Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Saturday, 7 - 10pm

Opera Night Saturday 9 November 2013

Opera Night - Cristina, regina di Svezia

Recorded live at Wexford Festival Opera 2013. The life and reign of Queen Christina of Sweden provides the inspiration for Jacopo Foroni's opera Cristina, regina di Svezia.

The Metropolitan Opera New York Saturday Matinee Broadcasts - 2018-19 Season

Launched in 1931, the Met’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical radio series in American broadcast history. The 87th season of Saturday broadcasts will once again be heard over the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network. You can hear the 2017/18 Season every Saturday from 7pm on Opera Night and for details of the season, view their schedule here. **Please note we will not be taking the broadcasts of December 8th, 22nd, 29th and January 12th**

Saturday March 16th - The Metropolitan Opera New York presents Verdi’s Falstaff 

Baritone Ambrogio Maestri brings his larger-than-life portrayal of the title role back for the first time since his Met role debut in the 2013–14 season. Robert Carsen’s insightful production—which moves the action to postwar England in the 1950s—features an exceptional cast that includes soprano Ailyn Pérez as Alice Ford and soprano Golda Schultz as Nannetta. (Keith Jameson as Bardolf and Ambrogio Maestri in the title role of Verdi's Falstaff. Photo Karen Almond/Met Opera)

Saturday March 23rd - The Metropolitan Opera, New York presents Saint-Saens' Samson et Dalila 

Mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko join forces in Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila. Darko Tresnjak, who won a Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical in 2014 for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, makes his Met debut directing a vivid, seductive staging, featuring a monumental setting for the last-act Temple of Dagon, where the hero crushes his Philistine enemies. Sir Mark Elder conducts the first new Met production of the work in 20 years. 

Music Played on the Show


Title: Piano Sonata In F Major (2nd Movement) Adagio

Performer(s): Haydn, Franz Josef

Duration: 4:14



Contact the Show

Presenter: Paul Herriott

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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