“The Merry Widow” is just one of ten operas including five new productions, included in the 2014-15 season of live opera transmissions from the Metropolitan Opera.
Having avoided a divorce with its unions, “The Marriage of Figaro” will open the Met Opera season as scheduled on September 22
Staged opera in workshop form is on tap at the Unicorn for the opera-starved Berkshires.
Renée Fleming seems to be everywhere in the Berkshires this summer, from Tanglewood to the Williamstown Theatre Festival and even on the big screen at The Clark Art Institute in a reprise of Verdi’s “Otello.”
This Summer Renée Fleming will grace the boards at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, while also singing Desdemona on screen as part of The Met’s Live in HD series.
The operatic version of Cinderella can be heard on May 10 in which bel canto master Juan Diego Flórez is the dashing prince searching for DiDonato’s Angelina (Cinderella).
Two sisters and their officer lovers start off deliriously happy but complications ensue and Cosi turns more comic than serious.
Of the nearly 1,500 singers between the ages of 20 and 30 participated in this year’s auditions, only five emerged victorious.
The Pulitzer Prize winner was harassed by her own colleagues because her play was about gay parents, not straight.
As Spring chases away the remnants of winter, the sounds of summer begin to be heard in the increasing pace of Berkshire music and theatrical activity.
The Metropolitan Opera’s new production can be see at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, the Beacon Cinema in Pittsfield and the Clark Art Museum in Williamstown.
The acclaimed new production by director Dmitri Tcherniakov in his Met debut stars Ildar Abdrazakov as the heroic title character.