Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Saturday, 7 - 10pm

Opera Night Saturday 30 September 2017

Opera Night with Paul Herriott

We delve into the archives again this week for another great recording by the legendary Maria Callas as we mark the 40th Anniversary of her death this month.

The Metropolitan Opera New York Saturday Matinee Broadcasts

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

Saturday April 21st - The Metropolitan Opera New York presents Thomas Ades' The Exterminating Angel

Following the rapturous response to his last opera, The Tempest, the Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Ades's The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Bunuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as 'inventive and audacious ... a major event,' The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can't escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Ades conducts his own adventurous new opera. (Amanda Echalaz and Christine Rice in Thomas Ades' The Exterminating Angel - Photo Ken Howard, Metropolitan Opera)

Saturday April 28th - The Metropolitan Opera New York presents Massenet's Cendrillon

'Glorious', raved the New York Times when Joyce DiDonato sang the title role of Cendrillon at the Royal Opera in 2011. 'Her performance was thoroughly enchanting.' Now, for the first time ever, Massenet's sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met, with DiDonato starring in the title role. She is paired with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly's imaginative storybook production. (Joyce DiDonato as Massenet's Cendrillon - Photo by Bill Cooper)

Music Played on the Show


Title: La Traviata

Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe

Performer(s): Rai Symphony Orchestra Of Turin, Coro Cetra

Album: Verdi La Traviata / Warner Classics / 0825646340859

Duration: 122:26


Title: Messa Solenne

Composer: Verdi

Performer(s): Elisabetta Scano (Soprano), Cristina Gallardo-Domas (Soprano) Juan Diego Florez (Tenor) Kenneth Tarver (Tenor) Eldar Aliev (Bass), Orchestra Sinfonica Di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Coro Sinfonico Di Milano Giuseppe Verdi

Album: Verdi Messa Solenne / Decca / 467 280-2

Duration: 21:59


Title: String Quartet In E Minor

Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe

Performer(s): Vermeer Quartet

Album: Dvorak Verdi: String Quartets / Teldec / 8.43105

Duration: 23:11


Title: Canto Bello

Composer: Vincenzo Capirola

Performer(s): Christopher Wilson (Lute)

Album: Early Venetian Lute Music / Naxos / 8.553694

Duration: 1:28



Contact the Show

Presenter: Paul Herriott

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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