Opera Night

Opera Night

Saturday, 7 - 10pm

Opera Night Saturday 25 May 2013

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.

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 86th season of Saturday broadcasts will once again be heard over the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network. You can hear the 2016/17 Season every Saturday from 7pm on Opera Night and for details of the season, view their schedule here

Saturday January 21st - Gounod's Romeo et Juliette

When Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo starred opposite each other in Manon at the Met in 2015, the New York Times said, “the temperature rises nearly to boiling every time Damrau and Grigolo are on stage together.” Now they’re back as opera’s classic lovers, in Gounod’s lush Shakespeare adaptation. The production, by director Bartlett Sher, has already won acclaim for its vivid 18th-century milieu and stunning costumes during runs at Salzburg and La Scala. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the sumptuous score. (Pictured - Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo in Gounod's Roméo et Juliette. Photo by Kristian Schuller, Metropolitan Opera)


Saturday 28th January - Rossini's Barber of Seville 

Peter Mattei reprises one of his most compelling portrayals, that of the wily barber Figaro. The Met’s popular production of Rossini’s comedic jewel—performed in the full-length Italian version—also pairs bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena as the lovers Rosina and Count Almaviva, with Maurizio Benini conducting. (Peter Mattei as Figaro in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia Photo by Ken Howard, Metropolitan Opera)

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