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Giulio Cesare

Metropolitan Opera

Manhattan Thu, Apr 04, 2013, 7:30 pm

The opera that conquered London in Handel’s time comes to the Met in David McVicar’s inventive production—which triumphed at its Glyndebourne premiere in 2005. The Guardian praised McVicar’s “witty, sexy, and tragic post-colonial framing of Handel’s Caesar and Cleopatra tale,” which incorporates elements of Baroque theater and 19th-century British imperialism ...

Opening Act’s 7th Annual Benefit Play Reading

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

Manhattan Mon, Apr 22, 2013, 7:00 pm

Opening Act, an innovative nonprofit that provides free, after-school theater programs to high-need New York City public high schools, is proud to present for one night only a benefit reading of "The Glint," a ‘mean little comedy’ by Matt Hoverman. Proceeds of the evening go directly to support Opening Act’s ...

Vicky Chow, piano and Owen Weaver, percussion

Le Poisson Rouge

Manhattan Mon, Apr 22, 2013, 6:00 pm

Vicky Chow, piano Owen Weaver, percussion Christopher Cerrone: Hoyt-Schermerhorn, for piano and electronics Christopher Cerrone: Memory Palace, for percussion and electronics John Luther Adams: Four Thousand Holes, for piano, percussion, and electronic sounds (New York premiere

O’Death and Hungry March Band

Le Poisson Rouge

Manhattan Tue, Apr 23, 2013, 8:00 pm

In late July of 2010, New York quintet O’Death — singer/guitarist Greg Jamie, Gabe Darling on banjo and ukulele, drummer David Rogers-Berry, bassist Jesse Newman, and violinist Robert Pycior — returned to the stage after a year-long hiatus to play a critically-acclaimed set at the Newport Folk Festival. In many ...

Götterdämmerung

Metropolitan Opera

Manhattan Tue, Apr 23, 2013, 6:00 pm

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.

New York City Opera: La Périchole

New York City Center

Manhattan Sun, Apr 21, 2013, 1:30 pm

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.

Bestselling Author Frances Osborne Reading

National Arts Club

Manhattan Tue, Apr 23, 2013, 8:00 pm

Bestselling author Frances Osborne of The Bolter and Park Lane discusses compelling women of the past, including her enigmatic great-grandmother, Idina Sackville.

Third Annual Robert Rosenblum Lecture – Bridget Alsdorf

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Manhattan Tue, Apr 23, 2013, 6:30 pm

Bridget Alsdorf, Princeton University, discusses her current research on representations of theatrical audiences and crowds in fin-de-siècle France, with particular interest in art’s intersections with emerging fields of social psychology.

Phat Phun Poetry Workshop

New Lots Branch-Brooklyn Public Library

Brooklyn Tue, Apr 16, 2013, 3:00 pm

Celebrate National Poetry Month at Brooklyn Public Library with this workshop for tweens and teens.

Rigoletto

Metropolitan Opera

Manhattan Sat, Apr 13, 2013, 8:30 pm

Director Michael Mayer has placed his new production of Verdi’s towering tragedy in Las Vegas in 1960—an ideal setting for this eternal conflict of depravity and innocence. In this production, inspired by the antics of the Rat Pack, Piotr Beczala is the womanizing Duke of Mantua, with Željko Lucic as ...

The Woolworth Building @ 100: Curator’s Tours

Skyscraper Museum

Manhattan Wed, Mar 06, 2013, 3:00 pm

Experience the "Woolworth Building @ 100" exhibit with curators Carol Willis & Gail Fenske.

An Evening with Richard Blanco and Gustavo Pérez Firmat

Americas Society

Manhattan Wed, Apr 24, 2013, 7:00 pm

Americas Society will host a conversation and reading featuring Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco, recipient of the prestigious Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize and the featured poet at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration in January 2013, and Gustavo Pérez Firmat, acclaimed author and cultural critic "The Havana Habit." Co-presented with the ...