Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Saturday, 7 - 10pm

Opera Night Saturday 2 February 2019

Opera Night

The Metropolitan Opera New York presents Bizet's Carmen

The Metropolitan Opera New York Saturday Matinee Broadcasts 2019-20 Season 

Launched in 1931, the Met's Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical radio series in American broadcast history. The 2019-2020 season marks the 89th year of live Saturday broadcasts and will again be heard over the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network. You can hear the 2019/20 Season on Opera Night every Saturday from 7pm and for details of the season, view their schedule here.

Watch Again - Irish National Opera presents La Cenerentola by Rossini

Tonight's Opera Night features Rossini's effervescent take on the Cinderella story, with Irish mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught in the title role and tenor Andrew Owens as her Prince Charming. Fergus Sheil conducts the lively action, which also features bass Graeme Danby as the bumbling Don Magnifico, bass-baritone David Ostrek as the benevolent Alidoro, and baritone Riccardo Novaro as the wily servant Dandini.

Saturday January 18th - The Metropolitan Opera, New York presents Verdi's La Traviata

Michael Mayer's sumptuous staging, a highlight of the 2018-19 season, returns. Soprano Aleksandra Kurzak sings the role of Violetta, the opera's tragic heroine, opposite tenor Dmytro Popov as her ardent lover, Alfredo, and baritone Quinn Kelsey as Alfredo's stern father, Germont. Karel Mark Chichon conducts one of opera's greatest scores. (The prelude of Verdi's La Traviata. Photo Jonathan Tichler, Met Opera)

Saturday January 25th - The Metropolitan Opera New York presents Puccini's La Bohème

Puccini's classic tragedy of bohemian friends and lovers is brought to life in Franco Zeffirelli's immortal staging. Tenor Matthew Polenzani trades off as the exuberant Rodolfo, alongside soprano Ailyn Pérez as the fragile Mimì. Marco Armiliato conducts the Metropolitan Orchestra and Chorus.

Music Played on the Show


Title: Carmen

Composer: Bizet

Performer(s): Met Opera Orchestra And Chorus, Louis Langree; Aleksandra Kurzak (Micaëla), Clementine Margaine (Carmen), Roberto Alagna (Don Jose), Alexander Vinogradov (Escamillo)

Duration: 225:00



Contact the Show

Presenter: Paul Herriott

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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