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New York has neon, Berlin has bars, but ah! Caramoor!

This summer at Caramoor, Will Crutchfield (not pictured) will conduct two Verdi operas written for the Paris Opéra.

On July 6 the festival presents Les vêpres Siciliennes featuring Angela Meade, John Osborn, Marco Nisticò and Burak Bilgili. Two weeks later Don Carlos takes the stage of the Venetian Theater, with a cast boasting Jennifer Check, Jennifer Larmore, Arnold Rutkowski, Stephen Powell and Christophoros Stamboglis.

53 comments

  • Krunoslav says:

    Great news, yes indeed.

    Stephen Powell as Rodrigue is the most exciting news to me; Nistico is a clever and stylish singer, but I wish Powell were singing Montfort as well!

    BTW, papopera: Metro North’s Harlem Line trains (leaving from Grand central, passing through Harlem/125th Street) can get you to Caramoor via the Katonah station. Then you can arrange cabs; best done in groups , I think:

    http://www.caramoor.org/planning-your-visit/getting-to-caramoor

  • grimoaldo says:

    And on the subject of Sicilian Vespers, I once again recommend this performance from Vienna, which you can listen to on BBC i player wherever you are, not just in Britain:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01pmh0f/Opera_on_3_Verdi_200_I_Vespri_Siciliani/

    I have heard the first three acts so far, it available for five or six more days.
    Angela Meade is very good, also the baritone is excellent, Gregory Kunde is terrific and omg Furlanetto ROCKS, magnificent, a performance for the ages.

  • Angelo Saccosta says:

    Amen to Camille’s comment. Heaven indeed to have them both within two weeks. One question : which version of Don Carlos ? Original or revised or combination thereof ?

  • redbear says:

    Speaking of French, the Paris Opera Awards Friday had a big win for American coloratura Jennifer O’Loughlin. Both first prize and audience prize. Panel included Arroyo and Milnes. Anybody know her work?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTsD-MQZrDQ

  • Angelo Saccosta says:

    Naturally it will be the French language. But will it be the 1867 original version or the 1886 Modena version sung in the original French ? There are huge differences all over the opera.