Enrico Caruso. Tonight Neil Shicoff plays Eléazar  with a cast including Soile Isokoski, Zoran Todorovic, Regina Schörg, Alastair Miles, Istvan Gáti, Janusz Monarcha, Johannes Gisser, Martin Thyringer and Martin Thyringer. The Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra is conducted by Simone Young.

    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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