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    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.

    Saturday October 10th
    Bernard Clarke brings us to this year’s Salzburg Festival for a performance of Jules Massenet’s Werther starring Piotr Beczala in the leading role and Angela Gheorghiu as Charlotte. Alejo Perex conducts the Salzburg Festival Children’s Chorus and the Mozarteum Orchestra.

    Saturday October 17th 
    As the 2015 Wexford Festival Opera approaches, Bernard Clarke presents another opportunity to hear Salomé by Antoine Marriotte , recorded at last year’s festival. 
    Composed by the French sailor-turned-composer Antoine Mariotte (1875-1944), Salomé is based on Oscar Wilde's 1891 play of the same name. Mariotte followed closely Wilde's French text, portraying the emotional extremes, passions and secret terrors of Hérode.
    David Angus conducts the Wexford Festival Orchestra and cast including Na'ama Goldman (Salomé), Nora Sourouzian (Hérodias) and Scott Wilde (Hérode)

    Saturday 24th October

    Bernard Clarke presents Don Bucefalo by Antonio Cagnoni, recorded at the Wexford Festival Opera 2014. Written in 1847 as a graduation work by Antonio Cagnoni (1828-1896), a student at the Milan Conservatory, Don Bucefalo was an immediate success. It was performed in several opera houses in Italy and abroad, winning critical and popular acclaim wherever it was staged. Sergio Alapont conducts this evening's performance starring Filippo Fontana as Don Bucefalo, Marie-Ève Munger as Rosa and Matthew Newlin as Il Conte di Belprato.

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