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.
Jazz guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli and Broadway singer and actress Jessica Molaskey are on tap as are Darlene Love, opera and theatre telecasts, and food historian Francine Segan. Plus Polar Express and cartoons for the younger set.
The first new production of this favorite Verdi opera about the boorish, blustery Sir John Falstaff in more than fifty years.
Sail the ocean blue and mend broken hearts with W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s first big hit. which is still as popular as when it was written in 1896.
It’s a bit like the “Alice in Wonderland” of the opera genre since it doesn’t make sense as a modern work unless you approach it as you would a Lewis Carroll tale. Wordplay and musical novelty – play hide and seek with your logic and imagination.
With Puccini, it is as much about the heart-wrenching story as it as about the singing, and in Tosca, there is plenty of both for opera fans.
This season, The Met’s “Tosca” (Live in HD November 9) features Patricia Racette though two of the finest sopranos to ever sing the title role can be heard on the radio.
A great new series of opera telecasts will begin in the states on October 24, but not (yet) in the Berkshires. Let’s hope someone picks up the ball.
Even if you don’t plan to buy a ticket, you will surely enjoy this preview with its videos and synopsis before the Met’s telecast on October 26. This strange opera is about a peripatetic nose and a hapless Russian police inspector, The nose is finally arrested, beaten, but can not be reattached.
New York CIty becomes a one opera company town.
The new season of Met telecasts begins with Tchcaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin”.
Ironically, those attending The Met Opera’s opening night which was “not to be used for political action” found this political message in their programs.
The Met Opera’s Live in HD resumes on Saturday, October 5 with a new Eugene Onegin starring Anna Netrebko, Mariusz Kwiecien, and Piotr Beczala. In all there will be 10 Opera Transmissions. Music Director James Levine returns to lead Falstaff on December 14 and Così fan tutte on April 26.
DIssolving the line between musical theatre and grand opera is the Hubbard Hall Opera Theatre with a delightful “Barber of Seville.”
Opera lovers in the Berkshire-Albany region have been flocking to the Hubbard Hall Opera Theatre productions.
An astonishing portrayal of Maria Callas by Annette Miller in Master Class secures her place as the Berkshire’s own diva.
Gail and Larry predict that these are going to be the most popular and talked about shows of the summer..
Almira is the first opera by beloved Baroque composer, George Frideric Handel.
Julia Chalfin and Paul Houghtaling present concerts ranging from Bach t Rock in these unusual programs.
Five popular operas plus a less well-known gem will be reprised this summer for The Met Live in HD.
The BSO plans an extraordinary133rd season of music with Beethoven, Berlioz, Mahler and Britten well represented.
A classic Handel opera closes out this season’s Live in HD transmissions.
SPAC’s 2013 day by day lineup is impressive, full of things to do and see.
Whether called a homecoming, a reconciliation, or a marriage made in heaven, the return of the NYC Opera to City Center is good news.
After a long and strenuous competition over several months, six singers have emerged as Opera’s best of 2013.
March at the Mahaiwe is filled with music, theatre and great ideas.
Fascinating read: New School Philosopher Chiara Bottici believes opera is kept alive ‘for the benefit of snobs who refuse to watch soap opera’
Ten extraordinary opera singers from the United States and Canada are vying for prizes and their chance to sing at the Metropolitan Opera.