Kaija Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin (“Love From Afar”), is one of the most highly praised operas of recent years. It had its debut at the Salzburg Festival directed by Peter Sellars with Dawn Upshaw as Clémence and Dwayne Croft as Jaufré Rudel, which received critical success. In 2002, L’Amour de Loin had its U.S. premiere at the Santa Fe Opera.
The premise is simple: a handsome and naive young man sells his soul in exchange for the privilege of everlasting youth and beauty while his portrait ages on his behalf. But impunity paves the way to debauchery, cruelty, and murder…
After more than a year away from The Met: “Live in HD” transmissions due to the renovation of its theatre and other ongoing projects, The Clark Art Institute begins to play catch up on Saturday, November 19 at 1 pm with an encore performance of Don Giovanni in its newly renovated auditorium.
Heavens to Murgatroyd! With a large, well dressed cast and a full orchestra, Gilbert and Sullivan’s spooky light opera “Ruddigore” arrives at the Academy of Music in Northampton Nov. 11-13 and Nov. 18-20, 2016.
Toshi Reagon is a one-woman celebration of all that’s dynamic, progressive, and uplifting in American music. She unveils her latest work in progress, an opera based on The Parable of the Sower.
Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the October 22 Live performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, starring Simon Keenlyside in his first Met performances of the title role, which he has sung to acclaim with numerous leading opera houses around the world.
The Met: Live in HD began its 11th Season with Tristan and Isolde, its 100th transmission in the popular series, starring Nina Stemme and Stuart Skelton in the title roles and with new staging by Mariusz Treliński.