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 broadcasts of Saturday January 6th and 20th, 2018.)


Saturday December 9th - Mozart's The Magic Flute live from the Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera New York presents Mozart's Magic Flute. In tonight's English-language version of Mozart's enchanting masterpiece Evan Rogister conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus in Julie Taymor's spellbinding production. Nathan Gunn reprises his much-loved portrayal of the bird-catcher Papageno.


Saturday December 16th - The Metropolitan Opera presents Bellini's Norma

The 2017-18 season opens with a new production of Bellini's masterpiece, Angela Meade starring as the Druid priestess and Jamie Barton as her archrival, Adalgisa, a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma's unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. David McVicar's evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule. (Angela Meade as Bellini's Norma 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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