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The Metropolitan Opera’s Complete 2016/2017 Season Schedule

The Metropolitan Opera

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Lincoln Center @ 65th Street and Columbus Avenue

Here is ZEALnyc‘s complete listing of all the operas the Metropolitan Opera will be presenting this season.  You may refer to this guide for specific performance dates, as well as creative and artistic personnel for each production.  Now go see ...

Don Giovanni at Met Opera

Metropolitan Opera

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10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

The Met revives its 2011 Michael Grandage production, now with  Simon Keenlyside, Idtar Abdrazakov, and Mariusz Kwiecien taking on the signature baritone role of the man that women hate…and love. Also starring, in ...

‘Rigoletto’ at Met Opera

Metropolitan Opera

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30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

In a daring and generally successful rethinking of Verdi’s tragedy, Michael Mayer has set the action in a Las Vegas casino in 1960.  The rat-pack Rigoletto set decoration and costuming is worth the price of admission.  Željko Lučić revives the ...

Review: 'Bandstand' Dances, But Doesn't Always Deliver

By Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, April 27, 2017 There are so many elements to be savored in the new Broadway production Bandstand. First and foremost is the wonderfully inventive choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, who also serves as the show’s director. It was great fun to watch ...

Review: 'Six Degrees of Separation' Sparks a Connection

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, April 26, 2017 Oh, that Allison Janney. She can do more with one little finger than most performers can manage with their entire bodies. And that voice. That deep, dry, hilarious, wonderful voice. She’s one of that rare ones who can ...

#MakeItMagnifique: Tea and Cheese at the French Cheese Board in ...

By Natasha Nesic, Contributing Writer, April 26, 2017 Sometimes joy comes sliced between poached pears and baguette. So it is at the French Cheese Board, a tender slice of SoHo at 41 Spring Street. Polyglot gourmand Charles Duque created this permanent pop-up to communicate the creamy wonder of ...

100 Days, Funding and a Shutdown - We've Seen It Before ...

By Mark McLaren with Helaine Feldman, Contributing Writer, April 26, 2017 There is, if you can believe it, even greater scrutiny on President Trump this week as he approaches his first 100 days in office, and as he and Congress haggle over funding a wall, Obamacare, and the ...

Jazz Notes: Jazz Icon Ella Fitzgerald Honored With NYC Mayoral ...

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, April 25 2017 Even though the legendary Ella Fitzgerald died in 1996 at her home in Beverley Hills, she was a bona fide New Yorker throughout her remarkable career. Her story as The First Lady of Song began at the Apollo Theater ...

Review: 'Anastasia'—A Little Girl's Dream Comes True

By Megan Wrappe, Contributing Writer, April 25, 2017 Walking into the Broadhurst Theatre I felt like a little girl at Christmas. I was finally going to see my favorite childhood movie come to life onstage. Anastasia, directed by Darko Tresnjak, boasting a book by Terrence McNally with ...

Review: 'The Antipodes' Tells Us Stories About Stories

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, April 25, 2017 There are stories. And there are stories about stories. There are stories that number stories, that outline stories, that list stories. Somehow, The Antipodes, the new play by Annie Baker, directed by Lila Neugebauer at the Signature Theater, is ...

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair Comes to Brooklyn In May

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, April 25, 2017 The third year of this up and coming fair brings a wide range of contemporary art from the African continent and its diaspora on May 5-7, 2017. You will see work from Senegal, Ghana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola, ...

Review: The New York Pops Bridges the Generation Gap

By Megan Wrappe, Contributing Writer, April 24, 2017 As the older generation always says “I don’t understand what those kids are listening to these days.” I grew up in a household where I thought my parents' music wasn’t only good, but probably better than the ...

Review: Dance Theatre of Harlem Continues Its Legacy

By Mercedes Vizcaino, Contributing Writer, April 24, 2017 Founded in 1969 and inspired by the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the Dance Theatre of Harlem was established as a beacon of hope for young people. Through training in classical art form, instilling discipline and focus, a challenged ...

Beethoven’s ‘Fidelio’ at Met Opera

The Metropolitan Opera

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30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Adrianne Pieczonka sings Leonore, leading a cast in the Met’s revival of Beethoven’s only opera. The handsome Klaus Florian Vogt sings Florestan. Also in the cast are Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, David Portillo, ...

Renée Fleming retires ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ in a new Robert Carsen Production at Met Opera

The Metropolitan Opera

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30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

This April, the Met is presenting Renée Fleming, who is 58, in a new production and in a role with which she is perhaps most associated, Marschallin in Richard Strauss’ grand comedy Der Rosenkavalier. The production is ...

Wagner ‘Der Fliegende Holländer’ at Met Opera

The Metropolitan Opera

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30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

There any number of reasons to take in this production at the Met (five nights only), not the least of which is one should take every opportunity to hear this beautiful score live. But the Met offers more incentive to take in this particular offering. First, it is conducted by Met Opera music ...

‘Cyrano de Bergerac’ at Met Opera

The Metropolitan Opera

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30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Franco Alfano’s rare opera returns to the met in Francesca Zambello’s 2005 production. And you have four performances to catch. Roberto Alagna sings the title role opposite Patricia Racette who sings Roxanne. ...

NYCO: Ópera en Español — ‘Los Elementos’

The second installment in City Opera’s Ópera en Español series explores the very beginnings of Spanish-language opera with the American premiere of Literes’s circa 1713 work Los Elementos. The distinctive melodic contours and lively rhythms of the Spanish Baroque animate Earth, ...

The Met: Live in HD: Der Rosenkavalier at BAM Rose Cinemas

BAM Rose Cinemas

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30 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217

The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict, in a staging that also stars ...

NYCO: Season Ends with the opera ‘Angels in America’

Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater

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Broadway at 60th Street, New York

New York City Opera closes its season with the New York Premiere of Péter Eötvös’s Angels in America, based on the play by Tony Kushner. This operatic adaptation of the groundbreaking, Pulitzer Prize-winning drama distills the two-night, seven-hour work into a single, powerful ...

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