Opera On Sunday

Opera lays claim to Sunday evenings from 6 o’clock. The series includes our annual season from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York as well as new recordings from the world of opera.

6:00 pm on Sunday (01 Mar 2015)

Metropolitan Opera Season

Twenty-three operas from New York's Metropolitan Opera House

(9) OFFENBACH: The Tales of Hoffmann, an opera fantastique, with a prologue, three acts and an epilogue, based on three short stories by Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann. In the opera, Hoffmann tells his friends about his three past loves, Olympia, Antonia and Giulietta

Hoffmann.................... Vittorio Grigolo

Olympia....................... Erin Morley

Antonia & Stella.......... Hibla Gerzmava

Giulietta....................... Christine Rice

Lindor/Coppélius/

Miracle/Dapertutto...... Thomas Hampson

Andrès/Cochenille/

Frantz/Pitchinaccio...... Tony Stevenson

Crespel/Luther............. David Pittsinger Hermann/Schlémil David Crawford Nathanaël/Spalanzani Dennis Petersen

Nicklausse/The Muse... Kate Lindsey

Antonia's mother......... Olesya Petrova

La Harpe...................... Seth Malkin

Metropolitan Opera Chorus & Orch/Yves Abel (EBU)

6:00 pm on Sunday (08 Mar 2015)

Metropolitan Opera Season

Twenty-three operas from New York's Metropolitan Opera House

(10) VERDI: Macbeth, an opera in four acts

Verdi's life-long love of the works of Shakespeare has its first expression in this, his tenth opera. When writing to the librettist, Piave, he expressed how important the subject was, "... this tragedy is one of the greatest creations of man ... If we can't make something great out of it let us at least try to do something out of the ordinary"

Macbeth....................... Zeljko Lucic

Lady Macbeth............. Anna Netrebko

Banquo........................ René Pape

Macduff....................... Joseph Calleja

Malcolm....................... Noah Baetge

Servant......................... Christopher Job

Lady-in-waiting........... Claudia Waite

Herald.......................... Seth Malkin

Metropolitan Opera Chorus & Orch/Fabio Luisi (EBU)