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Opera Night Saturday 16 August 2014

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

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Saturday April 1st - Beethoven's Fidelio 

Beethoven’s only opera—an ode to freedom, justice, and the human spirit—returns to the Met with a fine cast. Adrianne Pieczonka is Leonore, who, disguised as Fidelio, courageously fights for her husband Florestan’s freedom. Klaus Florian Vogt is Florestan, Greer Grimsley is Don Pizarro, and Falk Struckmann is Rocco. Sebastian Weigle conducts. (Pictured below, a scene from Beethoven's Fidelio. Photo by Ken Howard, Metropolitan Opera.)

Saturday 8th April - Wagner's Tristan und Isolde 

Tristan und Isolde and will be well served by a cast of outstanding Wagnerians: Nina Stemme as Isolde, Stuart Skelton as Tristan, Ekaterina Gubanova as Brangäne, and René Pape as King Marke, with Sir Simon Rattle conducting, in one of his rare appearances at the Met.

An “audacious new production… Compelling, vulnerable performances… from a strong cast, especially the astonishing soprano Nina Stemme… [Her Isolde is] outstanding... from steely rawness to melting warmth.” Stuart Skelton “sings with musical integrity and feeling.” Simon Rattle conducts with “impressively balanced clarity and richness, coolness and intensity, intelligence and impetuosity.” - New York Times(Pictured - Stuart Skelton and Nina Stemme in the title roles of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde. Photo by Ken Howard, Metropolitan Opera.)

Music Played on the Show

20:26

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) / EBU

Duration: 52:42

21:45

Title: Old Man

Composer: Young, Neil

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

Album: Harvest / Reprise / 7599-27239-2

Duration: 3:24

21:54

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 / Philips / 4388722

Duration: 5:13

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Presenter: Bernard Clarke

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn

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