Opera Night

Opera Night

Saturday, 7 - 10pm

Opera Night Saturday 9 August 2014

Opera Night

Join Bernard Clarke this evening for Catalani's La Wally from the Grand Theatre in Geneva in a new co-production with Monte-Carlo Opera starring Barbara Frittoli

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 March 25th - Mozart's Idomeneo 

Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece returns to the Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production, conducted by Music Director Emeritus James Levine. The superb ensemble includes Matthew Polenzani as the king torn by a rash vow; mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of his noble son Idamante; soprano Nadine Sierra as Ilia; and soprano Elza van den Heever as the volatile Elettra, who loves Idamante to the bounds of madness. (The final scene from Act II of Mozart’s Idomeneo. Photo Marty Sohl, Metropolitan Opera)

Saturday April 1st - Beethoven's Fidelio 

Beethoven’s only opera—an ode to freedom, justice, and the human spirit—returns to the Met with a fine cast. Adrianne Pieczonka is Leonore, who, disguised as Fidelio, courageously fights for her husband Florestan’s freedom. Klaus Florian Vogt is Florestan, Greer Grimsley is Don Pizarro, and Falk Struckmann is Rocco. Sebastian Weigle conducts. (Pictured below, a scene from Beethoven's Fidelio. Photo by Ken Howard, Metropolitan Opera.)

Music Played on the Show

19:43

Title: La Wally Act Ii

Composer: Catalani, Alfredo

Performer(s): Orchestre De La Suisse Romande, Grand Theatre Chorus

Album: Recorded at Grand Théâtre, Genève (Broadcast 09/08/14) / EBU

Duration: 34:36

20:19

Title: La Wally Act Iii

Composer: Catalani, Alfredo

Performer(s): Orchestre De La Suisse Romande, Grand Theatre Chorus

Album: Recorded at Grand Théâtre, Genève (Broadcast 09/08/14) / EBU

Duration: 23:13

21:15

Title: Les Nuits D'Éte

Composer: Berlioz, Hector

Performer(s): Anne Sofie Von Otter, Berlin Philharmonic

Album: Hector Berlioz / Deutsche Grammophon / 445 823-2

Duration: 28:49

21:44

Title: Che Puro Ciel, Che Chiaro Sol

Composer: Gluck, Christoph Willibald

Performer(s): Derek Lee Ragin (Haut Contre), English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir

Album: Glluck: Orfeo ed Eurydice / Philips / 434 093-2

Duration: 6:06

21:51

Title: Che Faro Senza Euridice

Composer: Gluck, Christoph Willibald

Performer(s): Janet Baker (Contralto), London Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Classic FM - Classic Romance / Classic FM Records / CFMCD13

Duration: 4:40

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Presenter: Bernard Clarke

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn

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