Opera Night

Opera Night

Saturday, 7 - 10pm

Opera Night Saturday 8 March 2014

Opera Night

Opera Night - Live from the Metropolitan Opera, New York presents The Enchanted Island by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau and others

The Metropolitan Opera New York Saturday Matinee Broadcasts

Launched in 1931, the Met’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical radio series in American broadcast history. The 86th season of Saturday broadcasts will once again be heard over the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network. You can hear the 2016/17 Season every Saturday from 7pm on Opera Night and for details of the season, view their schedule here(Please note that instead of the scheduled Met broadcast on December 24th, we will bring you an Opera Gala with Angela Gheorghiu recorded earlier this year at the National Concert Hall.) 

Saturday December 10th - Kaija Saariaho's L'amour De Loin

Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s breakthrough opera was described by the New York Times as “transfixing…a lushly beautiful score.” Commissioned by the Salzburg Festival, where it was first seen in 2000, it will now finally have its Metropolitan Opera premiere in a dazzling new production by Robert Lepage. Eric Owens is the knight on a quest of love and Susanna Phillips is his lover on the other side of the sea. Conductor Susanna Mälkki makes her Met debut. (Eric Owens and Susanna Phillips as in Kaija Saariaho's L'Amour de Loin. Photo by Kristian Schuller, Metropolitan Opera)

Saturday December 17th -

Richard Strauss's Salome

Richard Strauss's revolutionary score and scandalous Oscar Wilde-inspired drama took the world by storm at its premiere and continues to wow audiences today. Catherine Naglestad makes her Met debut in the tour-de-force role of Salome, part innocent and part sexual predator. Zeljko Lucic is her prophetic nemesis Jochannaan, John the Baptist. Gerhard Siegel is Herod, and Johannes Debus conducts the Metropolitan Orchestra and Chorus. (Pictured - a scene from Strauss's Salome. Photo by Marty Sohl, Metropolitan Opera)

Music Played on the Show


Title: The Enchanted Island


Performer(s): Patrick Summers; Danielle De Niese (Ariel), Andriana Chuchman (Miranda), Susan Graham (Sycorax), David Daniels (Prospero), Anthony Roth Costanzo (Ferdinand), Plácido Domingo (Neptune), Luca Pisaroni (Caliban)

Duration: 220:00



Contact the Show

Presenter: Bernard Clarke

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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