Tales from the Opera

Tales from the Opera

Sunday, 7 - 8pm

Tales from the Opera Sunday 19 May 2013

Tales from the Opera - Tristan and Isolde

"Imagination creates reality" - Richard Wagner

This week, we celebrate the bi-centenary of the composer who, like a god, re-created opera according to his vision. Tristan und Isolde, Wagner's epic of boundless yearning, features in a superb recording under Karl Böhm.

(Recording: Deutsche Grammophon 449 772-2. Wolfgang Windgassen, Birgit Nilsson, Martti Talvela. Chor & Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele/ Karl Böhm)

Sunday December 29th
“Why waltz with a guy for ten rounds if you can knock him out in one?" If Rocky Marciano had heard Die Fledermaus, he might have danced a little longer. This week's Tales from the Opera visits Vienna for Johann Strauss II's sparkling operetta. 
(Recording Details: Philips Classics/464 031-2 with Edita Gruberova, Kiri Te Kanawa, Richard Leech, Wolfgang Brendel, Brigitte Fassbaender (pictured), Wiener Staatsopernchor/ Wiener Philharmoniker/ André Previn)

Sunday January 5th (New Series)
It is the music we all share, from simple airs to the grandeur of opera, sacred chant to the sturdy chorus. Song is the art that touches every aspect of our lives. In A World of Song, Liz Nolan celebrates the wealth of Western vocal music.

Music Played on the Show


Title: Olc An Bheatha Seo

Performer(s): Cassidy, Patrick

Duration: 3:05



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Presenter: Liz Nolan

Producer: Eoin Brady

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn

Liz Nolan


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