The wedding singers The wedding singers

Caramoor imported the venerable West-Coast period orchestra Philharmonia Baroque to perform Atalanta, an obscure pastoral work by Handel.

on July 24, 2018 at 9:07 AM
Imogenary beings Imogenary beings

Will Crutchfield’s Bel Canto at Caramoor program of concert operas concluded with a bang on Saturday with Bellini’s first success, Il Pirata.

on July 10, 2017 at 8:30 AM
Wer ein solches Weib errungen Wer ein solches Weib errungen

Opera at Caramoor rallied Sunday afternoon with an admirable if erratic performance of Fidelio which was especially memorable for South African soprano Elza van den Heever’s thrilling first-ever Leonore.

on August 02, 2016 at 8:57 AM
Opera Syria Opera Syria

“The music’s fun, but doesn’t Rossini repeat himself?”

on July 17, 2016 at 4:24 PM
Another nun bites the dust Another nun bites the dust

A leap forward of more than a century to present the Francis Poulenc opera Dialogues des Carmélites sounded ominous.

on July 30, 2015 at 1:10 PM
Something extramarital Something extramarital

Saturday evening conductor Will Crutchfield revived Donizetti’s La Favorite—unheard in New York for fifteen years.

on July 12, 2015 at 2:50 PM
Play your hunch Play your hunch

Bel Canto at Caramoor is something that I’ve always wanted to attend but never have because … well because frankly I’m just too lazy during the summers, and I’m also a big baby about outdoor performances.

on July 21, 2014 at 12:11 PM
The curse of drink The curse of drink

Two operas both alike in dignity, set in dimly lit Renaissance towns ruled by seething, conspiratorial courts.

on July 21, 2014 at 11:46 AM
Eschorcher Eschorcher

Giuseppe and I have always had a complicated relationship.

on July 21, 2013 at 3:56 PM
Les vêpres de Westchester Les vêpres de Westchester

The big news from Bel Canto at Caramoor’s presentation of Les Vêpres Siciliennes last Saturday is far from unexpected.

on July 07, 2013 at 3:56 PM
While you waste these precious hours While you waste these precious hours

It has come to La Cieca’s attention that the New York Opera Calendar is sadly devoid of content until Saturday of this week.

on July 02, 2013 at 12:01 AM
All boulevards lead to Westchester All boulevards lead to Westchester

“Let’s go up to Westchester!”

on June 21, 2013 at 10:44 AM
New York has neon, Berlin has bars, but ah! Caramoor! 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 Académie Royale de Musique.

on January 09, 2013 at 3:20 PM
Thirds and music Thirds and music

Richard Wagner told Cosima he first got the idea of composing an opera about Tristan and Isolde while he was conducting Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi starring his muse, Wilhelmine Schröder-Devrient, in the trouser role of Romeo.

on July 23, 2012 at 2:38 PM
JJ au naturel JJ au naturel

Our Own JJ has been spending a lot of time outdoors lately, which is such a novelty for him that he felt he really must write about it.

on July 13, 2012 at 10:25 AM
Conquering Ciro Conquering Ciro

By the time Rossini was 20, he had produced six operas, most of them brief, comic and slight. He admitted to admiring Mozart (not then well known south of the Alps), but the melodies of his early works show more of the influence of Paisiello.

on July 09, 2012 at 10:25 PM

The Post decided to pass on a review of the Caramoor Maria di Rohan (July 24), but the presentation is definitely worth a mention and some discussion, so let’s take it to parterre.

on July 26, 2010 at 10:43 AM

The much-publicized Takesha Meshé Kizart has withdrawn “due to illness” from the title role of Maria di Rohan at Caramoor tomorrow night (!!!) to be replaced by her cover, Jennifer Rowley.

on July 23, 2010 at 1:39 PM