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Lois horizon

Different people look at things from different points of view: a fact so familiar it’s the refrain of one of the songs from the beloved music musical Lost Horizon. So La Cieca will have no quarrels if you don’t agree with her choices of must-see programming for the upcoming week.

How often do you get a chance to hear Honegger’s Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher anyway? So Carnegie Hall is the place to be tonight. On November 20, catch Juilliard’s last performance of Kommilitonen!, worth a listen even without any impromptu “epilogue” by Occupy protesters. November 21 is a rare dark night, cherish it. November 22 sees the return of Zeffirelli’s Bohème to the Met; those sets can’t last forever. Maybe Renée Fleming will pull herself together for Rodelinda at the Met on the 23rd; if not, there’s always Andreas Scholl and Iestyn Davies to tickle your fancy. For Thanksgiving Day on the 24, La Cieca suggests you organize a flash mob to sing the “Pilgrim’s Chorus” from Tannhäuser and post a video of the event on YouTube; staged from Hanson’s Merry Mount are also acceptable. And on Friday the 25th, those of you who can’t sneak into the final dress rehearsal of the Met’s Faust might consider hitting TKTS for discounts seats to Follies on Broadway, an imperfect revival but a rare chance to see La Cieca’s favorite musical.

More details of the week on the New York Opera Calendar.

4 comments

  • 1
    armerjacquino says:

    DISCOUNT seats? Oh, this is too much. Stupid Atlantic Ocean.

    • 1.1
      La Cieca says:

      La Cieca and a fellow diva saw Thursday night’s performance from center orchestra row S (about eight rows from the back of the section) for $70 each, a 50% discount.

  • 2
    LittleMasterMiles says:

    And for some proper holiday bombast, please consider:

    Sunday, November 27, 2011 2:00 PM
    Avery Fisher Hall

    MESSIAH…REFRESHED!
    Handel: Messiah, Lincoln Center Premiere of the Thomas Beecham/Eugene Goossens’ 1959 Orchestration

    Jonathan Griffith, DCINY Artistic Director and Principal Conductor

    Sara Jean Ford, Soprano
    Nicholas Tamagna, Counter-tenor
    Ryan MacPherson, Tenor
    Michael Scarcelle, Bass

    Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra International and Distinguished Concert Singers International

    Sara Jean Ford can otherwise be heard these days as Christine in Phantom of the Opera, and talking about it here:

    …and Nicholas Tamagna can be seen in various states of undress here:

  • 3
    Camille says:

    Very happy to see the discount Follies tix.
    We plan to go on our anniversary. What better?