Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Opera Night with Paul Herriott

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Opera Night Saturday 2 November 2019

Vivaldi's Dorilla In Tempe live from Wexford Festival Opera

Paul Herriott introduces Vivaldi's Dorilla In Tempe live from Wexford Festival Opera, a fairytale-like story that takes place in the valley of Tempe in Greece. The opera tells of the obstacles to the blissful union of Dorilla (a princess) and Elmiro (a shepherd) whose rival Nomio turns out to be the disguised god Apollo.

Vivaldi's Dorilla in Tempe - Prelude

Vivaldi's Dorilla in Tempe - Prelude

In advance of tonight's broadcast of Vivaldi's Dorilla in Tempe live from Wexford Festival Opera, Paul Herriott looks at music that inspired the work from the Red Priest.

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.


Saturday December 14th - The Metropolitan Opera New York presents Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades 

Tchaikovsky’s eerie thriller of imperial Russia has its first performances at the Met since 2011. Tenor Yusif Eyvazov is Hermann, the fanatical gambler whose obsession with a powerful secret drives him to madness. Soprano Lise Davidsen makes her highly anticipated Met debut as his long-suffering lover, Lisa, with mezzo-soprano Larissa Diadkova as the otherworldly Countess. Baritone Igor Golovatenko is Yeletsky, baritone Alexey Markov is Tomsky, and Vasily Petrenko conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus. (Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades. Photo Marty Sohl, Metropolitan Opera)


Saturday December 21st - The Metropolitan Opera New York presents Verdi's Macbeth 

Soprano Anna Netrebko created a sensation when she made her Met role debut as Lady Macbeth in 2014, opposite baritone Željko Lucic in the title role. Now, the two stars reunite to reprise their acclaimed portrayals in Verdi’s gripping Shakespeare adaptation. Marco Armiliato conducts the Metropolitan orchestra and chorus and a standout cast that also features tenor Matthew Polenzani as Macduff and bass Ildar Abdrazakov as Banquo, in Adrian Noble’s evocative production. (Anna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth and Željko Lucic in the title role of Verdi's Macbeth. Photo: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera)

Music Played on the Show

19:13

Title: Concerto No.1 In E Major (Spring)

Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio

Performer(s): Academy & Chorus Of St. Martin In The Fields

Album: Vivaldi The Four Seasons / BBC

Duration: 10:31

19:24

Title: Concerto No.2 In G Minor (Summer)

Composer: Vivaldi Antonio

Performer(s): Academy Of St Martin In The Fields

Album: Vivaldi The Four Seasons / BBC

Duration: 11:12

19:35

Title: Concerto No.3 In F Major (Autumn)

Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio

Performer(s): The Academy Of St Martin In The Fields

Album: Vivaldi The Four Seasons / BBC

Duration: 11:19

19:46

Title: Concerto No.4 In F Minor (Winter)

Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio

Performer(s): Academy Of St Martin In The Fields

Album: Vivaldi The Four Seasons / BBC

Duration: 9:21

23:30

Title: Calling All Angels

Composer: Siberry

Performer(s): Kd Lang With Jane Siberry

Album: Recollection (recordno: 7559797989) / Nonesuch / 7559797989

Duration: 5:12

00:00

Title: Dorilla In Tempe

Composer: Vivaldi

Performer(s): Manuela Custer, Marco Bussi, Veronique Valdes, Jose Maria Lo Monaco, Rosa Bove, Laura Margaret Smith, Rebecca Hardwick, Lizzie Holmes, Meriel Cunningham, Emma Lewis, Wexford Festival Chorus And Orchestra, Andrea Marchiol (Conductor)

Duration: 160:00

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Presenter: Paul Herriott

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn

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