Opera Night

    Saturday, 7 - 10pm

    Each Saturday, from December to May, RTÉ lyric fm brings you the Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday matinee broadcasts direct from New York. The 84th season begins on December 6, 2014, with Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia, starring Isabel Leonard. Twenty-three broadcasts will be presented on the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network through May 9, 2014. Margaret Juntwait returns as the series’s host, joined by commentator Ira Siff.

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    Opera Night Saturday 25 January 2014

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    Opera Night - Live from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York

    Star soprano Anna Netrebko reprises her adorable Adina in Bartlett Sher's charming production.

    Saturday January 31st - Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann
    Vittorio Grigolo plays the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title. The heroine is played by Hibla Gerzmava. Thomas Hampson sings the Four Villains and Yves Abel conducts Offenbach's sparkling score. (Thomas Hampson in Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann - photo by Marty Sohl, Metropolitan Opera)

    Saturday February 7th - Verdi’s Macbeth
    Anna Netrebko moves boldly into Verdi with her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lucic’s doomed Macbeth. Adrian Noble’s chilling production also stars Joseph Calleja as the noble Macduff and René Pape as Banquo. Fabio Luisi conducts. (Anna Netrebko and Zeljko Lucic in Verdi's Macbeth Photo Marty Sohl, Metropolitan Opera)

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: L'Elisir D'Amore
      Composer: Donizetti
      Performer(s): Maurizio Benini; Anna Netrebko, Ramon Vargas, Nicola Alaimo, Erwin Schrott
      Performer(s): Maurizio Benini; Anna Netrebko, Ramon Vargas, Nicola Alaimo, Erwin Schrott
      Album: EBU RECORDING, EBU RECORDING
      Duration: 230:00

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