Opera Night

    Saturday, 7 - 10pm

    Opera Night Saturday 31 May 2014

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    Bernard Clarke presents a recently released recording of Handel's Tamerlano featuring countertenor Xavier Sabata as Tamerlano and tenor John Mark Ainsley as Bajazet.

    Saturday 13th September - Manon Lascaut by Puccini
    Tonight Bernard presents Manon Lascaut, an opera in four acts after the novel by Abbe Prevost, which was performed this year as part of the Baden-Baden Easter Festival 2014. Eva-Maria Westbroek plays Manon Lescaut, Lester Lynch Manon’s brother and Bogdan Mihai as Edmundo. Sir Simon Rattle (pictured) conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

    Saturday 20th September - Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea
    Tonight’s opera was recorded at the Palais Garnier, Paris in June 2014. Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea. The opera was premiered in Venice in 1642-43, but after a 1651 revival in Naples it remained unperformed for 250 years. This production stars Gaelle Arquez, Jael Azzaretti, Amel and Brahim-Djelloul. Rinaldo Alessandrini conducts Concerto Italiano. 

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