Things to do this week in NYC Sep 1-Sep 8: Cultural ArtsSeptember 1, 2012 - by CG Directory Editor
Dance, art galleries, museums, lectures -- you name it, there are plenty of things to do in NYC. From the New York City Ballet, to Alvin Ailey, from performances at the Metropolitan Opera, to live music at Madison Square Garden, New York has it all. Here is a selection of what's going on in New York this week.
OUTDOOR SCREENING: Le Comte Oy - Metropolitan Opera
Part of the Met's fourth annual Summer HD Festival. Bartlett Sher's Met premiere production of Rossini's vocally dazzling comedy features a trio of bel canto stars. Juan Diego Florez in the title role, Diana Damrau as Countess Adele, and Joyce DiDonato in the trouser role of the page Isolier. Maurizo Benini conducts. Approximate running time, 141 minutes.
OUTDOOR SCREENING: Il Trovatore - Metropolitan Opera
Part of the Met's fourth annual Summer HD Festival. David McVicar's acclaimed 2009 production stars four extraordinary Verdi singers: Sondra Radvanovksy is Leonora, Marcelo Alvarez is Manrico, Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings Count di Luna, and Dolora Zajick is Azucena. Marco Armiliato conducts. Approximate running time, 142 minutes.
OUTDOOR SCREENING: Anna Bolena - Metropolitan Opera
Part of the Met's fourth annual Summer HD Festival. Anna Netrebko stars as the ill-fated queen in David McVicar's Met premiere production, which opened the 2011-12 season. Ekaterina Gubanova is her rival, Jane Seymour, Ildar Abdrazakov sings Henry VIII, and Stephen Costello is Lord Percy. Marco Armiliato conducts. Approximate running time, three hours.
Curator's Eye and Conservator's Eye Tours - Guggenheim Museum
Curators and conservators lead in-depth tours of current exhibitions. Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim, 1949-1960 Led by Megan Fontanella, Assistant Curator, Collections and Provenance