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 24th June - San Francisco Opera presents The Fall of the House of Usher Double Bill

Edgar Allan Poe's Gothic tale about a decaying castle inhabited by a tormented man and his sickly sister comes to life—twice! Brian Mulligan stars in this spine-tingling U.S. production premiere under the baton of renowned conductor Lawrence Foster.

Saturday 1st July - San Francisco Opera presents Verdi's Don Carlo 

At the time of Spain’s brutal Inquisition, the king of Spain marries the woman his son loves and sets into motion a tension-filled chain of events. Don’t miss this magnificent tale of romantic triangles, political idealism and life-and-death devotion. Tenor Michael Fabiano sings the title role,Soprano Ana Maria Martinez is Elisabetta, Mezzo Nadia Krasteva sings Princess Eboli, Baritone Mariusz Kwiecien is Rodrigo, Bass Rene Pape is Philip 11, Andreas Silvestrelli is The Grand Inquisitor and the San Francisco Opera Chorus and Orchestra is conducted by Nicola Luisotti  

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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