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    Congratulations to Opéra de Lyon. Their production of 'Le Roi Carotte' won "Rediscovered Work of the Year" at the 2016 International Opera Awards. If you missed our recent broadcast of this on Opera Night, then listen back here.

    Bernard Clarke presents Offenbach’s Le Roi Carotte a comic opera in three acts after ETA Hoffmann. Recorded at the Opera House in Lyon. Chripsophe Mortagne sings Le Roi Carotte, Yann Beuron sings Fridolin XXIV and Antoinette Dennefeld is the Princesse Cunegonde. The Lyon Opera Orchestra and Chorus is conducted by Victor Aviat. 

    Opera Night Saturday 9 August 2014

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    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

    Saturday June 4th - The Marriage of Figaro

    Bernard Clarke brings us the ever popular Marriage of Figaro from the Civic Opera House in Chicago. This performance features Adam Plachetka in the title role, Christiane Karg as Suzanna,  Amanda Majeski as Countess Almaviva, Luca Pisaroni as Count Almaviva, Rachel Frenkel as Cherubino, Katharine Goeldner as Marcellina, and Brindley Sherratt as Bartolo. The Lyric Opera Chorus and Orchestra is conducted by Henrik Nanasi. (Pictured Christiane Karg, Rachel Frenkel, Adam Plachetka as Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro - photo Michael Brosilow)

    Saturday Jun 11th - The Indian Queen by Henry Purcell

    Vlad Smishkewyich presents The Indian Queen performed by The Sixteen under Harry Christophers. Based on Dryden’s play, Henry Purcell’s music from The Indian Queen deals with the conflict between Mexicans and Peruvians and principally with Queen Zempoalla. The Indian Queen is a classic story of love and war and, as with all good stories, things don’t go quite as planned for the eponymous Queen... (Picture by Molinavisuals)

    Music Played on the Show

    • 19:43
      Title: La Wally Act Ii
      Composer: Catalani, Alfredo
      Performer(s): Ching-Lien Wu (Director)
      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): Ching-Lien Wu (Director)
      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
      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)
      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)
      Performer(s): Janet Baker (Contralto), London Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Classic FM - Classic Romance, Classic FM Records, CFMCD13
      Duration: 4:40

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