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Mar. 23 2015

Monday 3/23/15 New York Philharmonic This Week

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11:00 PM Conductor: Alan Gilbert Soloist: Emmanuel Ax, piano Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25 Bruckner: Symphony No. 3 Falla: Suite No. 2 from The Three-Cornered Hat

Mar. 22 2015

05/09/15 – The Rake’s Progress – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera The Rake’s Progress by Igor Stravinsky Libretto by W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman Approximate running time 3 hrs. 10 min. James Levine revisits one of his favorite 20th-century classics: Stravinsky’s only full-length opera, with its wondrous neo-classical score, back on the Met stage for the first time in 12 years. Paul Appleby adds another leading role […]

Mar. 22 2015

05/02/15 – Un Ballo in Maschera – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera Un Ballo in Maschera by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Antonio Somma Approximate running time 3 hrs. 20 min. Tenor Piotr Beczala sings King Gustavo for the first time at the Met in his very first collaboration with Music Director James Levine. Sondra Radvanovsky, Dolora Zajick, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky reprise their acclaimed interpretations in the revival of David […]

Mar. 22 2015

04/25/15 – Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni Libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci Pagliacci  by Ruggero Leoncavallo Libretto by Ruggero Leoncavallo Approximate running time 3 hrs. 5 min. Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar (Giulio Cesare, Maria Stuarda, Il Trovatore), who sets the verismo action across two […]

Mar. 22 2015

04/18/15 – Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk by Dmitri Shostakovich Libretto by Alexander Preys and the composer Approximate running time 3 hrs. 15 min. Shostakovich’s towering tragedy of adultery and murder stars the commanding dramatic soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek as the heroine who suffers the vicissitudes of her treachery. Brandon Jovanovich is her co-conspirator and lover, and James Conlon conducts. […]

Mar. 22 2015

04/11/15 – Don Carlo – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Joseph Méry and Camille du Locle Approximate running time 4 hrs. 35 min. Dynamic maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s ambitious score with a stand-out cast in Nicholas Hytner’s handsome production. Yonghoon Lee sings the title role, with Barbara Frittoli, Ekaterina Gubanova, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, James Morris, and Ferruccio Furlanetto, reprising […]

Mar. 22 2015

04/04/15 – Ernani – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on the play Hernani by Victor Hugo. Approximate running time 3 hrs. 25 min. James Levine and Plácido Domingo reunite for Levine’s first Met Ernani since 1983 and Domingo’s first-ever performances of the baritone role of Don Carlo. Francesco Meli stars in the title role, and Angela […]

Mar. 19 2015

Thursday 03/19/15 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

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11:00 PM Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor Daniil Trifonov, piano PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 2 RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 2

Mar. 18 2015

Wednesday 3/18/15 MILWAUKEE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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11:00 PM Stravinsky: Violin Concerto in D major (conductor Roberto Abbado) Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe complete ballet music (conductor Roberto Abbado) Ravel: Selections from Mother Goose Suite Ravel: La Valse (conducter by Gilbert Varga) Related posts: 10/11/14 – Vocalise Rundown

Mar. 17 2015

Tuesday 3/17/15 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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11:00 PM Strauss: Serenade in E-flat Major Edo de Waart, conductor Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber David Robertson, conductor Strauss: Metamorphosen Edo de Waart, conductor Strauss: Oboe Concerto Euegene Izotov, oboe; Edo de Waart,conductor Strauss: Four Last Songs Susanna Phillips, soprano; Edo de Waart, conductor Beethoven:Symphony No.3, Eroica, II; CSO, […]

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