Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Saturday, 7 - 10pm

Opera Night Saturday 16 September 2017

Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Tonight, marking the 40th Anniversary of the death of Maria Callas we present the 1957 recording of Cherubini's three act opera featuring Callas as Medea

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 87th season of Saturday broadcasts will once again be heard over the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network. You can hear the 2017/18 Season every Saturday from 7pm on Opera Night and for details of the season, view their schedule here. (Please note that we will not be taking the Met broadcast of Saturday January 20th, 2018.)


Saturday 24th February - The Metropolitan Opera, New York presents Puccini's La Boheme

The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with an excited cast. Sonya Yoncheva sings the role of the fragile Mimì, with Michael Fabiano as the poet Rodolfo. Marco Armiliato conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus. (Sonya Yoncheva as Mimì in Puccini's La Bohème Photo by Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera)


Saturday 3rd March - The Metropolitan Opera, New York presents Puccini's Madama Butterfly

Anthony Minghella’s stunning production of Puccini’s heartbreaking opera, an instant Met classic since its 2006 premiere, returns with Ermonela Jaho in the tragic title role of the trusting geisha. Roberto Aronica is her callous American lover, Pinkerton, and Marco Armiliato conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus. (A scene from Act I of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Photo Marty Sohl, Metropolitan Opera)

Music Played on the Show

19:06

Title: Medea (Act 1)

Composer: Cherubini, Luigi

Performer(s): Orchestra And Choir Of La Scala Milan

Album: Cherubini Medea / Warner Classics / 0825646340835

Duration: 50:57

19:58

Title: Medea (Acts 2 & 3)

Composer: Cherubini, Luigi

Performer(s): Orchestra And Choir Of La Scala Milan

Album: Cherubini Medea / Warner Classics / 0825646340835

Duration: 67:39

21:09

Title: Anées De Pelerinage (Premiere Année-Suisse)

Composer: Liszt, Franz

Performer(s): Jorge Bolet (Piano)

Album: Liszt: Piano Works Vol 5 / Decca / 410 160-2

Duration: 50:14

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Presenter: Paul Herriott

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn

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