Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Saturday, 7 - 10pm

Opera Night Saturday 11 November 2017

Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Paul brings us this year's production of Margherita by Jacopo Foroni in a production recorded in the National Opera House as part of this year's Wexford Festival Opera.

The Metropolitan Opera New York Saturday Matinee Broadcasts - 2018-19 Season

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. **Please note we will not be taking the broadcasts of December 8th, 22nd, 29th and January 12th**

Saturday January 26th - The Metropolitan Opera New York presents Nico Muhly's Marnie

Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met with this gripping reimagining of Winston Graham's novel, set in the 1950s, about a beautiful, mysterious young woman who assumes multiple identities. Director Michael Mayer and his creative team have devised a fast-moving, cinematic world for this exhilarating story of denial and deceit, which also inspired a film by Alfred Hitchcock. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the enigmatic Marnie, and baritone Christopher Maltman is the man who pursues her - with disastrous results. Robert Spano conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

Saturday February 2nd - The Metropolitan Opera New York presents Bizet's Carmen

Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera's ultimate seductress, Carmen, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenor Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José. Louis Langrée conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus for Richard Eyre's powerful production, a Met favourite since its 2009 premiere. (Clementine Margaine and Roberto Alagna in Bizet’s Carmen. Photo Ken Howard, Met Opera)

Music Played on the Show


Title: Margherita

Composer: Jacopo Foroni

Performer(s): Yuriy Yurchuk, Matteo D'Apolito, Alessandra Volpe, Andrew Stenson, Giuliana Gianfaldoni, Filippo Fontata, Jo Hyun Kim, Orchestra And Chorus Of Wexford Festival Opera, Timothy Myers (Conductor)

Duration: 150:00


Title: Partita In E Flat Major Op.45 No.1 Fvk 1

Composer: Krommer, Franz Vinzenz

Performer(s): Michael Thompson Wind Ensemble

Album: Krommer: Partitas For Wind Ensemble / Naxos / 8.553868

Duration: 21:17



Contact the Show

Presenter: Paul Herriott

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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