Opera Night Saturday 24 October 2020
This October, audiences across Ireland and around the world will have a chance to experience a taste of the magic of the 2020 Wexford Festival Opera at home and for free, via RTÉ Culture and RTÉ lyric fm. Visit RTÉ Culture or our Opera Night Archive to watch this year's productions.
Paul Herrriot brings us to the Archbishop's Theatre, Aix-en-Provence for the Aix-en-Provence Festival for a production of Mozart's Don Giovanni. Philippe Sly is Don Giovanni, Nahuel di Pierro is Leporello, Eleonora Buratto is Donna Anna, Pavol Breslik is Don Ottavio, Isabel Leonard is Donna Elvira, Julie Fuchs is Zerlina, Krzysztof Baczyk is Masetto, Daivd Leigh is Il Commednatore and the English Voices and Le Cercle de L'Harmonie is conducted by Jeremie Rhorer.
(First broadcast Saturday October 7th 2017)
This evening Paul brings us to the Opera des Nations in Geneva for a performance of Rossini's The Barber of Seville. Bogdan Mihai sings Count Almavira, Bruno Taddio is Figaro (pictured), Lena Belkina sings Rosina, Bruno de Simone sings Doctor Bartolo, Marco Spotti is Don Basilio, Mary Feminear is Berta, Rodrigo Garcia is Fiorello, Peter Baekeun Cho is Ambrogio, Aleksandar Chaveev sings the Officer and the Grand Theatre Chorus and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande is conducted by Jonathan Nott.