Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Saturday, 7 - 10pm

Opera Night Saturday 28 June 2014

Opera Night

In Florence in 1600 Caccini produced what can be regarded as the first opera, L'Euridice, on a text by Ottavio Rinuccini, of which we still have a trace today.

Saturday September 16th - Maria Callas in Cherubini's Medea

Medea is one of the roles most closely associated with Maria Callas. Tonight, marking the 40th Anniversary of the death of Callas we present the 1957 recording of Cherubini's three act opera featuring Maria Callas as Medea, Renata Scotto as Glauce, Miriam Pirazzini as Neris, Mirto Picchi as Giascone and Tullio Serafin conducting the Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Milan.  

Saturday September 23rd - Maria Callas in Puccini's Tosca

We delve into the archives again this week for another great recording by the legendary Maria Callas as we mark the 40th anniversary of her death this month. Tonight, we bring you Puccini's Tosca.  Maria Callas is Floria Tosca, Guiseppe de Stefano is Mario Cavaradossi, Tito Gobbi is Scarpia, Franco Calabrese is Cesare Angelotti, Angelo Mercuriali is Spoletta, Melchiorre Luide is Il sagrestano, Dario Caselli is Sciarrone and Alvaro Cordova is Un Pastore. The Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala Milan is conducted by Victor de Sabata 

Saturday September 30th - Maria Callas in Verdi's La Traviata

We have another great recording by the legendary Maria Callas as we mark the 40th Anniversary of her death this month. La Traviata, an opera by Giuseppe Verdi, is a love story shrouded in sacrifice and misunderstanding. Maria Callas sings Violetta, Francesco Albanese is Alfredo Germont, Ugo Savarese is Giorgio Germont, Ede Marietti Gandolfo is Flora Bervoix, Ines Marietti is Annina, Mariano Caruso is Gastone, Alberto Albertini is Il Barone Douphol, Mario Zorgniotti is Il marchese d'Obigny and Il Dottore Grenvil, and Tommaso Soley is Giuseppe and Cora Cetra and the RAI Symphony Orchestra of Turin is conducted by Gabriele Santini. 

Music Played on the Show

21:17

Title: Pulcinella (1947 Version)

Composer: Stravinsky, Igor

Performer(s): Ryland Davies, Tenor; Theresa Berganza, Mezzo; John Shirley-Quirke, Baritone, London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps; The Firebird; Petrouchka; Pulcinella; Jeu de cartes / 453 085-2

Duration: 38:51

21:44

Title: God Knows

Composer: Reidy, Tony

Performer(s): Tony Reidy (Vocals/Guitar), Seamie O'Dowd (Guitars,Bass,Fiddles); Paul Gurney (Keys/Accordian);

Album: A Rough Shot of Lipstick / Tony Reidy / TRCD02

Duration: 4:16

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Presenter: Paul Herriott

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn

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