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(Please note that instead of the scheduled Met broadcast on December 24th, we will bring you an Opera Gala with Angela Gheorghiu recorded earlier this year at the National Concert Hall.) 

Saturday December 3rd - Puccini's Manon Lescaut 

Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Manon Lescaut, a heroine as alluring and irresistible as her adored city of Paris. Marcelo Álvarez is her obsessed lover in the opera that made Puccini famous, showcased in Richard Eyre’s heated,1940s film noir–inspired production, with Marco Armiliato on the podium conducting the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus. (Pictured - a scene from Puccini's Manon Lescaut. Photo by Ken Howard, Metropolitan Opera). 

Saturday December 10th - Kaija Saariaho's L'amour De Loin

Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s breakthrough opera was described by the New York Times as “transfixing…a lushly beautiful score.” Commissioned by the Salzburg Festival, where it was first seen in 2000, it will now finally have its Metropolitan Opera premiere in a dazzling new production by Robert Lepage. Eric Owens is the knight on a quest of love and Susanna Phillips is his lover on the other side of the sea. Conductor Susanna Mälkki makes her Met debut. (Eric Owens and Susanna Phillips as in Kaija Saariaho's L'Amour de Loin. Photo by Kristian Schuller, 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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