Daily Archives: March 19, 2013

  • Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

    The world famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a family-oriented blend of the unique physical comedy, juggling and balancing skills of internationally acclaimed award-winner Gregory Popovich, and the extraordinary talents of his 30 performing pets.

  • New York City Opera: La Périchole

    With a libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, this lyrical satire verges on all-out farce. It is loosely based on the life of one of the 18th century’s most famous Peruvians, Micaela Villegas.

  • New York City Opera: Moses in Egypt

    Opening with the “Plague of Darkness” and closing with the “Parting of the Red Sea,” this rarely heard, large-scale bel canto opera tells the familiar Bible story through a libretto by Andrea Leone Tottola and music that places Rossini directly in the lineage of Mozart.

  • Die Walküre

    Robert Lepage’s landmark production of Wagner’s “Der Ring des Nibelungen” is back for three complete cycles in spring 2013, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth. In the second installment, the focus of the story shifts from the realm of the gods to the human world.

  • La Traviata

    Soprano Diana Damrau tackles Verdi’s eternal heroine for the first time anywhere in Willy Decker’s inspiring production. Plácido Domingo expands his repertoire to sing the baritone role of Germont, Violetta’s tormentor.

  • Siegfried

    Jay Hunter Morris reprises his acclaimed portrayal of the title hero in The Ring’s third installment, sharing the role with Lars Cleveman. Deborah Voigt and Katarina Dalayman alternate as Brünnhilde, Mark Delavan and Greer Grimsley are the Wanderer, and Eric Owens and Richard Paul Fink share Alberich, with Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi on the podium.

    Approximate running time 5 hrs. 6 min.

  • Das Rheingold

    In The Ring’s first installment, the theft of the Rhinegold and Alberich’s curse set in motion the tragic events that will lead to the downfall of the gods. Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads an extraordinary cast that includes Stephanie Blythe, Stefan Margita and Mark Delavan, with Greer Grimsley as Wotan.

  • Otello

    Verdi’s Shakespearean masterpiece returns with José Cura in the title role, opposite Krassimira Stoyanova as Desdemona and Thomas Hampson as Iago. Alain Altinoglu conducts.

    Approximate running time 3 hrs. 1 min.

    Production: Elijah Moshinsky
    Set Designer: Michael Yeargan
    Costume Designer: Peter J. Hall

  • Götterdämmerung

    The Ring’s cataclysmic finale stars Deborah Voigt and Katarina Dalayman as Brünnhilde, opposite Jay Hunter Morris and Lars Cleveman as Siegfried. Hans-Peter König is Hagen and Fabio Luisi conducts.

  • Francesca da Rimini

    Eva-Maria Westbroek and Marcello Giordani star in the Met’s production of Zandonai’s melodic gem, inspired by Dante’s Inferno. Marco Armiliato conducts.

    “From the moment the curtain rises you are awed by Ezio Frigerio’s towering, grandly detailed sets, designed for a 1984 resurrection of a work neglected since 1918. Franca Squarciapino’s costumes delight your eyes. Zandonai’s luxuriously orchestrated music caresses your ears. Conductor Marco Armiliato elicited fine playing of the gorgeous, resourceful score.” (New York Times).

    Approximate running time 3 hrs. 33 min.