Opera in New York City This Week - June 17-June 24June 17, 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.
Symphonie Fantastique - HERE
Through June 17, 2018 - New York
Twenty years ago in 1998, Basil Twist debuted his boundary-breaking response to Berlioz's 1830 "Symphonie Fantastique" to universal acclaim, inaugurating HERE's intimate Dorothy B. Williams Theatre. In the two decades since Symphonie Fantastique's premiere, Basil Twist has become an internationally recognized artist in opera, ballet, and on Broadway, and has won countless awards including the illustrious MacArthur Fellowship. Twist will revisit his legendary masterpiece as part of HERE's 25th Anniversary Season. In this revival, accompanied live by the virtuosic pianist Christopher O'Riley playing the exquisite Liszt transcription, Symphonie floats and swirls in a 1,000-gallon water tank neatly disguised as a puppet stage. For the many who never saw it, and for those who relish seeing it again and again, the return of this tour de force to HERE is the event of the season.
Broadway By The Year - The Town Hall
June 18, 2018 - New York
The critically acclaimed series has blossomed from an idea to what Show Business Weekly deems, "…an invaluable and entertaining jewel in the cabaret crown of New York." Ticket sales have soared and stellar reviews have included The New York Times, which calls it, "Witty, breezily paced. . .informative. . .valuable. . .the right perspective of lighthearted nostalgia..." Author/Critic Scott Siegel created the series for Town Hall, which he writes and hosts. Siegel takes audiences of all ages on a musical tour of the Great White Way, offering an entertaining verbal account of Broadway's history. Each evening celebrates the songs from Broadway shows of a selected year, sung by a cast of talented cabaret and Broadway performers. This marvelous program not only highlights favorite show-stopping numbers, it also features lesser-known gems.
Opera Saratoga Announces 2018 Festival Program - The Spa Little Theatre
Through July 15, 2018 - Saratoga Springs
OPERA SARATOGA ANNOUNCES 2018 SUMMER FESTIVAL PROGRAM THE MERRY WIDOW Music by Franz Lehár; Libretto by Victor Léon and Leo Stein THE CONSUL Music and Libretto by Gian Carlo Menotti ROCKING HORSE WINNER - American Premiere Music by Gareth Williams; Libretto by Anna Chatterton VINKENSPORT, or THE FINCH OPERA - World Premiere of Chamber Version Music by David T. Little; Libretto by Royce Vavrek Saratoga Springs, NY - Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced that the company's 2018 Summer Festival will feature new productions of four operas at in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26 through July 15 at venues throughout the region. One of the most popular operettas across the globe, THE MERRY WIDOW returns to Opera Saratoga for the first time in thirty years next summer. Hanna Glawari, the Merry Widow, is beautiful and rich... and she's captivated every man in the country. But Hanna is looking for true love. Will she be able to find a suitor that is not only after her wealth? Will the nation of Pontevedro slip into economic collapse if she marries a foreigner? Will all those da... (read more)
Opera Saratoga Announces Complete Casting and Programs for 2018 Summer Festival - The Spa Little Theater
Through July 15, 2018 - New York
OPERA SARATOGA ANNOUNCES COMPLETE CASTING AND PROGRAMS FOR 2018 SUMMER FESTIVAL DAVID ALAN MILLER CONDUCTS A 'WINNING DOUBLE BILL' FEATURING THE AMERICAN PREMIERE OF ROCKING HORSE WINNER AND THE WORLD PREMIERE OF A NEW EDITION OF VINKENSPORT, OR THE FINCH OPERA NEW PRODUCTIONS OF THE MERRY WIDOW AND THE CONSUL CONCERTS AND SPECIAL EVENTS IN SARATOGA SPRINGS, DIAMOND POINT, BOLTON LANDING, AND ALBANY FEATURED GUEST ARTISTS INCLUDE CECILIA VIOLETTA LÓPEZ, MEGHAN KASANDERS, DEBORAH NANSTEEL, JENNIFER PANARA, ALEX LAWRENCE, SCOTT QUINN, TYLER NELSON, AND ANDY PAPAS Saratoga Springs, NY - Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson today announced the complete casting and programming for the company's 2018 Summer Festival, which will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theater in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26th through July 15th at venues throughout the region. Single tickets, as well as subscription packages, are on sale now at www.operasaratoga.org. One of the most popular operettas across the globe, THE MERRY WIDOW returns to Opera Saratoga for the first... (read more)