Jonas Kaufmann Opera Night Image Name: Jonas Kaufmann Opera Night

Bernard Clarke introduces the recent  La Scala production of Wagner’s Lohengrin, starring Jonas Kaufmann in the title role as the mysterious knight who arrives by swan, and refuses to reveal his identity. And Annette Dasch is the woman who falls in love and marries him, even though she is never to ask him his name.

They are joined by René Papa as Heinrich der Vogler and The King’s Herald is sung by Zeljko Lucic. Daniel Barenboim conducts the La Scala Orchestra and Chorus.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 24 August, 7pm-10pm