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
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
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
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

Repertory for “Bel Canto at Caramoor” 2011: H.M.S. Pinafore and Guillaume Tell. 

on February 10, 2011 at 4:00 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

What impressed La Cieca at the Caramoor concert of Semiramide on Friday was not so much the quality of the performance (though that was on a solidly high level) but the magnificence of the work itself.  This magnificence stands out now in even greater relief after the comparison with Les Huguenots later in the weekend. 

on August 04, 2009 at 4:21 PM