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.

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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)


Saturday 5th May - The Metropolitan Opera New York presents Gounod's Romeo et Juliette

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

01:00

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

21:02

Title: Mein Erster Walzer (1887)

Composer: Mascagni, Pietro

Performer(s): Filharmonica 900

Album: Mascagni in Concert / Chandos / CHAN 10789

Duration: 9:31

21:52

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

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Presenter: Paul Herriott

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn

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