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Sep. 06 2017

10/07/17 – Don Pasquale – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera DON PASQUALE Sparkling with virtuosic singing and playful humor, this boisterous comedy pits the miserly Don Pasquale against his nephew Ernesto and Ernesto’s sweetheart, the crafty young Norina. Laurent Pelly’s topsy-turvy, rotating set and inventive 20th-century costumes perfectly capture the farcical fun. Music by Gaetano Donizetti | Libretto by Giovanni Ruffini and Gaetano Donizetti […]

Sep. 06 2017

9/30/17 – Andrea Chenier – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera ANDREA CHÉNIER An ardent poet and a young noblewoman are passionately attracted only to be separated by the turmoil and terror of the French Revolution. Music Director Nicola Luisotti conducts this powerful, melodic score in a lavish period production by acclaimed director David McVicar. Music by Umberto Giordano | Libretto by Luigi […]

Sep. 06 2017

9/23/17 – Madama Butterfly – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera MADAME BUTTERFLY Cultures clash when a trusting young woman marries an American naval officer stationed in Nagasaki. Puccini’s gut-wrenching music takes the audience on an emotionally charged journey through innocence, betrayal and sacrifice towards a heartbreaking finale. Music by Giacomo Puccini | Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa Sung in Italian with […]

Sep. 06 2017

9/16/17 – Aida – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera AIDA Verdi’s grand Egyptian epic returns in a bold new production inspired by contemporary artist RETNA. This intimate love story of an Egyptian military hero, Radames, and a captured Ethiopian princess, Aida, features San Francisco Opera favorites Brian Jagde and Leah Crocetto. Music by Giuseppe Verdi | Libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni Sung in […]

Sep. 06 2017

09/09/17 – La Gioconda @ 1pm – San Francisco Opera begins!

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San Francisco Opera La Gioconda Opera in four acts by Amilcare Ponchielli Libretto by Arrigo Boito Based on the play “Angelo, Tyrant of Padua” by Victor Hugo   sung in Italian The archival production of “La Gioconda” was recorded in 1979 CAST PLACE AND TIME: Seventeenth-century Venice *Role debut †U.S. opera debut Conductor Bruno Bartoletti […]

Sep. 06 2017

Wednesday 09-06-17 LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

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11:00 PM CONDUCTOR:           Gustavo Dudamel SOLOIST:                   Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano   SCHUBERT                Symphony No. 1 MAHLER                   Songs of a Wayfarer SCHUBERT                Symphony No. 2

Sep. 05 2017

Tuesday 09/05/17 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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11:00 PM Christoph von Dohnányi and Paul Lewis Lutoslawski:                           Musique funébre Beethoven:                              Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37 Tchaikovsky:                          Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 (Pathétique) Mussorgsky, orch. Shostakovich:      Two Excerpts from Khovanschina (Kirill Petrenko, conductor)

Sep. 04 2017

Monday 09/04/17 New York Philharmonic This Week

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11:00 PM CONDUCTOR:             Alan Gilbert SOLOIST:                    Anthony McGill, clarinet   RAVEL:                       Valses nobles et sentimentales NIELSEN:                    Clarinet Concerto TCHAIKOVSKY:         Selections from Swan Lake

Aug. 31 2017

Thursday 08/31/17 The Cleveland Orchestra

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11:00 PM Jaap van Zweden, conductor Daniil Trifonov, piano BRITTEN: Sinfonia da Requiem MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K. 488 BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5 in c, Op. 67    

Aug. 30 2017

Wednesday 08-30-17 LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

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11:00 PM Reykjavík Festival Highlights: CONDUCTOR: Esa-Pekka Salonen SOLOISTS: Schola Cantorum Reykjavik James McVinnie, organ A cappella choral works to be announced Hlynur Aðils VILMARSSON bd Daníel BJARNASON Emergence (U.S. premiere) Anna ÞORVALDSDÓTTIR Aeriality María Huld Markan SIGFÚSDÓTTIR Aequora LEIFS Organ Concerto

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