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 8 February 2014

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    The Metropolitan Opera presents Dvorak’s Rusalka

    Renée Fleming returns to one of her signature roles in Dvorak’s soulful fairy-tale opera. Piotr Beczala co-stars as the Prince and Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts this production

    Starring: Rusalka: Renée Fleming, Foreign Princess: Emily Magee, Jezibaba: Dolora Zajick, Prince: Piotr Beczala, Water Sprite: John Relyea

    Saturday March 28th - Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor
    New coloratura talent Albina Shagimuratova sings bel canto’s unhinged bride, delivering opera’s most thrilling mad scene. Joseph Calleja is her tragic lover. Mary Zimmerman’s production evokes the moors and castles of Scotland for Donizetti’s melodic journey of love and deception, conducted by Maurizio Benini. (Joseph Calleja in Lucia di Lammermoor Photo c\o Ken Howard, Metropolitan Opera) 

    Saturday April 4th - Verdi’s Ernani 
    James Levine and Plácido Domingo reunite for Levine’s first Met Ernani since 1983 and Domingo’s first-ever performances of the baritone role of Don Carlo. Francesco Meli stars in the title role, and Angela Meade is the soprano heroine Elvira, caught between rivals for her love. (Angela Meade in Ernani - Photo by Marty Sohl and Metropolitan Opera)

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Rusalka
      Composer: Dvořák
      Performer(s): Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Renée Fleming (Rusalka), Emily Magee (Foreign Princess), Dolora Zajick (Ježibaba), Piotr Beczala (Prince), John Relyea (Water Sprite)
      Performer(s): Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Renée Fleming (Rusalka), Emily Magee (Foreign Princess), Dolora Zajick (Ježibaba), Piotr Beczala (Prince), John Relyea (Water Sprite)
      Album: EBU RECORDING, EBU RECORDING
      Duration: 240:00

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