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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 23rd August - Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice
    Bernard Clarke presents Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice (critical version) based on the myth of Orpheus. Orfeo ed Euridice is the first of Gluck's "reform" operas, in which he attempted to replace the abstruse plots and overly complex music of opera seria  with a "noble simplicity" in both the music and the drama.This production was recorded at Goteborg Opera. Laurence Cummings conducts the Goteborg Opera Orchestra and Chorus. Katarina Karneus plays Orfeo, Kerstin Avemo as Euridice and Mia Karlsson as Amore. (Katarina Karnéus and Kerstin Avemo in Orfeo Ed Euridice Photo Mats Bäcker)

    Saturday 29th August - Iphigenia in Tauris by Gluck
    Bernard Clarke continues his celebration of the operatic works of Gluck as he presents Iphigenia in Tauris recorded at the Four Seasons Centre, Toronto starring Susan Graham as Iphigenie and Russell Braun as Oreste. Sandra Horst conducts the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra and Chorus.

    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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