Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Opera Night with Paul Herriott

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

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

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: Paul Herriott

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn

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