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.

Saturday October 13th - Lully’s Alceste

Christophe Rousset conducts Les Talens Lyriques in Lully’s Alceste from a recent recording on the Aparte Music label of this plot from Greek mythology around four principal characters Aleste sung by Judith Van Wanroij, Lycomedes sung by Douglas Williams, Emiliano Gonzalez Toro is Admetus and Edwin Crossley-Mercer is Alcide.

Saturday October 20th - Pelleas et Melisande by Claude Debussy

Debussy’s only completed opera Pelleas et Melisande, is widely considered to be one of the 20th century’s greatest. His setting of Maurice Maeterlinck’s love triangle between Melisande (Magdalena Kozena, pictured) and Golaud (Gerald Finley, pictured) and his younger half-brother Pelleas (Christian Gerhaher) creates a distinctive and tense atmosphere. This is all underpinned by Debussy’s complex and subtle harmonies and expressive use of colour as performed by the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus under conductor Simon Rattle. 

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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