gypsy

SAMANTHA BROWN’S PLACES TO LOVE
Budapest, Hungary

 

Samantha takes in the stunning views overlooking the entire city atop Fisherman’s Bastion on the Buda side of the Danube. At the opulent New York Cafe, Samantha experiences the local coffee culture and samples some tasty treats. Off to the Szechenyi Thermal Bath, Samantha takes the time to soak and swim in these popular relaxing mineral pools. At the Hungarian Parliament, Samantha enjoys the grand beauty of this historic building. Meeting up again with her friend she visits the Michelin-rated Stand restaurant and tries their elegant spin on traditional Hungarian Goulash. Budapest is all about classical music particularly at the Franz Liszt Music Academy, where she chats with world-class violinist Joshua Bell about his music and Budapest’s influence upon him. Following the theme of music, Samantha enjoys skyline views atop the Aria Hotel Budapest, a hotel dedicated to music and musicians. The Dohany Street Synagogue is the world’s second oldest synagogue and is Samantha’s next stop, where she takes in its history with Chief Rabbi Robert Frolich. Closing out her night, Samantha rejoins Joshua Bell and fellow violinist Barnabas Kelemen at a local spot as they enjoy a live performance of gypsy violinists.

 

 

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
Il Trovatore

 

Verdi’s classic opera stars Anna Netrebko in her Met role debut as Leonora. Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings Count di Luna, with Yonghoon Lee as Manrico, the title character, Stefan Kocan as Ferrando and Dolora Zajick as the gypsy Azucena.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
Carmen

 

Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter Escamillo, who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another.

 

MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!
Miss Marple, Season 7: Endless Night

 

Miss Marple befriends Mike, a charming chauffeur whose young wife died after they planned their dream home in a spot known locally as Gypsy’s Acre, fueling speculation of a gypsy curse. After two more suspicious deaths, Miss Marple begins to sort out the clues, but can she solve the mystery before she finds herself in danger?