Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Opera Night with Paul Herriott

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.

Saturday October 21st

In advance of our broadcasts from the Wexford Festival Opera 2017, Paul Herriott presents Guglielmo Ratcliff by Pietro Mascagni in a 2015 RTÉ lyric fm CD recording of the opera from the National Opera House. Tenor Angelo Villari sings the title role, Mariangela Sicilia sings Maria, David Stout sings Count Douglas, Annunziata Vestri sings Margherita, Gianluca Buratto sings MacGregor and Alexandros Tsilogiannis is Lesley, Quentin Hayes is Tom and Sarah Richmond is Willie and Francesco Cilluffo conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of Wexford Festival Opera. (Angelo Villari in Guglielmo Ratcliff by Mascagni - Photo by Clive Barda)


WATCH: Saturday October 14th - Robert O'Dwyer's Eithne

Doireann Ní Bhriain presents Robert O'Dwyer's Eithne live from the National Concert Hall, Dublin, a romantic adaptation of a mysterious ancient Irish legend, as the mortal son of Ireland's High King falls in love with the magical Eithne, daughter of the King of Tír na nÓg.

'Bhí an ceoldráma seo ligthe i ndearmad ar fad go dtí gur tháinig an scór chun cinn ag ceannt i 2002, áit ar cheannaigh Leabharlann Náisiúnta na hÉireann é,' a deir Grúpcheannasaí Gaeilge, Rónan Mac Con Iomaire. 'Is beag a cheap ag an am go gcuirfí a léithid de cheoldráma ar mhór-scála, go hiomlán trí Ghaeilge, ar stáitse arís go brách, ach tá sé iontach anois go mbeidh an deis ag an bpobal Ceolfhoireann Siansa Náisiúnta RTÉ a fheiceáil i mbun a léirithe sa bhfómhar."

Tá ceol Eithne báite i traidisiúin ceoldrámaíochta na hEorpa mar a bhí ag deireadh an naoiú céad déag, le tionchar Dvorák agus Wagner le sonrú sa gceol.  Insíonn an ceoldrama scéal banphrionsa Thír na nÓg, agus a haistir ar fud na cruinne ar thóir laoch a thabharfadh ar ais chuici a máthair a bhí curtha faoi gheasa. 

A rare example of an opera with the libretto in the Irish language.  Eithne stars internationally acclaimed artists soprano Orla Boylan (pictured) as Eithne, baritone Gavan Ring as the High King of Ireland and tenor Robin Tritschler as Ceart, Eithne's lover. The chorus of Opera Theatre Company and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra are conducted by Fergus Sheil.

 

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: Paul Herriott

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn

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