Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Saturday, 7 - 10pm

Opera Night Saturday 30 September 2017

Opera Night with Paul Herriott

We delve into the archives again this week for another great recording by the legendary Maria Callas as we mark the 40th Anniversary of her death this month.

Saturday October 21st

In advance of our broadcasts from the Wexford Festival Opera 2017, Paul Herriott presents Guglielmo Ratcliff by Pietro Mascagni in a 2015 RTÉ lyric fm CD recording of the opera from the National Opera House. Tenor Angelo Villari sings the title role, Mariangela Sicilia sings Maria, David Stout sings Count Douglas, Annunziata Vestri sings Margherita, Gianluca Buratto sings MacGregor and Alexandros Tsilogiannis is Lesley, Quentin Hayes is Tom and Sarah Richmond is Willie and Francesco Cilluffo conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of Wexford Festival Opera. (Angelo Villari in Guglielmo Ratcliff by Mascagni - Photo by Clive Barda)


WATCH: Saturday October 14th - Robert O'Dwyer's Eithne

Doireann Ní Bhriain presents Robert O'Dwyer's Eithne live from the National Concert Hall, Dublin, a romantic adaptation of a mysterious ancient Irish legend, as the mortal son of Ireland's High King falls in love with the magical Eithne, daughter of the King of Tír na nÓg.

'Bhí an ceoldráma seo ligthe i ndearmad ar fad go dtí gur tháinig an scór chun cinn ag ceannt i 2002, áit ar cheannaigh Leabharlann Náisiúnta na hÉireann é,' a deir Grúpcheannasaí Gaeilge, Rónan Mac Con Iomaire. 'Is beag a cheap ag an am go gcuirfí a léithid de cheoldráma ar mhór-scála, go hiomlán trí Ghaeilge, ar stáitse arís go brách, ach tá sé iontach anois go mbeidh an deis ag an bpobal Ceolfhoireann Siansa Náisiúnta RTÉ a fheiceáil i mbun a léirithe sa bhfómhar."

Tá ceol Eithne báite i traidisiúin ceoldrámaíochta na hEorpa mar a bhí ag deireadh an naoiú céad déag, le tionchar Dvorák agus Wagner le sonrú sa gceol.  Insíonn an ceoldrama scéal banphrionsa Thír na nÓg, agus a haistir ar fud na cruinne ar thóir laoch a thabharfadh ar ais chuici a máthair a bhí curtha faoi gheasa. 

A rare example of an opera with the libretto in the Irish language.  Eithne stars internationally acclaimed artists soprano Orla Boylan (pictured) as Eithne, baritone Gavan Ring as the High King of Ireland and tenor Robin Tritschler as Ceart, Eithne's lover. The chorus of Opera Theatre Company and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra are conducted by Fergus Sheil.

 

Music Played on the Show

19:07

Title: La Traviata

Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe

Performer(s): Rai Symphony Orchestra Of Turin, Coro Cetra

Album: Verdi La Traviata / Warner Classics / 0825646340859

Duration: 122:26

21:11

Title: Messa Solenne

Composer: Verdi

Performer(s): Elisabetta Scano (Soprano), Cristina Gallardo-Domas (Soprano) Juan Diego Florez (Tenor) Kenneth Tarver (Tenor) Eldar Aliev (Bass), Orchestra Sinfonica Di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Coro Sinfonico Di Milano Giuseppe Verdi

Album: Verdi Messa Solenne / Decca / 467 280-2

Duration: 21:59

21:34

Title: String Quartet In E Minor

Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe

Performer(s): Vermeer Quartet

Album: Dvorak Verdi: String Quartets / Teldec / 8.43105

Duration: 23:11

21:58

Title: Canto Bello

Composer: Vincenzo Capirola

Performer(s): Christopher Wilson (Lute)

Album: Early Venetian Lute Music / Naxos / 8.553694

Duration: 1:28

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Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn

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