Wagner’s Tannhäuser wins the maestro’s time and attention as James Levine deals with reduced energy, leaving Berg’s Lulu (seen in photo) to others.
One of Verdi’s most popular operas, compete with the Anvil Chorus, Il Trovatore is spellbinding to watch, glorious to hear and our preview has some special excerpts from the October 3 Live in HD program which is coming to Pittsfield and Great Barrington.
In a feat not accomplished since Beverly Sills did it in the 1970’s. Sondra Radvanovsky is determined to portray the three queens in Donizetti’s operas Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda and Roberto Devereux at The Met this season.
Rigoletto is possibly the most popular tragic opera in the repertory – and it was a whole new adventure for our theatre critic, Gail Burns. She marveled at its big sound in the intimacy of Hubbard Hall in Cambridge, NY.
A trip to Cambridge, NY for opera is not only affordable, but you can include other activities such as shopping, pre-show talks and farm-to-table dinners between performances.
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.
Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez star in Rossini’s bel canto tour-de-force, based on the Scottish tale by Sir Walter Scott.