Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Saturday, 7 - 10pm

Opera Night Saturday 16 November 2019

Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Wexford Festival Opera presents a double bill: Rossini's Adina and Andrew Synott's La Cucina (Irish Premiere)

Andrew Synnott's La Cucina from Wexford Festival Opera 2019

Andrew Synnott's La Cucina from Wexford Festival Opera 2019

Bianca sung by Maire Flavin is the assistant to world famous chef Alberto (sung by Luca Nucera) is busy baking a cake for a wedding. Camillo (sung by Emmanuel Franco) is eager to learn and assists the chefs in Andrew Synnott's La Cucina.

Rossini's Adina from Wexford Festival Opera 2019

Rossini's Adina from Wexford Festival Opera 2019

Rossini's Adina celebrates the day that has been set aside to celebrate the wedding of the middle-aged Caliph (sung by Daniele Antonangeli) to the young Adina (sung by Rachel Kelly). In this special double-bill, Michele Spotti conducts the Chorus and Orchestra of Wexford Festival Opera.

Saturday August 15th - Wexford Festival Opera presents Stanford's Veiled Prophet

The 2019 Wexford Opera Festival exclusive concert performance of The Veiled Prophet by the Irish composer Charles Villiers Stanford, presented in association with Heritage Music Productions, headed by international pianist and Irish music specialist, Una Hunt. This performance marked the first time the opera was sung in English since it's performances in Hanover in 1881 in german. The cast features Thomas D Hopkinson as Caliph Mahadi, Simon Mechlinski as Mokanna, Sinead Campbell-Wallace as Zelica, Mairéad Buicke as Fatima, Gavan Ring as Azim, John Molloy as Abdullah and Dominick Felix as a young watchman. David Brophy conducts the Chorus and Orchestra of the Wexford Festival Opera, and the Chorus of TU Dublin Conservatoire. 

(First broadcast 9th November 2019) 


Saturday August 22nd - Macerata Opera Festival, Sferisterio presents Bizet's Carmen

Bizet's searing drama about a free-spirited Gypsy and the soldier determined to win her. This production comes from the wonderful outdoor arena in Sferisterio. Mezzo-soprano Irene Roberts sings the title character, and tenor Matthew Ryan Vickers is the hot-blooded Don José. Soprano Valentina Mastrangelo is Micaëla and David Bizic as Escamillo. The Marche Regional Orchestra, Vincenzo Bellini Coro Lirico Marchigiano and the Zamberletti Children's Chorus is conducted Massimo Fiocchi Malaspina. (Carmen at Macerata Opera Festival - photo Tabocchini)

Music Played on the Show

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Title: La Cucina

Composer: Andrew Synnott

Performer(s): Maire Flavin, Manuel Amati, Emmanuel Franco, Sheldon Baxter, Wexford Festival Orchestra And Chorus, Michele Spotti (Conductor)

Duration: 41:35

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Title: Adina

Composer: Rossini

Performer(s): Tobia Aiuto Del Fornitor, Luca Nucera, Rachel Kelly, Levy Sekgapane, Daniele Antonangeli, Wexford Festival Orchestra And Chorus, Michele Spotti (Conductor)

Duration: 87:00

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Presenter: Paul Herriott

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn

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