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OPERA NIGHT Bernard Clarke presents Puccini's much loved La Bohème starring Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazon. Bertrand de Billy conducts the Choir and Symphony Orchestra of Bayerischen Rundfunk.
AEDÍN GORMLEY’S SUNDAY MATINÉE Aedín's featured artist today is American soprano Dawn Upshaw who has performed on more than fifty recordings, including the million-selling Symphony No. 3 by Henryk Gorecki. Live concert highlights come from Madrid and the RTVE Symphony Orchestra conducted by Carlos Kalmar performing Brahms Symphony No. 1 in C, Op. 68 and Rendering, a 1989/1990 composition by the Italian composer Luciano Berio. Cast in three movements for full orchestra, it takes as its structure the fragmentary score of Schubert's uncompleted D major symphony.
A WORLD OF SONG In A World of Song, Liz Nolan celebrates the wealth of Western vocal music with a focus tonight on Philippe Jaroussky. The great French countertenor returns to the Liceu after his debut in 2011-12 season, accompanied by the Venice Baroque Orchestra conducted by Andrea Marcon. In this unique concert Philippe Jaroussky sings virtuoso arias by composers from the mid-eighteenth century such as Nicolo Porpora, Leonardo Leo and Giuseppe Sarti, following the path of the most celebrated Italian castrato singers of that time. Philippe Jaroussky has a wonderful voice and great ease with coloratura, and has become one of the most fashionable countertenors at the moment.
NIALL CARROLL’S CLASSICAL DAYTIME Join Niall Carroll for some great classical music as he takes you from brunch to late lunch on Classical Daytime, with a Coffee Concert featuring the concert aria, Exultate Jubilate by Mozart from Copenhagen at 11 am.
THE JOHN KELLY ENSEMBLE When Scriabin composed ‘Prometheus: the Poem of Fire’ he intended it for a keyboard that played colours rather than musical notes. Hear this extraordinary work from a composer who truly believed his music would bring about the apocalypse.