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Bel-Canto Superstars Radvanovsky and DiDonato Open Met Opera Season in ‘Norma’

The Metropolitan Opera House

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30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Two seasons following her historic triumph in Donizetti’s Three Queen trilogy, (Anna Bolena,

La Bohème at Met Opera

Metropolitan Opera

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30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

The Metropolitan Opera has introduced a number of new productions during General Manager Peter Gelb‘s eleven-year tenure, but one production that endures is Franco Zeffirelli‘s 1982 production of this classic.  This ...

Turandot at Met Opera

Metropolitan Opera

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30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

A number of Franco Zeffirelli‘s productions have been retired from the Met under Peter Gelb, but his opulent (if sometimes confusing) Turandot survives.  This season, two exciting sopranos take on the icy title role: ...

Celebrate The Holiday With The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

ZEALnyc, November 22, 2017 On Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 9 a.m. the 91st Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will begin its familiar route through the streets of New York. More than 8,000 people will participate in the parade, including clowns, balloon handlers and marching bands, while 3.5 million people line ...

Review: 'Home For The Holidays' Provides a Seasonal Lift

By Megan Wrappe, Contributing Writer, November 22, 2017 It's the time of year when holiday-themed shows are popping up all over town, and with the Christmas Spectacular already underway at Radio City Music Hall, the newest addition to the traditional Christmas show lineup, Home For the Holidays, ...

Review: The Barrow Group's 'Muswell Hill' Scales the Heights

By Justin Sharon, Contributing Writer, November 21, 2017 In this, the week we give thanks for New World bounties and pioneering pilgrims who fled the mother country, it's as if the English never left. Last week a Downton Abbey exhibition opened on 57th Street and last night, 21 ...

Tanglewood Prepares For A Centennial Summer Celebrating Lenny

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, November 21, 2017 New York City is enjoying a season bursting with Leonard Bernstein, as befitting his hundredth birthday, with everything from rare performances of art songs to various interpretations of the great “Kaddish” Symphony. But Bernstein had a significant presence at ...

Review: Arlo Guthrie Acknowledges The Past And Looks Toward The ...

By Doug Hall, Contributing Writer, November 21, 2017 There was a very warm welcome awaiting Arlo Guthrie and his family when they took the stage at the Cabot Theater in Beverly, MA last Friday evening. While the atmosphere of the small, intimate setting of the recently renovated 1920...

Review: A Magical ‘Brigadoon’ at Encores! City Center

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, November 20, 2017 Whatever happened to Brigadoon? Not the place, the musical. Yeah, the place supposedly comes back every 100 years, but it was beginning to look like a century might pass before we saw the musical again in a full-scale professional production. ...

Review: Female-Centric Programming Takes Center Stage with the New York ...

By Megan Wrappe, Contributing Writer, November 20, 2017 Women have always been huge contributors to the arts, from celebrated costume designers, to award-winning writers, directors and producers. This past Friday the New York Pops chose to honor the musical side of the equation with its concert Women ...

Art Break: Another Side of Louise Bourgeois on Display at ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, November 20, 2017 Although Louise Bourgeois is known as a sculptor, she was also an accomplished artist in the areas of drawing, painting and printing. Less known are her works in textiles, often done in collaboration with other artists. Now on ...

Review: Benjamin Grosvenor Dazzles In Recital at 92nd Street Y

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, November 17, 2017 Hailed as a child prodigy who has gone on to a promising solo career, British concert pianist Benjamin Grosvenor dazzled New York audiences on Wednesday at the 92nd Street Y with an ambitious program both rangy and highly rewarding. ...

Review: The Mariinsky Orchestra With Its Massive Sound Is A ...

By Christopher Johnson, Contributing Writer, November 17, 2017 At least three things emerge from the Mariinsky Orchestra’s back-to-back concerts at Carnegie Hall this week. First, the Mariinsky is a world treasure. Second, Sergei Prokofiev is arguably the finest writer of music for orchestra since Hector Berlioz. ...

Madama Butterfly at Met Opera

Metropolitan Opera

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30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Sopranos Hui He (Fall 2017) and Ermonela Jaho (Spring 2018) share the signature role of Cio-Cio-San in the Met’s revival of Anthony Minghella‘s 2006 production of this Puccini favorite.  The production, one of the first new ...

Massenet’s ‘Thaïs’ at Met Opera

The Metropolitan Opera

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30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

French composer Jules Massenet enjoys a good season at the Met with two productions. Thaïs is the first and stars Ailyn Pérez with Gerald Finely (Guillaume Tell) in this story of seduction, sensuality and ...

James Levine Conducts Verdi Requiem at Met Opera

Metropolitan Opera

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30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

In a wonderful opportunity to hear this spectacular piece performed by a world-class orchestra, chorus and soloists, Met Opera Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts Verdi’s Requiem with Krassimira Stoyanova, Ekaterina ...

A Family-Friendly ‘Magic Flute’ for the Holidays at Met Opera

Metropolitan Opera

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30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

The Met brings Julie Taymor’s  fanciful production of The Magic Flute back for the holidays in an abridged, family-friendly adaption of Mozart’s timeless classic sung in an English translation. The exciting cast includes  Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, ...

Richard Eyre’s new Le Nozze di Figaro at Met Opera

Metropolitan Opera

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30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Richard Eyre’s 2014 production updates the action of the Mozart favorite to 1930’s Seville, at at it’s 2014 premier (it opened the 2014/2015 Met season), the New York ...

The Merry Widow with Susan Graham at Met Opera

Metropolitan Opera

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Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Enjoy the holidays with opera superstar Susan Graham in this Merry Widow by Broadway director Susan Stroman.  The production, conducted by Ward Stare  also stars Paul Groves, David ...

Hansel and Gretel for the Holidays at Met Opera

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Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 100232

Richard Jones‘s entertaining, colorful and humorous staging of this fairy-tale opera is conducted by Donald Runnicles and the perfect destination for opera loving families.  Lisette Oropesa sings Gretel and Tara Erraught ...

Tosca at Met Opera

Metropolitan Opera

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30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

The Met has replaced Luc Bondy‘s controverial 2009 Tosca with a new production by Sir David McVicar. Bondy’s production, which replaced Zeffirelli’s 1985 version, was honest, direct and beautiful. ...

Pagliacci and Cavalleria Rusticana at Met Opera

Metropolitan Opera

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30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

David McVicar has had a strong run at Peter Gelb‘s Metropolitan Opera, and he recently debuted an updated Pagliacci and Cavalleria Rusticana that received favorable reviews.  The Met revives the double ...

‘L’Elisir d’Amore’ at Met Opera

Metropolitan Opera

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30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Young South African soprano sensation Pretty Yende and tenor Matthew Polenzani join forces in Barlett Sher’s production of this Donizetti comedy.  Domingo Hindoyan conducts a cast that also includes ...

L’Elisir d’Amore at Met Opera

Metropolitan Opera

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30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Soprano Pretty Yend has had several exciting seasons at The Met. In an interview with ZEALnyc,  General Manager Peter Gelb identified Yend as a singer to watch. And last ...

IL Trovatore at Met Opera

Metropolitan Opera

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30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Soprano Maria Agresta sings Leonora in this season’s production of Verdi’s masterpiece.  Tenor Younghoon Lee joins and mezzo soprano Anita Rachvelishvili sings the gypsy. Also singing are Quinn Kelsey, ...

Cruzar La Cara Da La Luna at New York City Opera

Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center

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3 Columbus Circle, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10019

NYCO offers the New York premiere of this work by Jose ‘Pepe’ Martinez. The world’s first mariachi opera, Cruzar tells the story of an immigrant family divided by the U.S./Mexican ...

Parsifal Returns to Met Opera

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30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Wagner’s final opera returns in François Girard’s production conducted by Music Director Designate Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Tenor Klaus Florian Vogt returns to the Met following last season’s appearance in Fidelio. ...

Semiramide Returns to Met Opera

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30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

After nearly 25 years, this Rossini drama returns to the Met with breakout mezzo-soprano Angela Meade. Maurizio Benini conducts a cast that also includes Elizabeth DeShong, Javier Camarena, Ildar ...

‘Elektra’ Returns to Met Opera with Goerke

Metropolitan Opera

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30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Patrice Chéreau’s new Elektra returns to the Metropolitan Opera. In a production that ZEALnyc called both “crip” and “riveting,” the ...

A Coney Island ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’ Debuts at the Met

The Metropolitan Opera House

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30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

In a co-production with English National Opera, Phelim McDermott places Mozart’s classic battle of the sexes in circus atmosphere inspired by New York City’s Coney Island. Broadway legend and Tony Award-winner Kelli O’Hara makes a Metropolitan ...

Il Pigmalione & Pigmalion in Double Bill at New York City Opera

Harlem Stage

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150 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031

NYCO continues a season of New York premieres with this interesting examination of the myth of Pygmalion. Donizetti’s first opera and Rameau’s masterwork visits the tale of the artist who begs Venus to animate his sculpture of the ideal ...

Lucia di Lammermoor at Met Opera

Metropolitan Opera

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10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York,  NY 10023

Donizetti’s coloratura masterpiece returns to the Met with three coloraturs sharing the title role: Olga Peretyatko-Mariotti, Jessica Pratt, and Pretty Yende.  Vittorio Grigolo sings Edgardo opposite ...

Luisa Miller with Domingo and Levine at Met Opera

Metropolitan Opera

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10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York,  NY 10023

Two of opera’s most important figures join forces again for the first revival of Elijah Moshinsky’s production in ten years. Met Opera Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts Verdi’s rarely performed opera with the legendary ...

L’Amore Dei Tre Re at New York City Opera

Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center

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3 Columbus Circle, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10019

Italo Montemezzi’s 1913 work comes to NYC for the first time in more than a decade. This melodrama is set in the Middle Ages with a score that is influenced by Wagner and ...

Joyce DiDonato Returns to Cinderella at Met Opera, Now In A Work by Massenet

The Metropolitan Opera House

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30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Bel-canto soprano superstar Joyce DiDonato has thrilled Met audiences recently, including Maria Stuarda and La Cenerentola. She returns this season in another Cinderella story, this time ...

Gounod’s ‘Roméo et Juliette’ in a new Bartlett Sher Production at Met Opera

The Metropolitan Opera

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30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

“…handsome and energetic” staging, with “…rich costuming by Catherine Zuber and a stark, atmospheric set…” is how Opera Today describes the new ...

Brokeback Mountain at New York City Opera

Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center

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3 Columbus Circle, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10019

Charles Wuorinen’s third opera is given its U.S. premiere with this production, a work that explores the conflict between love and identity.  Based on the short story originally published in The New Yorker and the film by director Ang Lee, its original ...