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

Saturday 29th April - Wagner's The Flying Dutchman 

New Met star Michael Volle sings the title role of the ghostly sailor damned to wander the seas in search of the love that will set him free, under the baton of the exciting Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Amber Wagner is Senta, whose love he seeks. The powerhouse cast also includes Dolora Zajick, Ben Bliss, Franz-Josef Selig, and Jay Hunter Morris as Erik, returning for the first time after his memorable portrayal of Siegfried in Wagner’s Ring. (Pictured - a scene from Wagner's Der fliegende Holländer Photo by Cory Weaver Metropolitan Opera)

Saturday 6th May - Alfano's Cyrano de Bergerac

The comedy/tragedy of Cyrano de Bergerac and his beloved Roxane, a love story for the ages, comes alive in this rediscovered operatic gem, which packs the power of full-blooded Italian verismo. The title role is a signature part for the charismatic star tenor Roberto Alagna, performing it with the company for the first time opposite Met favorite Patricia Racette, who plays his secret love. Marco Armiliato conducts.(Roberto Alagna sings the title role in Alfano's Cyrano de Bergerac. 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), 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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