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.

    Saturday 28th November

    Bernard Clarke brings us some more Wagner from this year’s Bayreuth Festival 2015. Tonight Bernard presents Lohengrin recorded at the Festspielhaus, Bayreuth. Kalus Florian Vogt sings Lohengrin, Wilhelm Schwinghammer is Heinrich der Vogler, Annette Dasch is Elsa of Brabant, Jukka Rasilainen is Friedrich von Telramund, Petra Lang is Ortrud and Samuel Youn is King Herald. The Bayreuth Festival Chorus and Orchestra is conducted by Alain Altinoglu.

    Saturday 5th December

    Puccini’s La Boheme direct from the Metropolitan Opera, New York

    Puccini’s unforgettable tale of love, youth, and tragic loss stars Maria Agresta, Ramón Vargas, and Bryan Hymel as the young Parisian lovers in the bohemian setting that brings the Latin Quarter to life on the stage of the Met. Paolo Carignani conduct the Metropolitan Orchestra and Chorus.

    Saturday 12th December

    Verdi’s Rigoletto direct from the Metropolitan Opera, New York

    Željko Lucic sings the pinnacle role of the Italian baritone repertory in Michael Mayer’s electrifying production set in 1960 in a Las Vegas casino. Tenor Piotr Beczala sings the licentious Duke. Back from her triumphant Met debut in I Puritani, soprano Nadine Sierra is Gilda, Rigoletto’s innocent daughter pursued by the callous Duke. Roberto Abbado conducts the Metropolitan Orchestra and Chorus in Verdi’s timeless tragedy.

    Saturday 19th December

    Rossini’s La Donna del Lago direct from the Metropolitan Opera, New York

    Joyce DiDonato reprises her stunning portrayal of the “lady of the lake” in Rossini’s dazzling bel canto showcase set in the medieval Scottish highlands. Tenor Lawrence Brownlee is the king who pursues her. Rossini master Michele Mariotti conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus for the operatic adaptation of Sir Walter Scott’s classic.

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