MOVIES AND MUSICALS WITH AEDÍN GORMLEY

It's a musical of pure escapism! Ahead of a new production of Cole Porter's Anything Goes sailing into Dublin's Bord Gais Energy theatre, Aedín goes backstage to talk to two stars of the show: Simon Callow and Bonnie Langford. Wonderfully dramatic themes from the World War II films Where Eagles Dare and The Great Escape, and we mark the 40th Birthday of American actress Kirsten Dunst with music from The Power of the Dog, Little Women and Marie Antoinette.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 30th April, 1pm-4pm


OPERA NIGHT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT

The Metropolitan Opera, New York presents Puccini's Madama Butterfly

Soprano Eleonora Buratto takes on the touchstone title role of the tragic geisha, following earlier Met successes as Norina in Don Pasquale and Liù in Turandot. Tenor Brian Jagde is the callous American naval officer who betrays her, alongside mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong as her devoted maid Suzuki and baritone David Bizic as the consul Sharpless. Alexander Soddy conducts Anthony Minghella's evocative, ever-popular staging.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 30th April, 7pm-10pm


AEDÍN GORMLEY'S SUNDAY MATINÉE

We are celebrating RTÉ lyric fm's birthday today on Sunday Matinee. The RTÉ lyric fm label is a quality record of how much incredible music is being made in this country. This afternoon we are going to enjoy a triple play from one of those releases 'Masters of the Irish Harp' a musical snapshot of the vitality of Irish harp playing today. In our concert we'll hear highlights from our 20th Anniversary Gala Concert.

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 1st May, 1pm-4pm


RTÉ LYRIC LIVE: NEW MUSIC DUBLIN

Paul Herriott is joined by festival director John Harris as they bring us this evening’s concert from New Music Dublin featuring the RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Garrett Sholdice: Prelude No. 12 [World Premiere]
Stephen Gardner: Deliverance [World Premiere]
Ailís Ní Ríain: Flower Scar Road[World Premiere]
Andrew Synnott: Waiting for Elvira [Live Premiere]

RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Gavin Maloney (conductor)
Michael McHale (piano)

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 1st May, 7.30pm-9pm


NIALL CARROLL’S CLASSICAL DAYTIME

Niall Carroll plays music from the heart of the classical repertoire. At midday each day Niall chooses his Five of a Kind. This week Niall chooses five works by Fanny Mendelssohn.

RTÉ lyric fm, Monday 2nd May, 10am-1pm


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

The Zefiro Ensemble plays Vivaldi, Veracini and Lotti in a concert from the 2021 International Baroque Music Days, Melk in Austria. Liz Nolan presents a showcase of unabridged musical masterworks, featuring live recordings of Irish and international performers, plus selections from the latest CD releases.

RTÉ lyric fm, Tuesday 3rd May, 1pm-4pm


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

Angela Hewitt plays works by Bach, Mozart and Chopin in a concert from the 2021 Chopin and his Europe International Music Festival. Liz Nolan presents a showcase of unabridged musical masterworks, featuring live recordings of Irish and international performers, plus selections from the latest CD releases.

RTÉ lyric fm, Wednesday 4th May, 1pm-4pm

Photo: Keith Saunders

LORCAN MURRAY’S CLASSIC DRIVE

Broadcasting live daily Monday to Friday evenings from our Limerick studios, Lorcan Murray presents RTÉ lyric fm's flagship show, Classic Drive. Lorcan brings you the perfect musical soundtrack, wherever you are, sharing a feast of music with both the curious and the knowledgeable and featuring listeners own choices.Included in this musical feast are the latest news and sports updates and tips for what's on where you are. There, for one and all, Lorcan's with you all the way.

RTÉ lyric fm, Thursday 5th May, 4pm-7pm


RTÉ LYRIC LIVE: NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Paul Herriott hosts this concert live from the National Concert Hall where Oana Carneiro conducts the National Symphony Orchestra in a programme including Mahler and Stravinsky

Esa-Pekka Salonen: Helix
Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with Tara Erraught, mezzo-soprano
Stravinsky: Petrushka (1947 version)

National Symphony Orchestra
Tara Erraught (mezzo-soprano)
Oana Carneiro (conductor)

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 6th May, 7pm-10pm