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Nov. 05 2016

12/17/16 – Salome – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera Salome composed by Richard Strauss Richard Strauss’s revolutionary score and scandalous Oscar Wilde–inspired drama took the world by storm at its premiere and continues to wow audiences today. Catherine Naglestad makes her Met debut in the tour-de-force role of Salome, part innocent and part sexual predator. Željko Lučić is her prophetic nemesis Jochanaan, […]

Nov. 05 2016

12/10/16 – L’Amour de Loin – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera L’Amour de Loin Composed by Kaija Saariaho Libretto by Amin Maalouf Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s breakthrough opera was described by the New York Times as “transfixing…a lushly beautiful score.” Commissioned by the Salzburg Festival, where it was first seen in 2000, it will now finally have its Metropolitan Opera premiere in a dazzling new […]

Nov. 05 2016

12/03/16 – MET OPERA BEGINS! – Manon Lescaut – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera Manon Lescaut Giacomo Puccini Anna Netrebko and Kristine Opolais share the title role, a heroine as alluring and irresistible as her adored city of Paris. Marcelo Álvarez is her obsessed lover in the opera that made Puccini famous, showcased in Richard Eyre’s heated,1940s film noir–inspired production, with Marco Armiliato on the podium. World […]

Nov. 05 2016

11/26/16 – BAYREUTH FESTIVAL – Parsifal @1pm

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The Bayreuth Festival Parsifal by Richard Wagner The Bayreuth Festival is arguably the world’s most authentic festival, launched by Wagner himself in 1876 and presenting only works by him ever since, including our featured performance, “Parsifal,” as well as the Ring cycle and five other operas. All performances take place in the Bayreuth “Festspielhaus,” the […]

Nov. 05 2016

11/19/16 – GLIMMERGLASS – Thieving Magpie @1pm

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Glimmerglass Festival Thieving Magpie by Gioachino Rossini Everyone seems to be in love with Ninetta, but when she takes the blame for a theft perpetrated by a bird, her life is turned upside down. This rarely heard comic opera boasts a dazzling score and sensational situations. “Rossini’s The Thieving Magpie has all the hallmarks of a typical […]

Nov. 05 2016

11/12/16 – GLIMMERGLASS – Sweeney Todd @1pm

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Glimmerglass Festival Sweeney Todd by Stephen Sondheim Sondheim’s “musical thriller” tells a story of obsession and revenge, spiced with a measure of black humor.  The Tony and Olivier award-winning score is driving, wistful, funny and touching, with such numbers as “Johanna,” “The Worst Pies in London,” “Not While I’m Around” and “Pretty Women.” “It reminds me […]

Nov. 03 2016

Thursday 11/03/16 The Cleveland Orchestra

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11:00 PM Jane Glover, conductor Joshua Smith, flute Yolanda Kondonassis, harp HAYDN: Symphony No. 6 in D major, “Le Matin” MOZART: Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, K. 299 MOZART: Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K. 543 Ravel: Valse Nobles et Sentimentales

Nov. 02 2016

Wednesday 11-02-16 Los Angeles Philharmonic

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11:00 PM Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel John Williams: Soundings Ginastera: Piano Concerto No. 1 Andrew Norman: Play Level 1 Copland: Appalachian Spring FILL: Bernard Herrmann Battle of Neretva (Selections) London Philharmonic. Bernard Herrmann, conducting ATM CD 2003

Nov. 01 2016

Tuesday 11/01/16 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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11:00 PM Carlos Miguel Prieto Conducts: Prokofiev: Suite from Lt. Kijé MacMillan: Veni, Veni, Emmanuel (Cynthia Yeh, percussion) Revueltas: Sensemaya Lutosławski: Concerto for Orchestra Lutosławski: Cello Concerto (Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor)

Oct. 31 2016

Monday 10/31/16 New York Philharmonic This Week

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11:00 PM Conductor: Alan Gilbert Soloists: Yefim Bronfman, piano TCHAIKOVKSY: Polonaise from Eugen Onegin PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 2 in g-minor, Op. 16 RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 2 in e-minor, Op. 27

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