Our second look at this season of Live-Screened Events at the Eye Cinema, Galway.
The Western Skyline takes in opera, ballet, theatre, and art exhibitions.
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Music on the show includes Wagner, Verdi, Gounod, Poulenc, Stravinsky, Thomas Arne, and Prokofiev. And some wonderful singing!
This Western Skyline takes a look at all the offerings ‘Live in the Cinema’: Operas, Ballets, Theatre, Art exhibitions – with music from some of 2018-2019 season’s best-loved works.
Also ‘Remorse’, a poem by Siegfried Sassoon, – to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice – followed by Leontyne Price singing the Miserere from Il Trovatore.
And we remember the wonderful soprano Monserrat Caballe, who died in October.
Here is a link to last Saturday’s The Western Skyline on Kinvara FM 92.4fm.
It was only as it went out that I realised that the Withnail & I clip was a bit low – so here is a link to the film clip on YouTube.
SO, a Western Skyline Special – this time focused on Live Events being shown at the Eye Cinema, Galway over the next six months. Today’s show highlights music and arias from operas by Bellini, Mozart, Puccini, & Donizetti.
There’s news of an animated film ‘Loving Vincent’ – dedicated to the life and work of Van Gogh, and – also at the Eye Cinema – an encore performance by Benedict Cumberbatch as Hamlet on 5th October. Instead of the poem this week, listen to Richard E Grant’s rendition of ‘What a piece of work is a man’ (Hamlet), in the closing scene of ‘Withnail & I’. (Filmed in a downpour at the Zoo).
We have details of a new dance/cello collaboration between Jean Butler & Neil Martin. Finally, there’s an instrumental version of a well -loved modern song – from Galway-based ConTempo Quartet.
If you’d like to hear another classical Western Skyline – let me know. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org and put The Western Skyline in the subject line. As always – Thanks for listening!