Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Saturday, 7 - 10pm

Opera Night Saturday 22 June 2013

Opera Night - Verdi's Macbeth

It is not the last word in sophistication, it sometimes lurches back and forth between breathless, barrel-thumping choruses and highly nuanced and thoughtful character studies, but Macbeth is extraordinarily exciting and testament to the young Verdi's desire to really trying something new. This week's Opera Night has a performance from the Lyon Opera House from winter of last year and features the Lyon Opera Chorus & Orchestra under conductor Kazushi Ono. The soloists include Evez Abdulla, baritone, as Macbeth; Riccardo Zanellato, bass, as Banco (Banquo); and Dmytro Popov, tenor, as Macduff...

Verdi famously maintained he wanted a "she devil" in the role of Lady Macbeth-find out how rising Russian soprano Iano Tamar copes with this lady of pure evil.

Saturday May 26th - Claudio Monteverdi's The Return of Ulysses 

John Fulljames, the Royal Opera's former Associate Director of Opera, directs a new production
of The Return of Ulysses in a collaboration between The Royal Opera and the Roundhouse in
Camden, North London. One of only three surviving operas by Monteverdi, the score is full of
pathos and drama, and is considered to be an early masterpiece of Baroque opera.Roderick
Williams stars in the role of Ulysses, King of Ithaca, and Caitlin Hulcup as his wife Penelope
and the production is conducted by Baroque music specialist Christian Curnyn. (Roderick Williams as Ulysses in The Return of Ulysses, The Royal Opera © ROH 2018. Photographed by Stephen Cummiskey)

Saturday June 2nd - Puccini's Madame Butterfly 

On tonight's Opera night cultures clash when a trusting young woman marries an American naval officer stationed in Nagasaki. Puccini’s gut-wrenching music takes the audience on an emotionally charged journey through innocence, betrayal and sacrifice towards a heartbreaking finale. Yves Abel conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus with Llanna Haroutounian in the leading title, Vincenzo Constanzo is Pinkerton, Zanda Svede is Suzuki, Anthony Clark Evans is Sharpless. (Anthony Clark Evans and Lianna Haroutounian in Madama Butterfly)

Music Played on the Show


Title: Macbeth: Act I

Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe

Duration: 49:12


Title: Macbeth: Act Ii

Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe

Duration: 31:53


Title: Macbeth: Act Iii

Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe

Duration: 33:44


Title: Arabian Waltz

Performer(s): Abou-Khalil, Rabih

Duration: 8:30



Contact the Show

Presenter: Paul Herriott

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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