Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Saturday, 7 - 10pm

Opera Night Saturday 21 September 2019

Opera Night with Paul Herriott

The Irish National Opera present Mozart's The Magic Flute

Saturday September 14th - Puccini's Madama Butterfly recorded live at the Bord Gais Theatre

Madama Butterfly takes us on the emotional journey of a devoted young asian woman as she faces the truth about Pinkerton, the US navy lieutenant she marries. Sound advice from her maid, Suzuki, and the American consul, Sharpless, falls on deaf ears. The worldly-wise Pinkerton sets up house with Butterfly. But he deserts her, leaving her isolated from family and friends and the story unfolds.. Celine Byrne sings the lead role with Julian Hubbard as Pinkerton, Brett Polegato sings Sharpless, Doreen Curran is Suzuki and Eamonn Mulhall is Goro. The RTÉ Concert Orchestra and Irish National Opera Chorus is conducted by Timothy Redmond.  This production was recorded in the Bord Gais Theatre on 28th March 2019. 

(First broadcast, May 18th 2017)


Saturday September 21st - The Irish National Opera present Mozart's The Magic Flute

Join us for this operatic fairytale as Prince Tamino strives for the hand of Pamina, accompanied by his lovable sidekick Papageno. You'll hear the evil Queen of the Night - with her stratospheric high notes and show-stopping arias - and the virtuous high priest Sarastro in a story that encompasses both the real and the fantastical. A combination of heart-warming comedy and true heroism, and the unparalleled genius and beauty of Mozart's music.

Anna Devin sings Pamina, Nick Pritchard is Tamino, Kim Sheehan is Queen of the Night and Gavan Ring is Papageno. Peter Whelan conducts the Irish National Opera Chorus and Irish Chamber Orchestra. (Photo Patrick Redmond)


Saturday September 28th - The Irish National Opera presents an Opera Gala

Paul Herriott presents a programme recorded in August at the National Concert Hall where young artists alongside some special guests showcase the very best of their artistic ability in the 2nd Irish National Opera Gala. 

Rossini:  Overture - L'italiana in Algeri
Rossini:  Sì, ritrovarla io guiro - La Cenerentola
Mozart:  Come scoglio - Così fan tutte
Bellini: Vi ravviso, o luoghi ameni - La sonnambula
Gounod: Je veux vivre - Romèo et Juliette
Donizetti: Act 2 excerpt - L'elisir d'amore
Bizet: Carmen Suite No. 1 - Carmen
Bizet: Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante - Carmen
Donizetti: Ah! Mes amis - La fille du regiment
Massenet: Je marche sur tous les chemins - Manon
Gounod: Amour, ranime mo courage - Romèo et Juliette
Donizetti:  Dialogo delle due regine - Maria Stuarda

RTÉ Concert Orchestra 
Sinead Hayes (conductor)
Rachel Croash (soprano, pictured
Amy Ní Fhearraigh (soprano) 
Andrew Gavin (tenor)
Carolyn Holt (mezzo-soprano) 
Matthew Mannion (baritone) 
William Thomas (bass)


Watch/Listen again - Irish National Opera presents Puccini’s Madama Butterfly 

Madama Butterfly takes us on the emotional journey of a devoted young asian woman as she faces the truth about Pinkerton, the US navy lieutenant she marries. Sound advice from her maid, Suzuki, and the American consul, Sharpless, falls on deaf ears. The worldly-wise Pinkerton sets up house with Butterfly. But he deserts her, leaving her isolated from family and friends and the story unfolds.. Celine Byrne sings the lead role with Julian Hubbard as Pinkerton, Brett Polegato sings Sharpless, Doreen Curran is Suzuki and Eamonn Mulhall is Goro. The RTÉ Concert Orchestra and Irish National Opera Chorus  is conducted by Timothy Redmond. 

Watch Madama Butterly on the RTÉ Player

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This production was recorded in the Bord Gais Theatre on 28th March 2019. 

 


Music Played on the Show

01:00

Title: The Magic Flute

Composer: Mozart

Performer(s): Anna Devin, Nick Pritchard, Kim Sheehan, Gavan Ring, Peter Whelan (Conductor), The Irish National Opera Chorus And Irish Chamber Orchestra

Duration: 152:00

21:41

Title: Partita In B Flat Major Op.45 No.2 Fvk 2

Composer: Krommer, Franz Vinzenz

Performer(s): Michael Thompson Wind Ensemble

Album: Krommer: Partitas For Wind Ensemble / Naxos / 8.553868

Duration: 18:19

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Presenter: Paul Herriott

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn

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