Opera Orchestra of New York (remember them?) will present Gaetano Donizetti’s Parisina D’este conducted by the company’s Founder & Music Director Laureate Eve Queler on May 4, 2016 at at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall. Soprano Angela Meade takes the title role in a cast that also features American tenor Aaron Blake, Chinese baritone Yunpeng Wang, Serbian bass Sava Vemic and American soprano Mia Pafumi. (Photo: Dario Acosta)
Continuing in its long and proud tradition of mystery and intrigue, Maestro Eve Queler‘s Opera Orchestra of New York has announced a concert or some other sort of music-related event for May 4, 2016. Read more »
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.
A faithful parterrian sends a copy of a fundraising letter from Opera Orchestra of New York, the gist of which is “remember all the cool stuff we did in the 1980s? Well, send us money and maybe we’ll do another opera sometime.” Read more »
“At Carnegie Hall last Thursday, a capacity crowd witnessed what might be the final official act of a monarch who has reigned for more than four decades.”
Even before Italian diva Mariella Devia had completed the stunning high D natural that capped her miraculous portrayal of Elisabetta in Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux Thursday evening at Carnegie Hall, tens, then hundreds of those in attendance leapt to their feet to shout their acclaim.
American soprano Aprile Millo rehearses for her role debut as Clara in Porgy and Bess with Opera Orchestra of New York.
Either tonight’s concert performance of I Lombardi by Opera Orchestra of New York was a “star is born” moment for Michael Fabiano, or else there is no such thing as a “star is born” moment any more.
One quick way to warm up: Watching tenor heartthrob Roberto Alagna.