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.
Two sisters and their officer lovers start off deliriously happy but complications ensue and Cosi turns more comic than serious.
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.
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.
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.
Ten great productions Live in HD with James Levine conducting two of them brings real excitement to the 2013-14 opera season.
Imagine an opera in a building with a friendly, lived-in feeling instead of a pristine, sterile one. Opera doesn’t have to be stuffy.
Yes, the Metropolitan Opera at special prices. A welcome Christmas present for Opera lovers.
Mid 2013 has been set for the initial, part time return of James Levine to the Metropolitan Opera following his period of recovery.
Warner’s Ring Cycle. There simply is nothing more hideously expensive, frustratingly complex and musically daunting in all of the arts. It makes accountants go bald, sopranos retire, musicians go deaf, and set builders go into simpler kitchen renovations. Read More…
With video, backstage photos and lots of opinions, we undertake to tale the tale of The “Valhalla Machine.” This massive gadget is at the heart of the four Ring Cycle operas and has a complex tale of its own to tell, one whose ending, happy or not, is not yet decided. Read More…