Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Saturday, 7 - 10pm

Opera Night Saturday 11 January 2020

Opera Night with Paul Herriott

The Metropolitan Opera New York presents Alban Berg's Wozzeck

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 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. 

Saturday February 1st - The Metropolitan Opera New York Presents Gershwin's Porgy and Bess

One of America's favourite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson's stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. David Robertson conducts a dynamic cast, featuring the sympathetic duo of Eric Owens and Angel Blue in the title roles and an all-star ensemble that includes Golda Schultz, Latonia Moore, Denyce Graves, Frederick Ballentine, Alfred Walker, and Donovan Singletar. (Eric Owens and Angel Blue in Porgy and Bess - Photo Paola Kudacki, Met Opera)

Music Played on the Show


Title: Wozzeck

Composer: Berg

Performer(s): Yannick Nezet-Seguin (Conductor), Elza Van Den Heever (Marie), Tamara Mumford (Margret), Christopher Ventris (The Drum-Major), Gerhard Siegel (The Captain), Andrew Staples (Andres), Peter Mattei (Wozzeck), Christian Van Horn (Doctor), Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus

Duration: 117:00


Title: Symphony No. 47 In G Major

Composer: Haydn, Franz Josef

Performer(s): The Hanover Band

Album: Symphony No 45 In F Sharp Minor ('Farewell') / Symphony No 46 In B Major / Symphony No 47 In G Major / Hyperion

Duration: 26:45


Title: Suite No.3 In C Major Bwv 1009

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Hopkinson Smith (Theorbo)

Album: Bach Suites Nos. 1, 2 & 3 BWV 1007, 1008 & 1009 / Naive / E 8937

Duration: 24:46


Title: Reflets Dans L'Eau

Composer: Debussy, Claude

Performer(s): Pascal Roge

Album: The Debussy Edition / ONYX / ONYX 4095

Duration: 5:38



Contact the Show

Presenter: Paul Herriott

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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