Opera Night

Opera Night

Saturday, 7 - 10pm

Opera Night Saturday 2 August 2014

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.

The Metropolitan Opera New York Saturday Matinee Broadcasts

Launched in 1931, the Met’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical radio series in American broadcast history. The 86th season of Saturday broadcasts will once again be heard over the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network. You can hear the 2016/17 Season every Saturday from 7pm on Opera Night and for details of the season, view their schedule here(Please note that instead of the scheduled Met broadcast on December 24th, we will bring you an Opera Gala with Angela Gheorghiu recorded earlier this year at the National Concert Hall.) 

Saturday December 3rd - Puccini's Manon Lescaut 

Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Manon Lescaut, a heroine as alluring and irresistible as her adored city of Paris. Marcelo Álvarez is her obsessed lover in the opera that made Puccini famous, showcased in Richard Eyre’s heated,1940s film noir–inspired production, with Marco Armiliato on the podium conducting the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus. (Pictured - a scene from Puccini's Manon Lescaut. Photo by Ken Howard, Metropolitan Opera). 

Saturday December 10th - Kaija Saariaho's L'amour De Loin

Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s breakthrough opera was described by the New York Times as “transfixing…a lushly beautiful score.” Commissioned by the Salzburg Festival, where it was first seen in 2000, it will now finally have its Metropolitan Opera premiere in a dazzling new production by Robert Lepage. Eric Owens is the knight on a quest of love and Susanna Phillips is his lover on the other side of the sea. Conductor Susanna Mälkki makes her Met debut. (Eric Owens and Susanna Phillips as in Kaija Saariaho's L'Amour de Loin. Photo by Kristian Schuller, 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), 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): 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), 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): La Cetra Barockorchester Basel

Album: Mozart Overtures (Recordno: 4779445) / Deutsche Grammophon / 4779445

Duration: 8:09

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Presenter: Bernard Clarke

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn

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