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 March 28th - Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor
    New coloratura talent Albina Shagimuratova sings bel canto’s unhinged bride, delivering opera’s most thrilling mad scene. Joseph Calleja is her tragic lover. Mary Zimmerman’s production evokes the moors and castles of Scotland for Donizetti’s melodic journey of love and deception, conducted by Maurizio Benini. (Joseph Calleja in Lucia di Lammermoor Photo c\o Ken Howard, Metropolitan Opera) 

    Saturday April 4th - Verdi’s Ernani 
    James Levine and Plácido Domingo reunite for Levine’s first Met Ernani since 1983 and Domingo’s first-ever performances of the baritone role of Don Carlo. Francesco Meli stars in the title role, and Angela Meade is the soprano heroine Elvira, caught between rivals for her love. (Angela Meade in Ernani - Photo by Marty Sohl and 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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