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Opera and Classical Music in New York City This Weekend- November 8-November 10

Opera and Classical Music in New York City This Weekend
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The Metropolitan Opera is world-class and world-famous, and it's just one option amongst the opera and classical music happenings in New York City this weekend. From string quartets to piano recitals to full orchestras, there’s plenty to see and hear in the Big Apple no matter what time of year it is. Whether you want to catch a performance at Carnegie Hall or the Lincoln Center, be sure to take a look at our listing of opera and classical music in New York City this weekend.

Lucia Micarelli - The Paramount
November 08, 2019 - Huntington

The woman who makes Treme worth watching. " Esquire A violinist of heart-melting talent. " The Wall Street Journal Dazzling skills and a Mona Lisa smile. " The Washington Post Born in Queens, New York, Lucia was immersed in the arts by the age of three, diligently practicing dance, piano, and violin. It didnt take long for Lucia to discover her passion and greatest talent was the violin, which quickly became her main focus. After moving to Hawaii at the age of five, she continued to refine her skills on the violin with teachers Kathryn Lucktenberg and Sheryl Shohet, and just a year later at the age of six, Lucia made her debut as a soloist with the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra.

Akhnaten - Metropolitan Opera House
November 08, 2019 - New York

Director Phelim McDermott tackles another one of Philip Glass's masterpieces, following the now-legendary Met staging of Satyagraha. Star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo is the title pharaoh, the revolutionary ruler who transformed ancient Egypt, with the striking mezzo-soprano J'Nai Bridges in her Met debut as his wife, Nefertiti. To match the opera's hypnotic, ritualistic music, McDermott has created an arresting vision that includes a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers. Karen Kamensek conducts in her Met debut.

Todrick: Haus Party Tour - PlayStation Theater
November 08, 2019 - New York

Broadway Actor, MTV star, American Idol Finalist and Viral YouTube personality Todrick Hall is putting a new "twister" on L. Frank Baum's most classic creation, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." With over 20 original songs, Hall brings to life this American Classic as you've never seen it before. This summer, you don't have to go to Oz because "Straight Outta Oz" is coming to a city near you. Watch as Todrick and his talented crew tells the tale of Hall's adventures from his small town in Texas to the big Emerald City lights of "Oz Angeles." How does a Hollywood hopeful succeed in the business while dodging falling houses, wicked witches and the infamous "Poppyrazzi." This show is great for the family with powerful musical numbers, innovative sets, sensational choreography, dazzling costumes, and a great social message.

Masterworks Series: Beethoven, Rachmaninoff - Bargemusic
November 08, 2019 - Brooklyn

Wendy Sutter, cello; Adam Golka, piano

Akhnaten - Metropolitan Opera
November 08, 2019 - New York

Director Phelim McDermott tackles another one of Philip Glass's masterpieces, following the now-legendary Met staging of Satyagraha. Star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo is the title pharaoh, the revolutionary ruler who transformed ancient Egypt, with the striking mezzo-soprano J'Nai Bridges in her Met debut as his wife, Nefertiti.

Juilliard Drama presents 'Bright Half Life' - Stephanie P. McClelland Drama Theater
November 08, 2019 - New York

Juilliard Drama presents Bright Half-Life written by Tanya Barfield and directed by Rebecca Guy.Written by Juilliard playwriting alumna Tanya Barfield, Bright Half Life follows Vicky and Erica through the ups and downs of their deeply committed four-and-a-half-decade relationship. The play flashes back and forth across the years, blurring boundaries of time, memory, and fantasy. The New Yorker described the play as "profound a well-written, engaging portrayal of smart women finding themselves, and each other."

Akhnaten - Metropolitan Opera
November 08, 2019 - New York

irector Phelim McDermott tackles another one of Philip Glass's masterpieces, following the now-legendary Met staging of Satyagraha. Star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo is the title pharaoh, the revolutionary ruler who transformed ancient Egypt, with the striking mezzo-soprano J'Nai Bridges in her Met debut as his wife, Nefertiti.

Crazytown - Sunnyvale
November 08, 2019 - Brooklyn

All AgesCRAZYTOWN ARE BACK!November Friday 8th Crazytown will be returning with some special guests and the best of the local crop TBA!

Funk-N-Soul Dance Party W Fred Thomas (From The JBs) 2nd Fri Monthly - Freddys Bar & Backroom
November 08, 2019 - Brooklyn

James Brown's Bassist for 33 years, Fred tears into mixs of JB hits, blues and soul classics.

Jenny and the Mexicats - (Le) Poisson Rouge NYC
November 08, 2019 - New York

Jenny and the Mexicats at (le) poisson rouge6:30pm doors | 7:30pm show | 18+$15 General Admission Advance | $20 General Admission Day of Show

Opera and Classical Music in New York City This Weekend

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Michael Wolff, Ben Allison & Rudy Royston - Mezzrow Jazz Club
November 08, 2019 - New York

Consummate pianist Michael Wolff returns to Mezzrow with Ben Allison on bass and Rudy Royston on drums, join them for a weekend of trio.

Pianist Willerm Delisfort - Mezzrow Jazz Club
November 08, 2019 - New York

Join pianist Willerm Delisfort for our after hours set.

Parisian Dreams and Madness featuring soprano Molly Netter - Holy Trinity Church
November 08, 2019 - New York

PROGRAMSuite in D minor from "Pieces pour coucher le roy" by Marin MaraisMede by Louis-Nicolas ClrambaultDream of Ulysses by Jacquet de la Guerre"L'Espagnole" from "Les Nations" by Franois Couperin

Amjad Ali Khan: Devi - Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
November 08, 2019 - New York

Maestro Amjad Ali Khan, the legendary master of the sarod, has created a new and very special program for the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola. Entitled Devi (the Sanskrit word for goddess), it features a set of ragas based on Vedic texts and dedicated to Hindu deities embodying purity, austerity, knowledge, music and art, and wisdom and learning.ProgramsRaga Shyma Gauri (purity and austerity)Raga Saraswati (music and art, wisdom)Raga Revati (devotional)-Amjad Ali KhanRaga Bageshwari (knowledge and learning)-Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali BangashRaga Durga (combatting evil that threatens peace)-Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash

La Bohme - Metropolitan Opera House
November 09, 2019 - New York

Three casts of captivating artists bring Puccini's classic tragedy of bohemian friends and lovers to life in Franco Zeffirelli's immortal staging. Tenors Matthew Polenzani, Roberto Alagna, and Joseph Calleja trade off as the exuberant Rodolfo, alongside sopranos Ailyn Prez, Hei-Kyung Hong, and Maria Agresta as the fragile Mim. Marco Armiliato and Emmanuel Villaume share conducting duties.

Madama Butterfly - Metropolitan Opera House
November 09, 2019 - New York

Leading sopranos Hui He and Ana Mara Martnez share the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Andrea Car as the American naval officer who abandons her. The great Plcido Domingo makes his role debut as Sharpless, alternating with Paulo Szot and Markus Brck. Pier Giorgio Morandi is on the podium for Anthony Minghella's sweeping production, a perennial audience favorite.

Opera and Classical Music in New York City This Weekend

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New York Polyphony - St Mary the Virgin Church
November 09, 2019 - New York

The illustrious male vocal quartet New York Polyphony returns for a program that begins at the dawn of the Renaissance, with selections of the very earliest works that can be found in England. Rescued from the Reformation as recycled book-bindings, these Medieval gems show the mastery of the English style that would influence the next three centuries of composition, such as works by England's first great composer, John Dunstable. The program culminates with music from the Golden Age of the Renaissance in Spain.Please note: This event occurs at the Church of St. Mary the VirginPerformersNew York Polyphony

Masterworks Series: Legendary Pianists in Recital - Bargemusic
November 09, 2019 - Brooklyn

Jerome Lowenthal, piano

Madama Butterfly - Metropolitan Opera
November 09, 2019 - New York

Leading sopranos Hui He and Ana Mara Martnez share the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Andrea Car as the American naval officer who abandons her. The great Plcido Domingo makes his role debut as Sharpless, alternating with Paulo Szot and Markus Brck, and Elizabeth DeShong is Suzuki, sharing the role with Maria Zifchack. Pier Giorgio Morandi is on the podium for Anthony Minghella's sweeping production, a perennial audience favorite.

La Bohme - Metropolitan Opera
November 09, 2019 - New York

Three casts of captivating artists bring Puccini's classic tragedy of bohemian friends and lovers to life in Franco Zeffirelli's immortal staging. Tenors Matthew Polenzani, Roberto Alagna, and Joseph Calleja trade off as the exuberant Rodolfo, alongside sopranos Ailyn Prez, Hei-Kyung Hong, and Maria Agresta as the fragile Mim. Marco Armiliato and Emmanuel Villaume share conducting duties.

Juilliard Drama presents 'Bright Half Life' - Stephanie P. McClelland Drama Theater
November 09, 2019 - New York

Juilliard Drama presents Bright Half-Life written by Tanya Barfield and directed by Rebecca Guy.Written by Juilliard playwriting alumna Tanya Barfield, Bright Half Life follows Vicky and Erica through the ups and downs of their deeply committed four-and-a-half-decade relationship. The play flashes back and forth across the years, blurring boundaries of time, memory, and fantasy. The New Yorker described the play as "profound a well-written, engaging portrayal of smart women finding themselves, and each other."

kathleen engles - St. John's in the Village
November 09, 2019 - New York

Contact: Kathleen Engles, 914.907.1843 Kathleen.Engles@yahoo.com Ember Ensemble Celebrates 25th AnniversaryListening is the theme of the 2019-20 choral concert season that kicks off on November 9th with a world premiereFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New York, NY, October 22, 2019.The Ember Ensemble of Schola Cantorum on Hudson, founded in 1995 by Artistic Director, Deborah Simpkin King, Ph.D., has announced that it will launch its 25th anniversary season Listening --on November 9th with a concert titled Civil Discourse. The performances will take place on Nov. 9th in NYC and Nov. 10th in South Orange, NJ.Ember annually selects a socially relevant topic around which to construct a full season of concert programming. Of great concern currently and, hence, the focus of Embers 2019-2020 season - is a perceived undercurrent of anger, even active confrontation in our society, seemingly avoidable if informed listening were to be employed. Is a return to civility, even in the context of disagreement, a viable alternative?I chose listening as the theme and title of our anniversary season because we believe it is at the heart of what is lacking and sorely needed in... (read more)

IV George Gershwin Piano Competition 2019 - Christ & St. Stephen's Church
November 09, 2019 - New York

George Gershwin International Music Competitionaims to discover talent, reward brilliance, and celebrate musical artistry.Founded in 2013 by American pianist and composerMichael Bulychev-Okser, the competition is open to talented musicians of all nations, races, and walks of life, emphasizing cross-cultural music experience. Held biannually in three NYC venues, the Competitionis named after George Gershwin, whose music had long been a part of the American consciousness.Entrants 2019 start at age 8 and will travel to New York from the Republic of Georgia, Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Bolivia, Norway, Serbia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Belgium, Armenia, and 25 U.S. states to perform works by George Gershwin as well as selections by Chopin, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and others. In addition to monetary awards, the competition offers 2 years of concert promotion in USA, Europe and Asia, Recording/branding, orchestral engagements, and specialty prizes for all age groups at the competition.The distinguished panel of judges includes the internationally acclaimed pianist, Winner of the Van Cliburn C... (read more)

Madama Butterfly - Metropolitan Opera House
November 09, 2019 - New York

Leading sopranos Hui He and Ana Mara Martnez share the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Andrea Car as the American naval officer who abandons her. The great Plcido Domingo makes his role debut as Sharpless, alternating with Paulo Szot and Markus Brck. Pier Giorgio Morandi is on the podium for Anthony Minghella's sweeping production, a perennial audience favorite.

54 Salutes Frank Sinatra - Feinstein's/54 Below
November 09, 2019 - New York

Encore by popular demand! Join us for Frank Sinatra The Second Century A Celebration of Sinatra's Timeless Hit Songs!An all-star cast of Broadway and nightclub stars will perform the songs that propelled Ol' Blue Eyes into the stratosphere of superstars. Hear the hits that turned Sinatra into an icon for the ages, making him one of rare show business beacons who continues to shine even in his second century. You'll hear songs like "One For My Baby," "Chicago," "My Way," "It Was a Very Good Year," and so many more.This show comes courtesy of impresario Scott Siegel, who brought four different sold-out Sinatra shows to Feinstein's/54 Below during the Chairman of the Board's centennial year. Now that we're in Sinatra's second century, his greatness is a given, and today's most talented performers are looking forward to performing in his honor. You'll want to be at Feinstein's/54 Below to witness it!The show will be produced, written, directed and hosted by Scott Siegel, the creator of Town Hall's signature series, Broadway by the Year. He has written/directed/produced concerts for Michael Feinstein at Jazz at Lincoln Center and has, over the course of the last 16 years, crea... (read more)

My Beautiful Camel by Joanna Marsh - Symphony Space
November 09, 2019 - New York

CCO presents a workshop production of My Beautiful Camel by Joanna Marsh, a humorous take on ex-pat relations in Dubai.

La Bohme - Metropolitan Opera
November 09, 2019 - New York

hree casts of captivating artists bring Puccini's classic tragedy of bohemian friends and lovers to life in Franco Zeffirelli's immortal staging. Tenors Matthew Polenzani, Roberto Alagna, and Joseph Calleja trade off as the exuberant Rodolfo, alongside sopranos Ailyn Prez, Hei-Kyung Hong, and Maria Agresta as the fragile Mim. Marco Armiliato and Emmanuel Villaume share conducting duties.

Madama Butterfly - Metropolitan Opera
November 09, 2019 - New York

Leading sopranos Hui He and Ana Mara Martnez share the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Andrea Car as the American naval officer who abandons her.

Opera and Classical Music in New York City This Weekend

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Lukas Graham - Manhattan Center
November 09, 2019 - New York

Lukas Graham

Pianist Anthony Wonsey - Mezzrow Jazz Club
November 09, 2019 - New York

Join pianist Anthony Wonsey for our after-hours set.

Chamber Music by Leonid Desyatnikov - Carnegie Hall
November 10, 2019 - New York

M.ART presents a concert of chamber music by Leonid Desyatnikov. The program features Desyatnikov's chamber pieces composed in various yearsfrom his landmark Love and Life of a Poet, a song cycle on the poetry of Daniil Kharms and Nikolai Oleinikov, to Songs of Bukovina, a new piece loosely based on Ukrainian folk songs. The program will be performed by an ensemble of Russian musicians led by pianist Alexey Goribol.

Carnegie Hall Citywide: Ensemble Connect - Carnegie Hall
November 10, 2019 - New York

Hear Poulenc's effervescent wit, Mozart's grace, and Beach's soaring Romanticism in music performed by "one of the strongest ensembles in the city" (New York Classical Review). The bubbly outer movements of Poulenc's trio frame a gorgeous central section, while Mozart's quintet delights with virtuosic horn passages. To conclude the concert is Beach's Piano Quintet, a rapturous work flowing with rich melodies and boundless invention.

Il POMO D'Oro - Carnegie Hall
November 10, 2019 - New York

Allow yourself to be seduced by gorgeous melodies and dazzled by sparkling virtuosity on this program of music by Italian and German composers. Composers like Platti, Vivaldi, and Boccherini wrote splendid cello works and Edgar Moreauwinner of the Young Soloist Prize in the 2009 Rostropovich Cello Competitionshowcases the brilliance of this marvelous music. Be moved by Hasse's sweet lyricism, Telemann's innovations, and other treasures on this program by the always exciting Il Pomo d'Oro.

Japan Kocarina Ensemble Featuring Kurotaro Kurosaka - Carnegie Hall
November 10, 2019 - New York

Led by Artistic Director and kocarina master Kurotaro Kurosaka, the Japan Kocarina Ensemble features more than 150 musicians in a program of traditional Japanese folk songs and American classics. The sound of this wooden flute orchestra ranges from gentle birdsong to dramatic fanfare, and the ensemble will be joined by taiko drums and singer Kanemi Yaguchi.

Amigos DE La Zarzuela - Carnegie Hall
November 10, 2019 - New York

PerformersFriends of the Spanish Operetta

Sunday Gospel Brunch Harlem Gospel Choir All You Can Eat Buffet - Sony Hall
November 10, 2019 - New York

All Brunch prices do not reflect applicable gratuity or additional beverages. Each guest will be presented with a bill for the optional 18% gratuity. The Choir brings their experience of Harlem and the Black Church to Times Square in a foot stomping, hand clapping show for fans from around the world. The home-style "all you can eat" southern buffet is guaranteed to fill the hole in your soul, and the Choir's joyous performance will have you dancing on the stage.

Masterworks Series: Platt, Smetana - Bargemusic
November 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

Horszowski Trio: Jesse Mills, violin; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; Rieko Aizawa, piano

Orfeo ed Euridice - Metropolitan Opera
November 10, 2019 - New York

Mark Morris's spirited take on the ancient Orpheus myth stars mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton as Orfeo, the grieving lover on a quest through the underworld. Soprano Hei-Kyung Hong sings the plaintive Euridice. Mark Wigglesworth conducts Gluck's elegant score, a pinnacle of the Baroque repertoire.

Opera and Classical Music in New York City This Weekend

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Neave Trio's 'Her Voice' Album Release Concert - SubCulture
November 10, 2019 - New York

The Boston-based Neave Trio celebrates the release of its fourth album Her Voice (Chandos Records) with a performance at SubCulture. The GatherNYC series presents live music by celebrated artists with artisanal coffee and pastries for a one-hour concert in an urban oasis hidden beneath the streets of New York. Her Voice honors three distinguished women composers' unique voices: from the late Classical style of Louise Farrenc, to the buoyant melodies of Amy Beach, to the dramatic atmosphere of Rebecca Clarke. On this concert, the trio performs two works from the album: Amy Beach's Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 150 and Rebecca Clarke's Piano Trio.$20.Presented by GatherNYChttp://subculturenewyork.com/event/gathernyc-neave-trio/ info@subculturenewyork.com 212-533-5470

Leonid Desyatnikov chamber concert - Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hal
November 10, 2019 - New York City

M.ART presents a concert of chamber music by Leonid Desyatnikov, one of the most celebrated and widely performed Russian composers. On November 10th on a legendary stage of Carnegie Hall an ensemble of brilliant Russian musicians led by pianist Alexei Goribol will perform preludes from the piano cycle Songs of Bukovina which was commissioned for Alexei Ratmanskys new ballet for American Ballet Theater (ABT) and Desyatnikovs recital compositions Love and Life of the Poet, a cycle based on avant-garde poems by Daniil Kharms and Nikolai Oleinikov.It should be recalled that Desyatnikov is not only the composer that inspired many of Alexei Ratmanskys ballets for the New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theater (ABT), he also composed opera The Children of Rosenthal to the libretto by Vladimir Sorokin, and arranged music by Astor Piazzolla, and created music to such movies as Sunset, Moscow Nights, All That Is Tender, Moscow, His Wifes Diary.Desyatnikovs musical ideas tap into the Russian classical tradition. The melodic developments of Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Stravinsky proved to be more important for the composer than the bold advances of the XX century avant-garde.... (read more)

IV George Gershwin Piano Competition 2019 - Christ & St. Stephen's Church
November 10, 2019 - New York

George Gershwin International Music Competitionaims to discover talent, reward brilliance, and celebrate musical artistry.Founded in 2013 by American pianist and composerMichael Bulychev-Okser, the competition is open to talented musicians of all nations, races, and walks of life, emphasizing cross-cultural music experience. Held biannually in three NYC venues, the Competitionis named after George Gershwin, whose music had long been a part of the American consciousness.Entrants 2019 start at age 8 and will travel to New York from the Republic of Georgia, Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Bolivia, Norway, Serbia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Belgium, Armenia, and 25 U.S. states to perform works by George Gershwin as well as selections by Chopin, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and others. In addition to monetary awards, the competition offers 2 years of concert promotion in USA, Europe and Asia, Recording/branding, orchestral engagements, and specialty prizes for all age groups at the competition.The distinguished panel of judges includes the internationally acclaimed pianist, Winner of the Van Cliburn C... (read more)

Orfeo ed Euridice - Metropolitan Opera
November 10, 2019 - New York

Mark Morris's spirited take on the ancient Orpheus myth stars mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton as Orfeo, the grieving lover on a quest through the underworld. Soprano Hei-Kyung Hong sings the plaintive Euridice. Mark Wigglesworth conducts Gluck's elegant score, a pinnacle of the Baroque repertoire.

Orfeo ed Euridice - Metropolitan Opera
November 10, 2019 - New York

Mark Morris's spirited take on the ancient Orpheus myth stars mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton as Orfeo, the grieving lover on a quest through the underworld. Soprano Hei-Kyung Hong sings the plaintive Euridice. Mark Wigglesworth conducts Gluck's elegant score, a pinnacle of the Baroque repertoire.

Audrey Hepburn's Daydream: The French and American Songbook Feat. Margot Sergent - Club Bonafide
November 10, 2019 - New York

AUDREY HEPBURN's Daydream: Margot Sergent sings the French and American SongbookAudrey Hepburn Day Dream is the irresistible, charming brainchild of double-threat Margot Sergent on vocals and harp. Inspired by the timeless beauty, elegance and charisma of Audrey Hepburn's version of Moon River, Margot Sergent has imagined a magnificent musical reverie through the golden age of the French-American exchange in the spirit of "An American in Paris."

An die Musik - Merkin Hall
November 10, 2019 - New York

OBOE, STRING TRIO & PIANOAn die Musik has inspired audiences with their "ardent impetuosity, musical integrity and fiery instrumental brilliance." New York TimesWorks by Mozart, Beethoven, Handel/Halvorsen and SchubertMark Peskanov, violinNicholas Mann, violaThomas Demenga, celloRobert Ingliss, oboeConstance Emmerich, piano

Paul Meyers - Mezzrow Jazz Club
November 10, 2019 - New York

Guitarist Paul Meyers returns to Mezzrow with his band for a night of standards and originals.

Panas Athanatos & Friends - Mezzrow Jazz Club
November 10, 2019 - New York

Join guitarist Panas Athanatos & friends for our after-hours set.

Neave Trio's "Her Voice" Album Release Concert - SubCulture NYC
November 10, 2019 - New York

The Boston-based Neave Trio celebrates the release of its fourth album Her Voice (Chandos Records) with a performance at SubCulture. The GatherNYC series presents live music by celebrated artists with artisanal coffee and pastries for a one-hour concert in an urban oasis hidden beneath the streets of New York. Her Voice honors three distinguished women composers' unique voices: from the late Classical style of Louise Farrenc, to the buoyant melodies of Amy Beach, to the dramatic atmosphere of Rebecca Clarke. On this concert, the trio performs two works from the album: Amy Beach's Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 150 and Rebecca Clarke's Piano Trio.

Orfeo ed Euridice - The Metropolitan Opera
Through November 10, 2019 - New York

Mark Morris's spirited take on the ancient Orpheus myth stars mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton as Orfeo, the grieving lover on a quest through the underworld. Soprano Hei-Kyung Hong sings the plaintive Euridice. Mark Wigglesworth conducts Gluck's elegant score, a pinnacle of the Baroque repertoire.

Orfeo ed Euridice - The Metropolitan Opera
Through November 10, 2019 - New York

Mark Morris's spirited take on the ancient Orpheus myth stars mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton as Orfeo, the grieving lover on a quest through the underworld. Soprano Hei-Kyung Hong sings the plaintive Euridice. Mark Wigglesworth conducts Gluck's elegant score, a pinnacle of the Baroque repertoire.

Akhnaten - The Metropolitan Opera
Through December 07, 2019 - New York

Director Phelim McDermott tackles another one of Philip Glass's masterpieces, following the now-legendary Met staging of Satyagraha. Star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo is the title pharaoh, the revolutionary ruler who transformed ancient Egypt, with the striking mezzo-soprano J'Nai Bridges in her Met debut as his wife, Nefertiti. To match the opera's hypnotic, ritualistic music, McDermott has created an arresting vision that includes a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers. Karen Kamensek conducts in her Met debut.

Porgy and Bess - The Metropolitan Opera
Through February 01, 2020 - New York

BY GEORGE GERSHWIN, DUBOSE AND DOROTHY HEYWARD, AND IRA GERSHWINOne of America's favorite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson's stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. "If you're going to stage Gershwin's opera, this is how," raved the Guardian when the new production premiered in London in 2018. David Robertson conducts a dynamic cast, featuring the sympathetic duo of Eric Owens and Angel Blue in the title roles and an all-star ensemble that includes Golda Schultz, Latonia Moore, Denyce Graves, Frederick Ballentine, Alfred Walker, and Ryan Speedo Green.Porgy and Bess Special Events

Madama Butterfly - The Metropolitan Opera
Through April 11, 2020 - New York

Leading sopranos Hui He and Ana Mara Martnez share the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Andrea Car as the American naval officer who abandons her. The great Plcido Domingo makes his role debut as Sharpless, alternating with Paulo Szot and Markus Brck, and Elizabeth DeShong is Suzuki, sharing the role with Maria Zifchack. Pier Giorgio Morandi is on the podium for Anthony Minghella's sweeping production, a perennial audience favorite.

Madama Butterfly - The Metropolitan Opera
Through April 11, 2020 - New York

Leading sopranos Hui He and Ana Mara Martnez share the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Andrea Car as the American naval officer who abandons her. The great Plcido Domingo makes his role debut as Sharpless, alternating with Paulo Szot and Markus Brck, and Elizabeth DeShong is Suzuki, sharing the role with Maria Zifchack. Pier Giorgio Morandi is on the podium for Anthony Minghella's sweeping production, a perennial audience favorite.

La Bohme - The Metropolitan Opera
Through May 17, 2020 - New York

Three casts of captivating artists bring Puccini's classic tragedy of bohemian friends and lovers to life in Franco Zeffirelli's immortal staging. Tenors Matthew Polenzani, Roberto Alagna, and Joseph Calleja trade off as the exuberant Rodolfo, alongside sopranos Ailyn Prez, Hei-Kyung Hong, and Maria Agresta as the fragile Mim. Marco Armiliato and Emmanuel Villaume share conducting duties.


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