Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Saturday, 7 - 10pm

Opera Night Saturday 18 January 2020

Opera Night with Paul Herriott

The Metropolitan Opera, New York presents Verdi's La Traviata

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 February 29th - The Metropolitan Opera New York presents Handel's Agrippina 

Handel's tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome receives its first Met performances, with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. Sir David McVicar’s production  reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to "the present," where it should loudly resonate. The all-star cast features mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Agrippina’s son and future emperor Nerone, soprano Brenda Rae as the seductive Poppea, countertenor Lestyn Davies as the ambitious officer Ottone, and bass Matthew Rose as the weary emperor Claudius. 

Saturday March 7th - The Metropolitan Opera New York presents Mozart's Cosi fan tutte

Coney Island once again comes to the stage of the Met with the first revival of Phelim McDermott's popular staging inspired by the side shows of the boardwalk. Soprano Nicole Car, mezzo-soprano Serena Malfi, tenor Ben Bliss, and bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni, are joined by the glorious bass-baritone Gerald Finley as the cynical Don Alfonso and the charming soprano Heidi Stober as the mischievous maid Despina. Harry Bicket conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus. 

Music Played on the Show


Title: La Traviata

Composer: Verdi

Performer(s): Karel Mark Chichon (Conductor), Aleksandra Kurzak (Violetta Valery), Dmytro Popov (Alfredo Germont), Quinn Kelsey (Giorgio Germont), Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus

Duration: 200:00


Title: Traditionnel Vénézuélien ( Gigue From Suite #2 In D Minor Js.Bach)

Composer: Bach arr Galliano

Performer(s): Alexis Cardenas (Violin ), Philippe Aerts (Double Bass), Rafael Mejias (Percussion ), Hamilton De Holanda (Bandolin)

Album: Live in Marciac 2006 / Victor / 399 143 - 2

Duration: 6:01



Contact the Show

Presenter: Paul Herriott

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn


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