Our Own JJ has just filed a “Fall Preview” listicle for his beloved Observer detailing eight operatic events in the New York area this fall he most looks forward to. He coyly can’t reveal what they are since the piece will not be published until next month, but in the meantime, La Cieca (pictured) asks, what are your eight (or even 10) can’t-miss opera events for the autumn? And, of course, why?
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Lincoln Center’s Great Performers presents Diana Damrau on Saturday, December 10th, joined by Xavier de Maistre on harp, performing works by Debussy, Strauss, Fauré, and more. A regular at the Met Opera, Damrau has been called “a soprano of matchless intelligence” (Guardian).
“One of the greatest proponents of the German lied tradition” (New York Times), baritone Christian Gerhaher performs an all-Mahler program on Saturday, December 17th, featuring Gerold Huber on piano. The Telegraph calls him “the most moving singer in the world.”
Both performances are at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.
Here’s your place to chat, cher public, during tonight’s Met broadcast of Le nozze di Figaro, beginning at 7:30 PM.
Fellow parterrians, my review in the Observer of this year’s PROTOTYPE festival does not appear until Wednesday.
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