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.