Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Saturday, 7 - 10pm

Opera Night Saturday 13 January 2018

Opera Night with Paul Herriott

The Metropolitan Opera New York presents tonight's double bill: Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci

Saturday May 19th - The Silver Bell by Camille Saint-Saens

Tonight's opera comes from the Opera Comique in Paris for a performance of The Silver Bell by Saint-Saens. Saint-Saens said this of Le Timbre d'argent: 'this work has everything, from symphony to operetta via lyrical drama and ballet'. The production stars soprano Helene Guilmette as Helene, Jodie Devos is Rosa, Tassis Christoyannis is Dr Spiridion, tenor Edgaras Montvidas is Conrad and Yu Shao sings Benedict. Francois-Xavier Roth conducts Les Siecles and Accentus Chorus. (Tonight's opera comes from the Opera Comique in Paris for a performance of The Silver Bell by Saint-Saens. Saint-Saens said this of Le Timbre d'argent: 'this work has everything, from symphony to operetta via lyrical drama and ballet'. The production stars soprano Helene Guilmette as Helene, Jodie Devos is Rosa, Tassis Christoyannis is Dr Spiridion, tenor Edgaras Montvidas is Conrad and Yu Shao sings Benedict. Francois-Xavier Roth conducts Les Siecles and Accentus Chorus. (PIctured Hélène Guilmette (c) Julien Faugère)


Saturday May 26th - Claudio Monteverdi's The Return of Ulysses 

John Fulljames, the Royal Opera's former Associate Director of Opera, directs a new production
of The Return of Ulysses in a collaboration between The Royal Opera and the Roundhouse in
Camden, North London. One of only three surviving operas by Monteverdi, the score is full of
pathos and drama, and is considered to be an early masterpiece of Baroque opera.Roderick
Williams stars in the role of Ulysses, King of Ithaca, and Caitlin Hulcup as his wife Penelope
and the production is conducted by Baroque music specialist Christian Curnyn. (Roderick Williams as Ulysses in The Return of Ulysses, The Royal Opera © ROH 2018. Photographed by Stephen Cummiskey)

Music Played on the Show

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Title: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci

Composer: Mascagni

Performer(s): Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus; Nicola Luisotti; Ekaterina Semenchuk (Santuzza); Roberto Alagna (Turiddu); Željko Lučid (Alfio) / Aleksandra Kurzak (Nedda), Roberto Alagna (Canio); George Gagnidze (Tonio); Alessio Arduini (Silvio)

Duration: 200:00

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Presenter: Paul Herriott

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn

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