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Opera in New York City This Week - November 12-November 19

November 12, 2017 - 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.

Devadasi: A Story of Sex, Power and Devotion - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
November 12, 2017 - New York

Reena takes you on her journey into a Russian Tantric Cult where she makes a man her "God," until the Goddess Kali intervenes and helps Reena reclaim the power and sacredness of her body and sexuality. Through eight characters, movement, and dance, Reena takes you on an intimate, humorous and mystical journey into the underworld. Winner of Hollywood "Pick of the Fringe" and Encore Producers' Award. Director: Christina Dunbar.

Interactive Meistersinger by Opera Pomme Rouge - Flushing Town Hall
November 12, 2017 - Flushing, Queens

This family-friendly interactive opera, composed by Wagner, arranged by Opera Pomme Rouge's director and FTH Space Grantee, Anna Tsuri will be an experience of three-dimensional scenes through the integration of audience and performers. The audience's seats will be part of the stage set, so that the audience can take part in the drama.

Madama Butterfly - Metropolitan Opera
November 13, 2017 - New York

Anthony Minghella's stunning production of Puccini's heartbreaking opera, an instant Met classic since its 2006 premiere, returns with Hui He and Ermonela Jaho in the tragic title role of the trusting geisha. Roberto Aronica and Luis Chapa alternate as her callous American lover, Pinkerton, and Jader Bignamini and Marco Armiliato conduct.

Solid Gold Lounge with Broadway Brassy and Strawberry Fields! - Sid Gold's Request Room
November 14, 2017 - New York

Music and Burlesque with Broadway Brassy and Strawberry Fields!

The Exterminating Angel - Metropolitan Opera
November 14, 2017 - New York

Following the rapturous response to his last opera, The Tempest, the Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès's The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as "inventive and audacious … a major event," The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can't escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera.

Thaïs - Metropolitan Opera
November 15, 2017 - New York

Ailyn Pérez is the alluring courtesan and Gerald Finley is the holy man who tries to resist her powers of seduction in Massenet's tale of sensuality versus spirituality. Emmanuel Villaume conducts.

Turandot - Metropolitan Opera
November 16, 2017 - New York

Puccini's grand spectacle of legendary China stars Oksana Dyka and Martina Serafin in the role of the ice princess and Aleksandrs Antonenko as the unknown prince who must thaw her heart or die. Maria Agresta, Hei-Kyung Hong, and James Morris are among the other remarkable artists featured in this cherished Franco Zeffirelli production, led by Carlo Rizzi and Marco Armiliato.

Turandot - The Metropolitan Opera
November 16, 2017 - New York

Puccini's grand spectacle of legendary China stars Oksana Dyka and Martina Serafin in the role of the ice princess and Aleksandrs Antonenko as the unknown prince who must thaw her heart or die. Maria Agresta, Hei-Kyung Hong, and James Morris are among the other remarkable artists featured in this cherished Franco Zeffirelli production, led by Carlo Rizzi and Marco Armiliato. Production a gift of Mrs. Donald D. Harrington Revival a gift of the NPD Group, Inc.

Madama Butterfly - Metropolitan Opera
November 17, 2017 - New York

Anthony Minghella's stunning production of Puccini's heartbreaking opera, an instant Met classic since its 2006 premiere, returns with Hui He and Ermonela Jaho in the tragic title role of the trusting geisha. Roberto Aronica and Luis Chapa alternate as her callous American lover, Pinkerton, and Jader Bignamini and Marco Armiliato conduct.

American Lyric Theater presents A Toast to Ten Years - The Players
November 17, 2017 - New York City

American Lyric Theater presents A Toast to Ten Years, a wine tasting recital in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the company's lauded Composer Librettist Development Program (CLDP), on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 7pm at The Players, 16 Gramercy Park South, NYC. Tickets are $125 ($50 tax-deductible) and $250 ($175 tax-deductible), and tables of four are available at $500 ($200 tax-deductible) and $1,000 ($700 tax-deductible). Tickets may be purchased by calling 646.216.8298, or visiting www.altnyc.org/a-toast-to-ten-years The event will be a wine tasting recital, during which attendees will have the opportunity to taste seven different wines that have been paired with excerpts from seven different operas developed by CLDP alumni, which have been produced across the country. The evening will be hosted by ALT's founder and producing artistic director Lawrence Edelson with Heather Meyer, East Coast regional manager for Winemonger Imports. The evening will include excerpts from: • Invisible Cities (Christopher Cerrone*) - world premiere at The Industry, LA, 2013, nominated for The Pulitzer Prize in Music • The Long Walk (Jeremy Howard Beck*/Stephanie Fleisch... (read more)

The Exterminating Angel - BAM Rose Cinemas
November 18, 2017 - Fort Greene

Thomas Adès Production by Tom Cairns The Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès' The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by The New York Times as "inventive and audacious … a major event," this surreal fantasy captures a dinner party from which the guests can't escape. Adès himself conducts, and Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production of this adventurous opera.

The Exterminating Angel - Metropolitan Opera
November 18, 2017 - New York

Following the rapturous response to his last opera, The Tempest, the Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès's The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as "inventive and audacious … a major event," The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can't escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera.

Thaïs - Metropolitan Opera
November 18, 2017 - New York

Ailyn Pérez is the alluring courtesan and Gerald Finley is the holy man who tries to resist her powers of seduction in Massenet's tale of sensuality versus spirituality. Emmanuel Villaume conducts.

The Exterminating Angel - The Metropolitan Opera
November 18, 2017 - New York

Puccini's grand spectacle of legendary China stars Oksana Dyka and Martina Serafin in the role of the ice princess and Aleksandrs Antonenko as the unknown prince who must thaw her heart or die. Maria Agresta, Hei-Kyung Hong, and James Morris are among the other remarkable artists featured in this cherished Franco Zeffirelli production, led by Carlo Rizzi and Marco Armiliato. Production a gift of Mrs. Donald D. Harrington Revival a gift of the NPD Group, Inc.

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