The new opera year begins January 7 as the legendary Plácido Domingo takes on the title role of Nabucco, the King of Babylon under the baton of James Levine. Liudmyla Monastyrska sings Abigaille, the warrior woman determined to rule empires, and Jamie Barton is the heroic Fenena. Russell Thomas is Ismaele, nephew to the King of Jerusalem and Dmitry Belosselskiy is the stentorian voice of the oppressed Hebrew people.
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.
Strauss’s blazing tragedy about an ancient Greek princess hell-bent on revenge comes to local theatre screens in an intermissionless presentation that not only leaves the singers gasping for air, but the audience as well. Elektra is one high voltage opera as our video samples amply demonstrate.
We preview “Manon Lescaut,” Puccini’s passionate adaptation of the classic novel about a free-spirited country girl who becomes the toast of Paris complete with clips of arias, some history and a synopsis.
Documentaries have changed and become a record of the diversity and challenges of life today in both smalltown USA and the wider world.
Boundary-breaking artist Laurie Anderson brings her renowned documentary Heart of a Dog — an autobiographical film about love and loss — as the first installation of MASS MoCA’s annual documentary film series, Love is Complicated.