Opera Night

    Saturday, 7 - 10pm

    Opera Night Saturday 5 July 2014


    Opera Night

    Bernard Clarke presents Richard Strauss' Capriccio as part of the celebration of the composer's 150th Anniversary year.

    Saturday April 30th - Richard Strauss’ Elektra

    The genius director Patrice Chéreau (From the House of the Dead) didn’t live to see his great Elektra production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met. But his overpowering vision lives on with soprano Nina Stemme—unmatched today in the heroic female roles of Strauss and Wagner—who portrays Elektra’s primal quest for vengeance for the murder of her father, Agamemnon. Legendary mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is chilling as Elektra’s fearsome mother, Klytämnestra. Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and bass-baritone Eric Owens are Elektra’s troubled siblings. Chéreau’s musical collaborator Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Strauss’s mighty take on Greek myth. (Pictured Nina Stemme in the title role of R. Strauss's Elektra. Photographed by Kristian Schuller, Metropolitan Opera)

    Saturday May 7th - Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail

    Met Music Director James Levine returns to a work he has long cherished, Mozart’s delightful comic gem of wily captives in a harem. Coloratura soprano sensation Albina Shagimuratova stars in the bravura role of Konstanze. Rising tenor Paul Appleby is her lover, Belmonte, soprano Kathleen Kim is her shrewd maid, Blondchen, and bass Hans-Peter König delivers comic gravitas as the overseer of the harem. (A scene from Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail. Photo by Ken Howard, Metropolitan Opera)

    Music Played on the Show

    • 21:46
      Title: Chorale No.1 "Sleeper's Awake"
      Composer: Bach, J.S.
      Performer(s): Jacques Loussier (Piano)
      Performer(s): Vincent Charbonnier (Bass), André Arpino (Drums)
      Album: My Personal Favorites: The Jacques Loussier Trio Plays Bach (2-CD), Telarc, TEL-35319-02
      Duration: 8:26

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