Opera in New York City This Week - April 22-April 29April 22, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
The Metropolitan Opera is world-class and world famous, and it's among the comprehensive opera listings you can find on City Guide's calendar. In addition to the famous season of the Met Opera, full of huge opera stars, famous classics, and world premieres, you'll also find listings for the New York City Opera and operatic performances at places like Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.
13th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards - Grand Ballroom of the Plaza Hotel
April 22, 2018 - New York
The 13th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards honors five artists chosen by the editors of OPERA NEWS for their distinguished achievement in the field of opera and outstanding contributions to the opera world. Honorees: William Christie, Fiorenza Cossotto, Vittorio Grigolo, Hei-Kyung Hong and Sonya Yoncheva Presenters: Joyce DiDonato, Plácido Domingo, Quinn Kelsey, James Morris, Dolora Zajick, OPERA NEWS Editor in Chief F. Paul Driscoll Musical Tribute: Stephanie Blythe and Craig Terry
Roméo et Juliette - Metropolitan Opera
April 23, 2018 - New York
Bartlett Sher's production of Gounod's sumptuous Shakespeare adaptation was a hit of the 2016–17 Met season ("a revelation" declared the Huffington Post). Now the sweeping tragedy returns with Ailyn Pérez and Bryan Hymel, both celebrated in French repertoire, as the star crossed young lovers. Plácido Domingo conducts.
National Council Grand Finals Concert - Metropolitan Opera
April 29, 2018 - New York
Some of today's greatest singers got their start in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions including Jamie Barton, Stephanie Blythe, Lawrence Brownlee, Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Thomas Hampson, Angela Meade, Eric Owens, and Frederica von Stade. Come see the 2018 Finalists compete for cash prizes and the chance to launch a major operatic career while accompanied by the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, conducted by Bertrand de Billy. Following the concert, toast our new 2018 winners at a champagne reception on The Mercedes T. Bass Grand Tier.