Our preview of this new production includes video clips of the most famous arias, an interview with director Sir David McVicar and synopsis of both plots.
Not only big names on stage, but events from in and around the Berkshires – Aston Magna Music Festival, Berkshire Bach Society, Berkshire Playwrights Lab, Boston Early Music Festival, Clark Art Institute, Close Encounters with Music, Fairview Hospital, Heather Fisch of Opera Nouveau, Tom Gold Dance, Shakespeare & Company, and Noche Flamenca.
Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez star in Rossini’s bel canto tour-de-force, based on the Scottish tale by Sir Walter Scott.
Diane Paulus pushes the boundaries of theater with “Crossing” a new opera about the Civil War by the amazing young composer Matthew Aucoin whose contemporary music actually delights the ear.
The season kicks off October 3 with Il Trovatore, starring Anna Netrebko as Leonora; broadcasts include all six new productions from the Met’s 2015-16 season
Two rarely performed one act operas will be featured on February 14, in the next Met Live in HD Series, both works inspired by classic noir films of the 1940s.
Few operas have as dramatic an ending as Dialogues of the Carmelites, worth a trip to Boston to hear in a full production by the New England Conservatory Feb 7-10.