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.
Six new Grand Opera productions and four old favorites will be transmitted live from the Met stage to theatres in the Berkshires plus 2,000 more. THe HD telecasts feature the world’s finest singers, conductors, and theatrical artists.
Dvořák’s sumptuously melodic Rusalka is a first for Fleming. It’s a fairy tale opera that has become her new signature role.
The fiery mezzo-soprano Kara Cornell will bring the hot love affairs of the working woman Carmen in this opera by Georges Bizet.