Archive for March 10th, 2018

Mar. 10 2018

3-10-18 Face The Music Listings!

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This week we are running a repeat from way back in February of 2016!!!  Our panel was made up of Dave Donovan from Pratt Library Fine Arts, Julien Benichou from the Mid Atlantic Symphony and John Bowen who was visiting us from Chicago!    We could have lived without the Gorecki, loved the Chopin and […]

Mar. 10 2018

05/05/18-Roméo et Juliette-1pm

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METROPOLITAN OPERA CHARLES GOUNOD Roméo et Juliette Bartlett Sher’s production of Gounod’s sumptuous Shakespeare adaptation was a hit of the 2016–17 Met season (“a revelation” declared the Huffington Post). Now the sweeping tragedy returns with Ailyn Pérez and Bryan Hymel, both celebrated in French repertoire, as the star crossed young lovers. Plácido Domingo conducts. SUNG IN FRENCH […]

Mar. 10 2018

04/28/18-Cendrillon-1pm

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METROPOLITAN OPERA JULES MASSENET Cendrillon “Glorious,” raved the New York Times when Joyce DiDonato sang the title role of Cendrillon at the Royal Opera in 2011. “Her performance was thoroughly enchanting.” Now, for the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met, with DiDonato starring in the title role. She is paired with […]

Mar. 10 2018

04/21/18-The Exterminating Angel-1pm

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METROPOLITAN OPERA THOMAS ADÈS The Exterminating Angel Following the rapturous response to his last opera, The Tempest, the Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The […]

Mar. 10 2018

04/14/18-Luisa Miller-1pm

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METROPOLITAN OPERA GIUSEPPE VERDI Luisa Miller Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years. Bertrand de Billy conducts.  SUNG […]

Mar. 10 2018

04/07/18-Lucia di Lammermoor-1pm

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METROPOLITAN OPERA GAETANO DONIZETTI Lucia di Lammermoor The role of the fragile title heroine who teeters between love and madness is shared by sopranos Olga Peretyatko-Mariotti and Pretty Yende, who have each impressed audiences with dazzling bel canto portrayals at the Met. Vittorio Grigolo and Michael Fabiano share the role of her lover in this […]

Mar. 10 2018

03/31/18-Così fan tutte-1pm

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METROPOLITAN OPERA Così fan tutte WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the […]

Mar. 10 2018

03/24/18-Turandot-1pm

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METROPOLITAN OPERA GIACOMO PUCCINI Turandot Puccini’s grand spectacle of legendary China stars Oksana Dyka and Martina Serafin in the role of the ice princess and Aleksandrs Antonenko as the unknown prince who must thaw her heart or die. Maria Agresta, Hei-Kyung Hong, and James Morris are among the other remarkable artists featured in this cherished Franco […]

Mar. 10 2018

03/17/18-Elektra-1pm

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METROPOLITAN OPERA RICHARD STRAUSS Elektra Christine Goerke sings her first Elektra at the Met in Patrice Chéreau’s landmark production, a sensation at its Met premiere last spring, which the Wall Street Journal called “revolutionary … a triumph on all fronts.” Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Strauss’s shattering score, a tour de force for the singers and the orchestra alike. […]

Mar. 10 2018

Vocalise – 3/10/18

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8:00 PM 8:00 PM 43736 Antonio Caldara Flavia’s aria, La Castita al Cimento London 5151 COND Marc Minkowski ORCH Musicians of the Louvre SOLO Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo-soprano ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:04 PM Modest Moussorgsky Songs and Dances of Death WarnerClas 62050 COND Yuri Temirkanov ORCH Saint Petersburg Philharmonic SOLO Dmitri Hvorostovsky, baritone ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:25 PM Maurice Ravel […]

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