Chairman: David Bushnell
JULY 2023 update.
Philip Glass’s Akhnaten
The Met’s critically acclaimed 2019 production of Philip Glass’s mesmerizing modern masterpiece returns to cinemas this summer, starring countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo as the revolutionary pharaoh who attempted to radically alter his empire. Karen Kamensek conducts.
Verdi’s Il Trovatore
Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky and tenor Marcelo Álvarez star as the passionate lovers Leonora and Manrico in this gripping Met performance from 2011, alongside late baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky as the ruthless Count di Luna. Marco Armiliato conducts.
Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia
In this 2014 Met production of Rossini’s madcap comedy, mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, tenor Lawrence Brownlee, and baritone Christopher Maltman join forces for a delightful performance of hilarious hijinks and vocal virtuosity. Michele Mariotti conducts.
Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin
In this unforgettable Met performance from 2007, beloved American soprano Renée Fleming and Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky come together in this poetic drama of unrequited love. Valery Gergiev conducts.
JUNE 2023 update.
MAY 2023 update.
After taking April off, we return in May with two of the classics: Turandot, by, and Lucia di Lammermoor, by Gaetano Donizetti.
Turandot, an opera based on a Chinese fairy tale, was written by Giacomo Puccini and first performed in Milan in 1926. It comes to our local Century theaters live on May 7 and recorded on May 11. Everybody has an opinion of the story and the staging, but they all liked the stars. Like it or not, it truly is a masterpiece of opulent stagecraft. I love the opera. Three reviews below:
New York Times Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/
Opera Wire Review: https://operawire.com/
New York Classical Review: https://
Lucia di Lammermoor, by Gaetano Donizetti, is almost a century older, first performed in Naples in 1835, is a classic bel canto opera with beautiful arias. This opera comes to our local Century theaters live on May 21 and recorded on 25. It is also one of my favorites. As of this writing it hasn’t opened in New York, but here is a review of a previous production:
last updated on 06/25/2023 by SM.