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Orphée et Eurydice from Lyric Opera of Chicago

GREAT PERFORMANCES: Orphée et Eurydice from Lyric Opera of Chicago

 

Reimagine Christoph Willibald Gluck’s enduringly popular opera based on the famous Greek myth. Dmitry Korchak, Andriana Chuchman and Lauren Snouffer star in collaboration with the Joffrey Ballet.

 

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GREAT PERFORMANCES
Doubt from the Minnesota Opera

GREAT PERFORMANCES: Doubt from the Minnesota Opera

 

This first-time collaboration between Stanley and composer Douglas J. Cuomo is a production of the Minnesota Opera New Works Initiative and is directed by Kevin Newbury. The opera stars GRAMMY Award-winning soprano Christine Brewer as Sister Aloysius, Adriana Zabala as Sister James, Matthew Worth as Father Flynn and Denyce Graves as Mrs. Miller. It is a production of Minnesota Opera.

 

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GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
Cosi Fan Tutte

 

Met music director James Levine conducts Mozart’s barbed romance, a comic masterpiece about the romantic complications that ensue when two friends decide to test their fiancées’ fidelity. Lesley Koenig’s production features a cast of rising Met stars, including Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard as the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella; Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov as their fiancés, Ferrando and Guglielmo; and Danielle de Niese as their feisty maid, Despina. Maurizio Muraro is the cynical Don Alfonso. Soprano Renée Fleming hosts.

 

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
The Exterminating Angel

 

See the American premiere of Thomas Adès’ opera, a surreal fantasy of a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape, based on Luis Buñuel’s 1962 film. Starring John Tomlinson and Alice Coote, with direction from librettist Tom Cairns and conducted by Adès.

 

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES
Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages

 

Luciano Pavarotti brought opera to the masses with “Nessun dorma”. In this concert, he performs that hit, along with arias from La BohèmeRigoletto and Aida; Neapolitan songs in arrangements by Henry Mancini, including “Mamma” and “O Sole Mio;” and duets with Bono, Sting, Vanessa Williams and Eric Clapton.

 

 

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Falsettos

 

Nominated for five 2017 Tonys, this musical presents a look at a modern family, set in the 1980s amidst the emerging AIDS crisis. Christian Borle stars as Marvin, with Stephanie J. Block as his ex-wife, Trina, and Andrew Rannells as his lover, Whizzer.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
Idomeneo

 

James Levine conducts Mozart’s early masterpiece of love and vengeance following the Trojan War. Tenor Matthew Polenzani sings the title role of the King of Crete, with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of his noble son Idamante, soprano Elza van den Heever as Elettra and soprano Nadine Sierra as Ilia.

 

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