Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Saturday, 7 - 10pm

Opera Night Saturday 21 October 2017

Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Paul Herriott presents Guglielmo Ratcliff by Pietro Mascagni in a 2015 RTÉ lyric fm CD recording of the opera from the National Opera House, at Wexford Festival Opera.

Saturday November 24th  - The Lyric Opera of Chicago present Bellini’s I Puritani 

Of all opera composers, none glorified the human voice more than Bellini. His final opera was I Puritani, in which a soprano, tenor, baritone, and bass can truly revel in some of the most thrilling vocal music ever written.  Bellini sets this opera in 17th-century England, in which a passionate young couple find themselves caught up in a conflict between opposing political factions. This production stars Albina Shagimiratova, Lawrence Brownlee, Anthony Clark Evans and Adrian Sampetrean and Enrique Mazzolla conducts the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus in this production recorded in the Civic Opera House in Chicago in February 2018. (Lawrence Brownlee and Albina Shagimuratova in I Puritani (c) Todd Rosenberg)

Saturday December 1st - The Metropolitan Opera, New York presents Boito's Mefistofele

The spectacular Robert Carsen production returns to the Met for the first time since 2000, with bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as the diabolical title character, tenor Michael Fabiano as Faust, and soprano Angela Meade as Margherita. Mefistofele is the celebrated and only completed opera by Arrigo Boito who famously collaborated with Verdi on the libretti for Otello and Falstaff. Joseph Colaneri conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus in this production from the Metropolitan Opera, New York. (A scene from Boito's Mefistofele. Photo Winnnie Klotz, Met Opera Archives)

Music Played on the Show


Title: Guglielmo Ratcliff

Composer: Pietro Mascagni

Performer(s): Angelo Villari, Mariangela Sicilia, David Stout, Annunziata Vestri, Gianluca Buratto, Francesco Cilluffo Conductor, Orchestra And Chorus Of The Wexford Festival Opera

Duration: 165:00


Title: Mein Erster Walzer (1887)

Composer: Mascagni, Pietro

Performer(s): Filharmonica 900

Album: Mascagni in Concert / Chandos / CHAN 10789

Duration: 9:31


Title: A Wexford Rhapsody

Composer: Victory, Gerard

Performer(s): Irish Youth Wind Ensemble, Irish Youth Wind Ensemble

Album: Where the Wind Blows / Iywe/Arts Council

Duration: 6:48



Contact the Show

Presenter: Paul Herriott

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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