Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Saturday, 7 - 10pm

Opera Night Saturday 7 June 2014

Opera Night

Bernard Clarke presents Richard Strauss' Feurersnot (Fire Famine), Op. 50 recorded earlier this year in the Prinzregententheater, Munich with the Bavarian Radio Chorus

Saturday 16th June - Balfe's The Bohemian Girl 

Balfe's greatest triumph came with the first staging of The Bohemian Girl in 1843 at Drury Lane, where it played for over 100 nights. The opera subsequently drew huge audiences throughout Europe and the Americas. Several of the arias from this work, including When Other Lips and I Dreamt That I Dwelt in Marble Halls, soon became popular concert pieces and remained familiar to music-loving audiences in James Joyce's day. On this Bloom's Day we have a featured recording of the opera with Richard Bonynge conducting the RTE Philharmonic Choir and the RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland featuring soloists Nova Thomas, Patrick Power, Jonathan Summer, Bernadette Cullen, John del Carlo and Timothy German. 

Saturday 23rd June - Verdi's La Traviata 

Tonight's opera comes from the Opera Bastille in Paris. Soprano Marina Rebeka plays the tragic heroine, Violetta, and tenor Charles Castronovo sings the role of Alfredo, Violetta’s hapless lover. Baritone Placido Domingo is Alfredo’s father, Germont, who destroys their love. Dan Ettinger conducts the Paris National Opera Orchestra and Chorus. (Marina Rebeka - photo by Janis Deinats)

Music Played on the Show


Title: Prelude To Capriccio Op. 85

Composer: Strauss, Richard

Performer(s): Malin Broman, Philip Dukes, Pierre Doumenge, Duncan Mctier, The Nash Ensemble

Album: Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen, Piano Quartet - The Nash Ensemble / Hyperion / CDA67574

Duration: 11:04



Contact the Show

Presenter: Paul Herriott

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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