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The Metropolitan Opera’s Complete 2016/2017 Season Schedule

The Metropolitan Opera

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

Don Giovanni at Met Opera

Metropolitan Opera

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 ...

Great Performances at the Met: Aida

Aida at MET Opera

Metropolitan Opera House

10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY

The MET’s grand production ‘is a dazzling backdrop for the star-crossed love story set amid the clash of ancient empires.’ The wonderful Liudmyla Monastyrska shares the title role with Latonia Moore and Krassimira Stoyanova. ...

Cole Porter's
The New Yorkers
A Sociological Musical Satire

Cast & Credits

Book by Herbert Fields
Based on a Story by E. Ray Goetz and Peter Arno
Choreography by Chris Bailey
Featuring The Encores! Orchestra
Music Director Rob Berman
Directed by John Rando

Starring Cyrille Aimée, Clyde Alves, Todd Buonopane, Arnie Burton, Kevin Chamberlin, Mylinda Hull, Robyn Hurder, Byron Jennings, Eddie Korbich, Tam Mutu, Jeffrey Schecter, Scarlett Strallen, Tyler Lansing Weaks, and Ruth Williamson

With Matt Bauman, Sam Bolen, Christine DiGiallonardo, Brian Flores, Tessa Grady, Matthew Griffin, Curtis Holland, Evan Kasprzak, Marina Lazzaretto, Kathryn McCreary, Timothy McDevitt, Kristyn Pope, Mariah Reshea Reives, Lindsay Roberts, Brendan Stimson, Joseph Wiggan, and Cody Williams

Review: The Ridiculous Fun of ‘The New Yorkers’ at Encores!

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, March 29, 2017 Every once in a while, it’s refreshing to just turn off your filter, forget everything you know about quality, and just let yourself bask in the fun. For me, this was especially true with The New Yorkers, the ...


Review: ‘Che Malambo’ Seduces With Fiery Percussive Beats

By Mercedes Vizcaino, Contributing Writer, March 29, 2017 The tango isn’t the only captivating dance to emerge from Argentina—behold, “Malambo,” a type of dance with origins dating back to the 17th century. Competitive duels, danced solely by men, that challenged skills of agility, strength and ...

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The Lowdown on LOOT 2017 at MAD

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, March 28, 2017 LOOT 2017 is a six day event at The Museum of Arts and Design showcasing a variety of one-of-a-kind artist jewelry. At this unique exhibition, the public can purchase items from over 50 artists working in a range of materials ...


Review: Hell Hath No Fury Like a Diva Scorned in ...

By Miles Harter, Contributing Writer, March 28, 2017 In revenge-themed plays and movies, the virtuous central character has been unjustly wronged, seeks retaliation against the evildoer, and righteousness prevails. Diva: Live From Hell provides ingenious twists on this classic theme of good versus evil. The central character, ...


Review: Paul Taylor Dance Company Ends Its Run On a ...

By Bethany Hopta, Contributing Writer, March 28, 2017 The concluding performance of the Paul Taylor Dance Company’s run at Lincoln Center delivered an energetic and joyful punch to its audience, and celebrated the artistry and choreography of Paul Taylor, one of America's groundbreaking modern dance choreographers. ...


Review: 'Picnic' and 'Come Back, Little Sheba' Bring Inge Back ...

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, March 27, 2017 Several years back, I went to a screening of Splendor in the Grass, William Inge’s 1961 film for which he won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. I remembered seeing the movie on TV when I was a ...

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Review: Hamburg Ballet Presents 'Old Friends' Using a Mix of ...

By Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, March 27, 2017 The internationally acclaimed Hamburg Ballet made their Joyce Theater debut this past week when they presented the New York premiere of Old Friends (An Evening of Ballets). I always enjoy attending performances at the Joyce where every seat has ...

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Review: 'Come From Away,’ A Celebration of Our Better Selves

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, March 27, 2017 It’s not often that a Broadway musical transcends mere entertainment and provides an essential salve for the wounds of the country. The year 2016 was without question divisive, wrenching, and damaging to the American psyche. The new Broadway musical ...


Ailey II Debuts With Both Old and New at the ...

By Bethany Hopta, Contributing Writer, March 27, 2017 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is nearing a six-decade milestone of presenting, and at the same time, revolutionizing modern dance as we know it today. Over the years the company has grown and in 1974 the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble ...

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Art Break: Women and Art and 'The Movement of Herstory' ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, March 27, 2017 This week’s Art Break has women artists in focus. From traditional textile techniques to unique expressions of political and emotional states, these masters of their mediums bring new perspectives to the world around them. ZEALnyc recommends our ...

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‘Rigoletto’ at Met Opera

Metropolitan Opera

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 ...


‘La Traviata’ at Met Opera

Metropolitan Opera

Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

German director Willy Decker’s controversial 2011 remount of this Verdi favorite is again revived with new talent.  Bulgarian soprano  Sonya Yoncheva shares the role of Violetta with Carmen Giannattasio. Michael ...


Beethoven’s ‘Fidelio’ at Met Opera

The Metropolitan Opera

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, ...


Tchaikovsky’s ‘Eugene Onegin’ at Met Opera

The Metropolitan Opera

30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Two of the world’s finest singers join forces for Tchaikovsky’s classic. Anna Netrebko sings Tatiana (she sings Manon Lescaut earlier in the season) with Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Onegin. Elena Maximova, Alexey Dolgov ...


NYCO: Respighi’s ‘La Campana Sommersa’

Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater

Broadway at 60th Street, New York

Not heard on a New York stage since 1929, Ottorino Respighi’s La Campana Sommersa inspired lavish and colorful orchestration from the famed composer of The Pines of Rome. This opulent staging is a co-production with Teatro Lirico di Cagliari.

March 31 at 7:30PM

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

The Metropolitan Opera

30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

The last time the Met revived Rusalka, it starred Renée Fleming in a role that played no small importance in her own career. In April, the Met offers Ms. Fleming, who is 57, a new production for the role with which she is perhaps most associated, Marschallin in ...

Eugene Onegin

The Met: Live in HD: Eugene Onegin at BAM Rose Cinemas

BAM Rose Cinemas

30 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217

Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production, starring Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as the lovestruck Tatiana and the aristocratic Onegin. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of ...


Wagner ‘Der Fliegende Holländer’ at Met Opera

The Metropolitan Opera

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

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, ...

Der Rosenkavalier

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

BAM Rose Cinemas

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

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 ...