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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,

Les Contes d’Hoffmann at Met Opera

Metropolitan Opera House

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10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY

Bartlett Sher’s successful and colorful 2009 production of Offenbach’s classic is revived with Vittorio Grigolo and Yosep Kang sharing the title role in a cast that includes Oksona Volkova, Tara ...

Die Zauberflöte at Met Opera

Metropolitan Opera

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30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts a full-length version of  Julie Taymor’s  fanciful production of The Magic Flute. Kathryn Lewek sings Queen of the Night in a cast that also includes Golda ...

Review: American Classical Orchestra Excels in a Revelatory Concert at ...

By Christopher Johnson, Contributing Writer, September 18, 2017 Let’s cut right to the chase: the American Classical Orchestra is one terrific outfit, and their concert this past Saturday evening at Alice Tully Hall was a mind-blower. This is a “period-instrument ensemble,” using “era-specific performance techniques” proper ...

Art Break: Water-Inspired Works by Maya Lin at Pace Gallery

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, September 18, 2017 This week Art Break is highlighting Maya Lin, a unique voice in contemporary art. Among her many strengths as an artist is the ability to use unusual materials, such as water, to invoke a mood or state of ...

The Arts Converge at the 12th Annual NY Art Book ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, September 15, 2017 The NY Art Book Fair is a great way to kick off the fall season of art fairs in New York City. Now in its twelfth year with over 370 vendors from 28 countries, this free event showcases the intimate ...

Carnegie Hall Prepares for a Powerful Season of Exciting Programming

By Christopher Johnson, September 14, 2017 Carnegie Hall opens its 2017-2018 season on October 4, with the annual gala in the main hall, this time featuring the Philadelphia Orchestra and a whole slew of bold-face names, including Yanick Nézet-Séguin, Chick Corea, and Lang Lang. Like much ...

ZEALnyc FALL PREVIEW: Arts and Culture in Canada

By Caitlin Leonard, Contributing Writer, September 13, 2017 This fall, Canada’s arts scene is going strong with international ballets, film festivals, and tons of outdoor performances and activities. Venture up North to catch the biggest names in music, art, and the movies, and enjoy the fall ...

Celebrate All Things Italian at San Gennaro

ZEALnyc, September 12, 2017 For the 91st time the Feast of San Gennaro, a faith-based celebration honoring the Patron Saint of Naples, Italy, takes place in the neighborhood of Manhattan affectionately known as "Little Italy" (Mulberry Street between Canal and Houston Streets; the festival stage is located ...

ZEALnyc FALL PREVIEW: Classical Music

ZEALnyc, September 12, 2017 The fall season typically signals a time of new beginnings, as well as the commencement of performances that we've been anticipating since they were first announced months ago, and this year is no exception. This season heralds the initial centennial celebrations for legendary ...

Art Break: All You Need is Love (And Some Great ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, September 11, 2017 This week, Art Break is thinking about what artists do to show love, so our choices feature artists who are passionate about creating and connecting with others. Robert Rauschenberg’s friendships, Leon Polk Smith’s joyous colorful forms, ...

Review: NYCO Brings the Old West to Life in Puccini's ...

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, September 8, 2017 New York City Opera has not only successfully risen from the ashes, but is doing so through stimulating programming that fills a needed niche. They have opened this season with Puccini's overlooked, but heavenly, La fanciulla del West, and ...

Jazz Notes: Drummer Matt Wilson Channels Poet Laureate Carl Sandburg ...

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, September 8, 2017 The kinship between jazz and poetry has been a mainstay of the fine arts world, dating back to the 1920s and most prominently spawned during the Harlem Renaissance, the Beat movement and the hip-hop generation. Most often, the ...

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 ...

Crossing at BAM

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

https://www.bam.org

30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217

This fascinating work comes to Brooklyn Academy of Music from Cambridge’s American Repertory Theater and its artistic director Diane Paulus. Composer Matthew Aucoin uses the diaries of Walt Whitman to explore relationships. The story centers on the fraught relationship between Whitman and ...

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: ...

‘Dolores Claiborne’ at New York City Opera

59E59

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59 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022

In a New York premiere, NYCO produces Tobias Picker’s work based on Stephen King’s psychodrama. Opera News called Dolores Claiborne “…a significant new work…” and a triumph. Pacien Mazzagatti conducts the production that is directed by Michael ...

Adès ‘The Exterminating Angel’ Makes US Premiere at Met Opera

The Metropolitan Opera House

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30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Inspired by the Luis Buñuel film, Thomas Adès (The Tempest) brings his latest opera, which the New York Times calls “inventive and audacious,’ to the Metropolitan Opera. The topic is a surreal dinner party from which guests can’t escape. The composer ...

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

Metropolitan 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

Metropolitan 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

The Metropolitan 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

https://www.harlemstage.org

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 ...