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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. McVicar’s new production features two rockstar sopranos in Sonya Yoncheva ...

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 Opera debut in a cast that also ...

Lucia di Lammermoor at Met Opera

Metropolitan Opera

http://www.metopera.org

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 Peretyatko-Mariotti and Pratt, and Michael Fabiano sings Edgardo opposite Yende.  Massimo ...

Grand Rapids Symphony Brings More Than Great Music to Carnegie

By Mark McLaren, Editor in Chief, April 17, 2018 The Grand Rapids Symphony arrives in New York this week for its first Carnegie Hall appearance in thirteen years with 85 players, a 135-member chorus, the world-renowned pianist Nelson Freire and its dynamic conductor Marcelo Lehninger. But according to ...

Review: Martha Graham Dance Company Continues Its Legacy and Ensures ...

By Bethany Hopta, Contributing Writer, April 17, 2018 The Martha Graham Dance Company, the oldest dance company in America, continued its 92nd season with performances of their Scared/Profane program at New York City Center this past weekend. On Saturday evening Janet Eilber, the artistic director of ...

Review: Basil Twist's Aquatic 'Symphonie Fantastique' Is Visually and Sonically ...

By Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, April 17, 2018 Twenty years ago, third-generation puppeteer, Basil Twist, decided to create a totally abstract work based on the music of Symphonie Fantastique by Hector Berlioz. This year, HERE, the Off-Broadway theater, has revived the work as part of their 25th ...

Review: The Drama of Mozart's Music (and Life) Fills Geffen ...

By Joanne Sydney Lessner, Contributing Writer, April 16, 2018 The New York Philharmonic’s April 14 screening of Milos Forman’s Oscar-winning movie Amadeus, with the musical score performed live, was bittersweet; Forman died the day before, at eighty-six. Conductor Richard Kaufman dedicated the presentation to Forman, and ...

Jazz Notes: On April 20, Jazz Foundation of America Returns to ...

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, April 16, 2018 Every year, New York’s nonprofit the Jazz Foundation of America—whose motto is “Saving jazz and blues…one musician at a time”—helps to be a key factor for helping musicians who have faced natural disasters and ...

Review: An Expurgated ‘Carousel’ Nonetheless Thrills

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, April 16, 2018 Each year, when I cover Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel in my musical-theater history course at the Boston Conservatory, we have a lengthy discussion about what I call “The Elephant in the Room.” Carousel barker Billy Bigelow hits his ...

Art Break: Freud at the Center for Book Arts, Mixed ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, April 16, 2018 Humans and their place within the community, landscape, and the planet in general, is a topic of fascination to artists throughout the centuries. Art Break is looking at several shows opening this week that examine and discuss how ...

From Rio With Love — Grand Rapids Symphony Returns To Carnegie ...

By Joanne Sydney Lessner, Contributing Writer, April 12, 2018 The Grand Rapids Symphony takes the stage at Carnegie Hall on Friday, April 20 for the second time in the orchestra’s 88-year history. Having celebrated its 75th anniversary there in 2005, the orchestra returns with the 140-member Grand Rapids ...

Ecstatic Music Festival Features Diverse Programming and Collaborative Performances

By Leonard Bopp, Contributing Writer, April 12, 2018 Kaufman Music Center’s Ecstatic Music Festival, now in its eighth year, presents collaborative performances from a broad, diverse range of musical groups. As Kaufman Music Center Executive Director Lydia Kontos notes, “since Kaufman Music Center launched the pioneering ...

Review: 'Children of a Lesser God' Continues To Provoke Discussion ...

By Diana Mott, Contributing Writer, April 12, 2018 The much anticipated revival of Children of a Lesser God is a testament to the timelessness of a story about the human struggle to connect and to communicate. Mark Medoff’s Tony, Drama Desk and Olivier Award-winning play made ...

Luisa Miller with Domingo and Levine at Met Opera

Metropolitan Opera

http://www.metopera.org

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 Plácido Domingo singing Miller.  The beautiful ...

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

The Metropolitan Opera House

www.metopera.org

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 in the Metropolitan Opera debut production of Jules Massenet’s frothy and sumptuous Cendrillon. A ...

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 Bartlett Sher production of Charles Gounod’s lush Roméo et Juliette, that returns to the Met in April. ...

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 author Annie Proulx provides the ...

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