Opera Night

    Saturday, 7 - 10pm

    Each Saturday, from December to May, RTÉ lyric fm brings you the Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday matinee broadcasts direct from New York. The 84th season begins on December 6, 2014, with Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia, starring Isabel Leonard. Twenty-three broadcasts will be presented on the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network through May 9, 2014. Margaret Juntwait returns as the series’s host, joined by commentator Ira Siff.

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    Opera Night Saturday 2 August 2014

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    Opera Night

    Bernard brings us to the opera in Lausanne, Switzerland for Rossini's much loved opera buffa The Barber of Seville. With Edgardo Rocha, Giorgio Caoduro and Annalisa Stroppa.

    Saturday 24th January - Puccini’s La Boheme
    Franco Zeffirelli’s classic take on Puccini’s most popular opera, the immortal tale of tragic young love, is set among the rooftops of bohemian Paris. The role of the fragile Mimì is sung by Sonya Kristine Opolais, with Jean-François Borras as the love-sick poet Rodolfo. Riccardo Frizza conducts the Metropolitan( Opera Orchestra and Chorus. (Mariusz Kwiecien in Puccini's La Bohème Photo Marty Sohl, Metropolitan Opera)

    Saturday January 31st - Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann
    Vittorio Grigolo plays the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title. The heroine is played by Hibla Gerzmava. Thomas Hampson sings the Four Villains and Yves Abel conducts Offenbach's sparkling score. (Thomas Hampson in Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann - photo by Marty Sohl, Metropolitan Opera)

    Music Played on the Show

    • 20:25
      Title: Two Sentimental Romances - I. Andantino In A Major
      Composer: Stenhammar, Wilhelm
      Performer(s): Tobias Ringborg (Violin)
      Performer(s): Tobias Ringborg (Violin), Swedish Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Swedish Romantic Violin Concertos, Naxos, 8.554287
      Duration: 6:47
    • 20:48
      Title: The Barber Of Seville Act Ii
      Composer: Rossini, Giacomo
      Performer(s): Jacques Blanc (Director)
      Performer(s): Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Lausanne Opera Chorus
      Album: Recorded at Lausanne (Broadcast 02/08/14), EBU
      Duration: 62:31
    • 21:38
      Title: Abet Abet
      Composer: Yirga, Samuel/ Worku, Asnakech
      Performer(s): Samuel Yirga (Piano, Organ, Rhodes, Midi Keyboards, Whistling)
      Performer(s): Samuel Yirga (Piano, Organ, Rhodes, Midi Keyboards, Whistling), Studio Musicians
      Album: Samuel Yirga: Guzo, Real World Records, CORW190 884108000311
      Duration: 5:13
    • 21:51
      Title: Overture Lucio Silla -- Lucio Silla K.135
      Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): La Cetra Barockorchester Basel
      Album: Mozart Overtures (Recordno: 4779445), Deutsche Grammophon, 4779445
      Duration: 8:09

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