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Opera in New York City This Week - January 7-January 14

January 7, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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Opera in New York City This Week
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.

Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci - The Metropolitan Opera
January 08, 2018 - New York

Roberto Alagna takes on the leading tenor roles in both parts of opera's most popular double bill. In Cavalleria Rusticana, Ekaterina Semenchuk and Eva-Maria Westbroek share the role of the woebegone Santuzza, with Aleksandra Kurzak as the hot-blooded Nedda in Pagliacci. Nicola Luisotti conducts Sir David McVicar's production, which heightens the melo-dramaticaction of this timeless verismo pairing. Production a gift of M. Beverly and Robert G. Bartner, Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Montrone, and the Estate of Anne Tallman Major funding from Rolex Additional funding from John J. Noffo Kahn and Mark Addison, and Paul Underwood

Le Nozze di Figaro - Lincoln Center
January 10, 2018 - Manhattan

An exceptional ensemble of performers—including Ailyn Pérez, Nadine Sierra, Isabel Leonard, Luca Pisaroni, Mariusz Kwiecien, and Ildar Abdrazakov—share the stage in Mozart's comic yet profound look at human nature and one crazy day in a wealthy Spanish household. Acclaimed Mozartean maestro Harry Bicket conducts Richard Eyre's high-spirited production.

The Merry Widow - Lincoln Center
Through January 11, 2018 - Bronx

Susan Graham sings the title role of the fabulous woman of the world who sets out to conquer glamorous old Paris and get the one thing that has eluded her—a commitment from her playboy first love. Lehár's delightful score of lush waltzes and beautiful ballads will sparkle with a supporting cast of Andriana Chuchman, Paul Groves, and the inimitable Thomas Allen. Ward Stare conducts.

Le Nozze di Figaro - Lincoln Center
January 13, 2018 - Manhattan

An exceptional ensemble of performers—including Ailyn Pérez, Nadine Sierra, Isabel Leonard, Luca Pisaroni, Mariusz Kwiecien, and Ildar Abdrazakov—share the stage in Mozart's comic yet profound look at human nature and one crazy day in a wealthy Spanish household. Acclaimed Mozartean maestro Harry Bicket conducts Richard Eyre's high-spirited production.

Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci - The Metropolitan Opera
January 13, 2018 - New York

Roberto Alagna takes on the leading tenor roles in both parts of opera's most popular double bill. In Cavalleria Rusticana, Ekaterina Semenchuk and Eva-Maria Westbroek share the role of the woebegone Santuzza, with Aleksandra Kurzak as the hot-blooded Nedda in Pagliacci. Nicola Luisotti conducts Sir David McVicar's production, which heightens the melo-dramaticaction of this timeless verismo pairing. Production a gift of M. Beverly and Robert G. Bartner, Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Montrone, and the Estate of Anne Tallman Major funding from Rolex Additional funding from John J. Noffo Kahn and Mark Addison, and Paul Underwood

American Lyric Theater presents ALT Alumni: Composers and Librettists in Concert - Kaufman Music Center
January 14, 2018 - New York City

American Lyric Theater presents ALT Alumni: Composers and Librettists in Concert on January 14, 2018 at 8pm at Merkin Concert Hall, Kaufman Music Center, 129 W. 67th Street, NYC. Tickets are $25 and are available by phone at 212-501-3330 or online at www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/alt-alumni-composers-and-librettists-in-concert. Alumni of American Lyric Theater's Composer Librettist Development Program are changing the landscape of contemporary opera. ALT's annual alumni concert showcases scenes from three exciting new operas taking the stage around the country, written by alumni of the CLDP. THE HOUSE WITHOUT A CHRISTMAS TREE (excerpts) Music by Ricky Ian Gordon | Libretto by Royce Vavrek* Based on the original story by Gail Rock. Commissioned by Houston Grand Opera. Adelaide "Addie" Mills wants nothing more than to have a Christmas Tree in her living room during the holidays, but to her father, James, a tree is a reminder of the promises he made to Addie's mom who died shortly after she was born. When Addie wins a tree in a contest at school, it sets off a chain of events that involve her grandmother, teacher Miss Thompson, best friend Carla Mae, and school arch-... (read more)

Prototype: Secrets Us Premiere - National Sawdust
Through January 14, 2018 - Brooklyn

In Secrets, the soprano Claron McFadden and the Massot-Florizoone-Horbaczewski jazz trio source hundreds of anonymous testimonies from the general public and audience members to craft a personal and intense experience. A musical and visual mosaic in which Claron McFadden, singing, whispering and laughing, merges sorrowful, mischievous and cynical passages into one another. Secrets poetically reveals how hidden thoughts link us all together. Claron McFadden and the trio give each secret its own rhythm and musicality: melancholy, restrained, heart-rending or playful. Each individual secret has a universal dimension. The trio has for years been exploring the boundaries between chamber music, jazz and melancholically tinged tapestries of sound, eschewing neither experiment nor improvisation. In their collaboration with Claron McFadden, their delight in playing creates sparks on stage.

The Phantom of the Opera - Majestic Theatre
Through January 31, 2018 - New York

Based on the 1910 horror novel by Gaston Leroux, which has been adapted into countless films, The Phantom of the Opera follows a deformed composer who haunts the grand Paris Opera House. Sheltered from the outside world in an underground cavern, the lonely, romantic man tutors and composes operas for Christine, a gorgeous young soprano star-to-be. As Christine's star rises, and a handsome suitor from her past enters the picture, the Phantom grows mad, terrorizing the opera house owners and company with his murderous ways. Still, Christine finds herself drawn to the mystery man. Audiences agree—The Phantom of the Opera is Broadway's longest-running hit. Ever.

Anastasia - Broadhurst Theatre
Through January 31, 2018 - New York

Inspired by the beloved films, Anastasia transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family. With its opulent settings, dazzling costumes, and a soaring score including the song favorites from the hit animated film, "Journey to the Past" and "Once Upon a December," Anastasia is the spectacular new musical about discovering who you are and defining who you're meant to be.

National Chorale’s 50th Anniversary Online Auction - National Chorale’s 50th Anniversary Online Auction
Through April 12, 2018 - NYC

National Chorale's 50th Anniversary Online Auction is live now through April 12, 2018, with new items added weekly! Bidding is now open at www.nationalchorale50thanniversary.org. Some highlights from the auction include: Private Lodge for one week in the Poconos (sleeps up to 14) 1914 Adirondack style house with six bedrooms and a sleeping porch that sleeps 14 on the three mile long Pocono Lake located in a private community. Accommodations include week long stay between Labor Day and June 15, and use of private boat located on private dock. Children and pets welcome. Value $3,000 Six ON STAGE Tickets to Handel's Messiah Sing-In on December 15, 2017 This is a once-in-a -lifetime "bucket list" experience! You and five lucky friends will get Stage Seating at National Chorale's 50th Annual Handel's Messiah Sing-In David Geffen Hall Lincoln Center as you attend the National Chorale's Holiday Season event on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm. These tickets will provide seating for you and 5 of your guests ON STAGE at Lincoln Center to sing in a chorus of almost 3,000 voices. Sit with Sing-In conductors and professional singers to celebrate the Chorale's 50th Anniversa... (read more)

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