Saturday September 25th - Rossini's The Barber of Seville
This evening Paul brings us to the Opera des Nations in Geneva for a performance of Rossini's The Barber of Seville. Bogdan Mihai sings Count Almavira, Bruno Taddio is Figaro, Lena Belkina sings Rosina, Bruno de Simone sings Doctor Bartolo, Marco Spotti is Don Basilio, Mary Feminear is Berta, Rodrigo Garcia is Fiorello, Peter Baekeun Cho is Ambrogio, Aleksandar Chaveev sings the Officer and the Grand Theatre Chorus and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande is conducted by Jonathan Nott.
Saturday October 2nd
Paul Herriott presents Guglielmo Ratcliff by Pietro Mascagni in an RTÉ lyric fm CD recording of the opera from the National Opera House, at Wexford Festival Opera. Tenor Angelo Villari sings the title role, Mariangela Sicilia sings Maria, David Stout sings Count Douglas, Annunziata Vestri sings Margherita, Gianluca Buratto sings MacGregor and Alexandros Tsilogiannis is Lesley, Quentin Hayes is Tom and Sarah Richmond is Willie and Franceso Cilluffo conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of Wexford Festival Opera. (Angelo Villari - photo Clive Barda)
Saturday October 9th
In tonight's programme we have an all-Mozart Opera Gala with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra starring soprano Celine Byrne and baritone John Molloy. David Brophy conducts the orchestra in favourites from The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute and more.