Boito's "Mefistofele" & Benjamin's "Into The Little Hill"

Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 9:00pm to Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 1:00am

The roles most likely associated with the bass voice are gods, kings, and especially demons. For this week's Saturday Night At The Opera, do not miss a special Halloween presentation of Arrigo Boito's Mefistofele. In the most colorful operatic adaptation of the Faust legend, Boito turns the devil himself into the tale's focus. Mefistofele requires a bass with true star power, as charismatic as he is threatening. Saturday's recording features Norman Treigle of New York City Opera fame in his signature role, with Placido Domingo and Montserrat Caballé as the doomed lovers. Immediately following Mefistofele, tune in to hear George Benjamin's Into the Little Hill, a terrifying chamber opera on the Pied Piper. Stepan Atamian hosts.