Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Saturday, 7 - 10pm

Opera Night Saturday 16 August 2014

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Bernard Clarke brings us to De Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam for tonight's performance of Gluck's Armide.

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Bartlett Sher’s production of Gounod’s sumptuous Shakespeare adaptation was a hit of the 2016–17 Met season ("a revelation" declared the Huffington Post). Now the sweeping tragedy returns with Ailyn Pérez and Bryan Hymel, both celebrated in French repertoire, as the star crossed young lovers. Plácido Domingo conducts. (A scene from Gounod's Roméo et Juliette  Photo by Ken Howard, Metropolitan Opera)

Music Played on the Show

20:26

Title: Armide, Act Iv And V

Composer: Gluck, Christoph Willibald

Performer(s): Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, De Nederlandse Opera Chorus

Album: Recorded at De Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam (Broadcast 16/08/14) / EBU

Duration: 52:42

21:45

Title: Old Man

Composer: Young, Neil

Performer(s): Neil Young (Vocal, Guitar), The Stray Gators; James Taylor (Banjo); Linda Ronstadt (Vocal)

Album: Harvest / Reprise / 7599-27239-2

Duration: 3:24

21:54

Title: Two Songs Of The Venetian Merchant

Composer: Rimsky Korsakov, Nikolay

Performer(s): Dimitri Hvorostovsky (Bass), Kirov Orchestra

Album: Songs and Dances of Death: Hvorostovsky / Philips / 4388722

Duration: 5:13

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Presenter: Paul Herriott

Producer: Gail Henry

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