Opera Night

Opera Night

Saturday, 7 - 10pm

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Opera Night Saturday 16 August 2014

Saturday July 30th - Puccini’s La Boheme

Tonight, Bernard Clarke introduces a production of Puccini’s La Boheme from the Saarland State Theatre. Ho-Yoon Chung is Rodolfo, Alessandra Marianelli sings Musetta, Fabio Capitanucci is Marcello. Karel Mark Chichon conducts the German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and the Saarland State Theatre Chorus in a production recorded at the Congress Hall, Saarbrucken, Germany.

Saturday August 6th - Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro

Bernard Clarke presents Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro in a production from the archives of the Metropolitan Opera New York from December 1985. Ruggero Raimondi plays Figaro, Kathleen Battle sings Susanna, Thomas Allen is Count Almaviva, Carol Vaness is Countess Almaviva, Frederica Von Stade sings Cerubino and Dawn Upshaw sings Barbarina. The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus are conducted by James Levine.

Opera Night

Bernard Clarke brings us to De Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam for tonight's performance of Gluck's Armide.

Music Played on the Show

19:26

Title: Armide, Act Iv And V

Composer: Gluck, Christoph Willibald

Performer(s): Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, De Nederlandse Opera Chorus

Album: Recorded at De Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam (Broadcast 16/08/14)

Duration: 52:42

20:45

Title: Old Man

Composer: Young, Neil

Performer(s): Neil Young (Vocal, Guitar), The Stray Gators; James Taylor (Banjo); Linda Ronstadt (Vocal)

Album: Harvest

Duration: 3:24

20:54

Title: Two Songs Of The Venetian Merchant

Composer: Rimsky Korsakov, Nikolay

Performer(s): Dimitri Hvorostovsky (Bass), Kirov Orchestra

Album: Songs and Dances of Death: Hvorostovsky

Duration: 5:13

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Presenter: Bernard Clarke

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn

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