Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Saturday, 7 - 10pm

Opera Night Saturday 23 November 2019

Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Wexford Festival Opera presents Massenet's Don Quichotte

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


Title: Don Quichotte

Composer: Massenet

Performer(s): Aigul Akhmetshina, Goderdzi Janelidze, Olafur Sigurdarson, Gavan Ring, Gabrielle Dundon, Elly Hunter Smith, Dominick Felix, Thomas Chenhall, Rene Bloice-Sanders Wexford Chorus And Orchestra, Timothy Myers (Conductor)

Duration: 138:00


Title: September In The Rain

Composer: Warren/Dubin

Performer(s): Jacqui Dankworth (Vocal), Mike Outram (Guitar)

Album: Acoustic Woman - Disk 3 / Union Square / METRTCD815

Duration: 3:17


Title: Cantata Sopra Il Passacaglio. Diatonica (Pozzi-Improvisation)

Composer: Christina Pluhar/L'Arpeggiata

Performer(s): Christina Pluhar/L'Arpeggiata

Album: All'Improvviso (Ciaccone, Bergamasche, & Un Po' Di Follie...) / Alpha Productions / Alpha 512

Duration: 9:15


Title: Farewell To Whalley Range

Composer: Michael McGoldrick

Performer(s): Robbie Harris (Percussion); Lucas Gonzalez (Guitar); Peter Browne (Accordion)

Album: The Twelve Pins / Big Beat Box 2014 / BBM 002

Duration: 4:17


Title: Spacekadetten

Composer: Tallroth, Roger

Performer(s): Vasen

Album: Vasen: Mindset / Northside / NSD6097

Duration: 3:28


Title: Hanacpachap Cussicuinin - Excerpts

Composer: Anonymous

Performer(s): Ex Cathedra

Album: Fire burning in snow / Hyperion / CDA67600

Duration: 10:43



Contact the Show

Presenter: Paul Herriott

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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