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    Maria Callas Competition

    To celebrate the release of the 69-CD Warner Music boxset Callas Remastered: The Complete Studio Recordings, Opera Night are delighted to offer you the chance to win a complete set.

    This 69-CD deluxe box set contains all the studio recordings that she made for both EMI/Columbia and the Italian label Cetra between 1949 and 1969. Each recording has been painstakingly remastered in 24-bit/96kHz sound at Abbey Road Studios using the original tapes, on Bowers & Wilkins 802 Diamond speakers, and the entire collection has been curated with the greatest of care. It also contains a 136-page hard-back book with essays, a biography and chronology, rarely-seen photos and reproductions of revealing letters written by Maria Callas, Walter Legge and other EMI executives. The opera librettos and aria texts are provided on a CD-ROM.

    We've also got two runners-up prizes of tickets of a copy of Pure Maria Callas - a sampler of some of her great recordings. Plus tickets to see The Life, Loves & Music of Maria Callas in the National Concert Hall on Sunday 16th November, which brings to the stage the life story of the great opera diva. Starring Claire Rutter as Maria Callas, direct from her success as Aida at The Royal Albert Hall with the magnificent UK tenor James Edwards and leading Irish baritone Simon Morgan as Aristotle Onassis & her husband Battista Meneghini.

    To enter our competition, just email your name and details to operanight.lyricfm@rte.ie. We'll announce the winners here next week.

     

    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 4th October - Fierrabras by Franz Schubert

    Bernard brings us to the Haus für Mozart, Salzburg. for Franz Schubert's rarely performed Fierrabras, an heroic-romantic opera in three acts based on an old French epic.

    Michael Schade takes the lead role with Dorothea Roschmann as Florinda. The Vienna State Opera chorus and the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra is conducted by Ingo Metzmacher. This production was recorded in August 2014. (Pictured - Michael Schade © Salzburger Festspiele  Monika Rittershaus)

     

    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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