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La Bohème at Met Opera

Metropolitan Opera

www.metopera.org

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 season’s production hosts a number of exciting singers ...

Turandot at Met Opera

Metropolitan Opera

www.metopera.org

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: Oksana Dyka, Lise and Martina Serafin.  Tenor Marcelo Álvarez sings ...

Madama Butterfly at Met Opera

Metropolitan Opera

www.metopera.org

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 productions under Peter Gelb and controversial at its ...

Jazz Notes Intel: Eclectic French Violinist Scott Tixier Soars; Pianist ...

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, February 22, 2018  (No. 1) In a Saturday early-afternoon conversation, Scott Tixier stresses that he’s beyond busy. “I get distracted easily,” said the rising-star France-born, Brooklyn-based jazz violinist and composer when asked if he were ramping up for a new recording ...

Review: 'At Home At The Zoo' — Albee At His Best

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, February 22, 2018 In Edward Albee’s world, people quarrel, threaten, argue, fight, and struggle against each other. They bite, tussle, demean, condemn. His world is a bleak place, and yet it’s so much fun to be there, at least from ...

Review: Anna Caterina Antonacci Captivates and Conquers in a Rare ...

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, February 21, 2018 New York City Opera brings the celebrated Anna Caterina Antonacci to Carnegie Hall for a rare, intimate recital and audiences should run, not walk. It is a privilege to experience vocalism of this caliber, and this former mezzo turned ...

The 30th Anniversary Edition of The Art Show Can Change ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, February 21, 2018 The Art Show is one of those events that can change how you look at art. This show, now in its thirtieth year, is composed of ADAA (Art Dealers Association of America) members, all with extensive experience in ...

Review: The Met Revives the Rare 'Semiramide' With a Golden ...

By Mark McLaren, Editor in Chief, February 19, 2018 Offering palace intrigue and plot twists that would make a Trump White House blanch, the Metropolitan Opera tonight revived its beautiful production of Rossini's Semiramide, swathed in blue and gold and filling the house with impressive vocal pyrotechnics. ...

NYC This Week: 2.19.2018

By Mark McLaren, Editor in Chief, February 19, 2018 This President's Day, take some time to plan a great week of New York City culture. We have some great ideas. Tony Kushner's monumental Angels in America took Broadway by storm in 1993, with its unvarnished examination of AIDS ...

Art Break: LaToya Ruby Frazier Champions the Oppressed Through Photography ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, February 19, 2018 Art Break knows that art and the act of creating it is a powerful thing. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the pieces of LaToya Ruby Frazier, now at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in upper Manhattan. Her ...

Review: Drama Reigns at the New York Philharmonic, and Not ...

By Christopher Johnson, Contributing Writer, February 16, 2018 Those weren’t boos you heard at Thursday night’s Philharmonic concert at Geffen Hall—they were howls of rage and contempt, and cries of “What an idiot!,” and a shouting-match that might have led to fisticuffs if a ...

Review: The York Theatre's Oy-Vey-Worthy 'Bar Mitzvah Boy'

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, February 15, 2018 First, let’s all acknowledge a deep debt of gratitude to the venerable York Theatre and their commitment both to fostering new musicals, and to unearthing old ones, polishing them off, and giving them a chance to shine in ...

Review: 'Hey, Look Me Over' Surprises at Encores!

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, February 13, 2018 As any musical-theater devotee can tell you, Encores! is the annual series of performances at New York City Center of historical musicals that have somehow fallen through the cracks. Every year, Encores! chooses three musicals to resurrect, and each ...

Tosca at Met Opera

Metropolitan Opera

www.metopera.org

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 ...

Parsifal Returns to Met Opera

Metropolitan Opera

www.metopera.org

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. Soprano Evelyn Herlitzius joins him as Kundry, and Peter Mattei, ...

Semiramide Returns to Met Opera

The Metropolitan Opera

http://www.metopera.org/

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 Abdrazakov and Ryan Speedo ...

‘Elektra’ Returns to Met Opera with Goerke

Metropolitan Opera

www.metopera.org

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 young dramatic soprano Christine Goerke takes over the title role from Nina Stemme who debuted the production two seasons ago (ZEALnyc ...

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

The Metropolitan Opera House

www.metopera.org

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

L’Amore Dei Tre Re at New York City Opera

Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center

http://www.jazz.org

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

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

http://www.metopera.org/

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

http://www.jazz.org

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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