Opera Night

    Saturday, 7 - 10pm

    Opera Night Saturday 4 January 2014

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    Opera Night from the Metropolitan Opera, New York

    Margaret Juntwait presents Mozart's Magic Flute, K.620 staring Nathan Gunn as the winsome Papageno, Alek Shrader as Tamino and Eric Owens as Sarastro.

    Saturday 25th October - Cristina, regina di Svezia by Jacopo Foroni
    Recorded live at Wexford Festival Opera 2013. This award winning production tells of the life and reign of Queen Christina of Sweden which provides the inspiration for Jacopo Foroni’s opera Cristina, regina di Svezia.  Queen Christina was an intelligent and extremely well-educated monarch who played an important role in ending the Thirty Years’ War, one of the longest and most destructive wars in European history. The events leading up to Christina’s sudden abdication in 1654, including political unrest, conspiracy and her loneliness as monarch, are at the core of Foroni’s opera and are stirringly presented in dramatic orchestral music and lyrical bel canto vocal writing.  Although a native of Verona, Foroni relocated to Stockholm where he spent the last 10 and most successful, years of his life, before his death from cholera at the age of 33. (David Stout and Helena Dix in Cristina regina di Svezia © Clive Barda)

    Friday 31st October - Salomé by Antoine Mariotte, 8-10pm

    Bernard Clarke introduces the first of two live opera broadcasts. Composed by the French sailor-turned-composer Antoine Mariotte (1875-1944), Salomé is based on Oscar Wilde's 1891 play of the same name. Mariotte followed closely Wilde's French text, portraying the emotional extremes, passions and secret terrors of Hérode.

    David Angus conducts the Wexford Festival Orchestra and cast including Na'ama Goldman (Salomé), Nora Sourouzian (Hérodias) and Scott Wilde (Hérode). 

    (Na'ama Goldman and Nora Sourouzian in Salomé by Antoine Mariotte - Photo by Clive Barda)

    Saturday November 1st - Don Bucefalo by Antonio Cagnoni

    Opera Night with Bernard Clarke live from the Wexford Opera House presents Don Bucefalo by Antonio Cagnoni, 8-10pm
    Bernard Clarke presents this concert live from the Wexford Festival Opera 2014.

    Written in 1847 as a graduation work by Antonio Cagnoni (1828-1896), a student at the Milan Conservatory, Don Bucefalo was an immediate success. It was performed in several opera houses in Italy and abroad, winning critical and popular acclaim wherever it was staged. Sergio Alapont conducts this evening's performance starring Filippo Fontana as Don Bucefalo, Marie-Ève Munger as Rosa and Matthew Newlin as Il Conte di Belprato. Tonight's opera will be broadcast to the EBU to over five million people.

    (In rehearsal of Don Bucefalo by Cagnoni - Photo by Sean O'Riordan)

     

    Music Played on the Show

    • 20:59
      Title: Art Thou Troubled
      Performer(s): Handel, George Frideric
      Performer(s): Handel, George Frideric
      Duration: 4:57
    • 21:04
      Title: Or Sai Chi L'Onore
      Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Duration: 3:09
    • 21:07
      Title: Bella Figlia Del'amore
      Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe
      Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe
      Duration: 5:47
    • 21:13
      Title: Duet From Pearl Fishers: Au Fond Du Temple Saint
      Performer(s): Bizet, Georges
      Performer(s): Bizet, Georges
      Duration: 6:27
    • 21:18
      Title: Largo Al Factotum From Barber Of Seville
      Performer(s): Rossini, Gioachino
      Performer(s): Rossini, Gioachino
      Duration: 5:13
    • 21:23
      Title: Libiamo Ne'lieti Calici
      Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe
      Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe
      Duration: 3:40
    • 21:27
      Title: Ruasalka - Song To The Moon
      Performer(s): Dvorak, Antonin
      Performer(s): Dvorak, Antonin
      Duration: 5:22
    • 21:32
      Title: Toreador Song From Carmen
      Performer(s): Bizet, Georges
      Performer(s): Bizet, Georges
      Duration: 5:51
    • 21:37
      Title: Casta Diva
      Performer(s): Bellini, Vincenzo
      Performer(s): Bellini, Vincenzo
      Duration: 7:51
    • 21:42
      Title: Les Oiseaux Dans La Charmille
      Performer(s): Offenbach, Jacques
      Performer(s): Offenbach, Jacques
      Duration: 7:26
    • 21:50
      Title: Nabucco - Va Pensiero (Chorus Of The Hebrew Slaves)
      Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe
      Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe
      Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe
      Duration: 5:11
    • 21:55
      Title: Nessun Dorma
      Performer(s): Puccini, Giacomo
      Performer(s): Puccini, Giacomo
      Duration: 4:41
    • 21:59
      Title: Le Nozze Di Figaro: Porgi Amor
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Duration: 3:45
    • Title: The Magic Flute
      Composer: Mozart
      Performer(s): Jane Glover; Heidi Stober (Pamina), Kathryn Lewek (Queen Of The Night), Alek Shrader (Tamino), Nathan Gunn (Papageno), Shenyang (Speaker), Eric Owens (Sarastro)
      Performer(s): Jane Glover; Heidi Stober (Pamina), Kathryn Lewek (Queen Of The Night), Alek Shrader (Tamino), Nathan Gunn (Papageno), Shenyang (Speaker), Eric Owens (Sarastro)
      Album: EBU RECORDING, EBU RECORDING
      Duration: 180:00

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