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

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


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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