Opera Night

    Saturday, 7 - 10pm

    Congratulations to Opéra de Lyon. Their production of 'Le Roi Carotte' won "Rediscovered Work of the Year" at the 2016 International Opera Awards. If you missed our recent broadcast of this on Opera Night, then listen back here.

    Bernard Clarke presents Offenbach’s Le Roi Carotte a comic opera in three acts after ETA Hoffmann. Recorded at the Opera House in Lyon. Chripsophe Mortagne sings Le Roi Carotte, Yann Beuron sings Fridolin XXIV and Antoinette Dennefeld is the Princesse Cunegonde. The Lyon Opera Orchestra and Chorus is conducted by Victor Aviat. 

    Opera Night Saturday 25 May 2013

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    Opera Night - Rinaldo

    Continuing his exploration of the recordings of early and Baroque operas by Belgian conductor René Jacobs, tonight Bernard Clarke presents Handel's Rinaldo.

    Coming up on Saturday 1st June 2013

    In advance of their production of La Traviata in the Gaiety next week, Bernard Clarke presents a recording of Lyric Opera’s production of The Marriage of Figaro, recorded in January this year. Cast includes John Molloy as Figaro, Claudia Boyle as Susanna, Sharon Carty as Cherubino and Miriam Murphy as Marcellina.

    Saturday May 28th - Rossini’s La Cenerentola

    Bernard brings us the beloved tale of Cinderella. Isabel Leonard is the leading lady partnered with bel canto master Lawrence Brownlee and Alessandro Corbelli sings the pompous stepfather. The Lyric Opera Orchestra is conducted by Andrew Davis in a production from the Lyric Opera, Chicago. (Pictured Isabel Leonard in La Cenerentola (c) Todd-Rosenberg)

    Saturday June 4th - The Marriage of Figaro

    Bernard Clarke brings us the ever popular Marriage of Figaro from the Civic Opera House in Chicago. This performance features Adam Plachetka in the title role, Christiane Karg as Suzanna,  Amanda Majeski as Countess Almaviva, Luca Pisaroni as Count Almaviva, Rachel Frenkel as Cherubino, Katharine Goeldner as Marcellina, and Brindley Sherratt as Bartolo. The Lyric Opera Chorus and Orchestra is conducted by Henrik Nanasi. (Pictured Christiane Karg, Rachel Frenkel, Adam Plachetka as Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro - photo Michael Brosilow)

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