Oct
19
to Oct 21

Mary Claire Curran in Usher House and The Canterville Ghost

Mary Claire Curran will cover the roles of Madeline Usher and Virginia Otis in Gordan Getty's double bill Usher House and The Canterville Ghost, a co-production between Center for Contemporary Opera and LA Opera.

October 19, 7:30pm
October 21, 7:30pm

The Kaye Playhouse
East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Aves
Courtyard Entrance
New York, NY 10065
212-772-4448

Tickets at http://centerforcontemporaryopera.org/season-20172018/usher-housecanterville-ghost/ 

SYNOPSIS

Usher House

Roderick Usher is the last surviving male member of his family, living as a recluse in his vast ancestral home with his twin sister, Madeline. She is slowly dying of a disease for which her doctor seems unable or unwilling to find a cause or a cure. Roderick begs an old friend to visit. Shortly after the friend’s arrival, Madeline dies and is buried in a vault beneath the house. In an attempt to calm the increasingly distracted Roderick, his friend reads to him from a medieval romance. As the climax of the tale is reached, the figure of Madeline appears–she had been buried alive and has clawed her way out of the vault to find her brother. Roderick is overcome by horror and as he and Madeline both confront death, the House of Usher collapses around them.

The Canterville Ghost

The opera is based on Oscar Wilde’s story of the same name. Sir Simon de Canterville, a centuries-old spirit, tries desperately to scare the current residents of Canterville Chase. But his new “audience,” a family of rich Americans, doesn’t take his ghostly presence seriously. He is admonished by the adults and tormented by the family’s rambunctious two sons. Poor Sir Simon feels like a once-great actor, whose art no longer makes an impression. Only the young daughter, Virginia, feels sympathy for the Canterville ghost. She helps the spirit find his eternal rest in the end.

 

 

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Jun
1
to Jun 3

Kirsten Scott & Liana Guberman in The Magic Flute with Bare Opera

GOWANUS LOFT - 61 9TH ST C8 - BROOKLYN, NY 11215

Bare Opera presents a new, bold reinterpretation of Mozart's timeless masterpiece The Magic Flute, featuring critically-acclaimed performers. In the open space of Gowanus Loft, magic and absurdity meet urban surrealism to explore the opera through a 21st-century lens. Come and join Tamino and Pamina's mystical journey as they discover if the path to enlightenment means taking on another's perspective or forging your own path.

Liana Guberman | First Lady

Kirsten Scott | Second Lady

Tickets available at http://www.bareopera.org/magic-flute/

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May
21
to May 28

Ricardo Rivera in HeartBeat Opera's Carmen

At: Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, NYC

Tickets available at http://www.heartbeatopera.org/tickets/

Escamillo // Ricardo Rivera

Carmen in a new 120-minute-long arrangement by conductor, Daniel Schlosberg, adapted by director, Louisa Proske who distilled the action to just the four main characters with the addition of two non-singing roles.

This new arrangement of Carmen has been scored for saxophone, acoustic/electric guitar, double bass, acoustic/electric violin, drum kit, piano, and organ. The conductor and musical director, Daniel Schlosberg, who also reorchestrated the adaptation, will play piano and organ in the performance similarly to how conductors during the baroque period, and in some cases today of operas with continuo, would lead the orchestra from a harpsichord in the pit.

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Feb
11
7:30 PM19:30

Cody Quattlebaum, Samantha Hankey and Jakub Józef Orliński - Handel's 'Agrippina'

Juilliard at Alice Tully Hall - Concert Version

Cody performing as Claudio and Jakub as Ottone / Samantha Hankey as Agrippina in the concert version

https://events.juilliard.edu/event/1769/handels-agrippina/?date=22459

Also playing on February 18th, 20th and 22nd at the Wilson Theater - Staged Version

https://events.juilliard.edu/event/1628/opera-handels-agrippina/?date=14290

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Dec
16
8:00 PM20:00

Jakub Józef Orliński - Handel's Messiah with Houston Symphony Orchestra

Jones Hall at Houston Theater, TX

Celebrate Christmas with Houston’s premier performances of Handel’s Messiah. This timeless classic is brought to life through brilliant Baroque arias and rousing choruses. From “Ev’ry Valley” to the famed “Hallelujah” chorus, Handel’s Messiah is a true Houston Symphony holiday tradition.

Additional performances on December 15th, 17th and 18th.

http://www.houstonsymphony.org/tickets/production/detail?id=7545

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Dec
15
1:15 PM13:15

Sarah Hawkey - Duo Seraphim Hors d'oevres: Sound Bites of 17th c. France

St. Bart's Chapel at 51st Street and Park Avenue, NYC

The term "French Baroque music" usually recalls the grandeur of 18th-century Versailles. In this program, Duo Seraphim relish in the delicacy of 17th-century French music. From the ethereal delight of Moulinié's lute songs to the brash individuality of Machy's dance music, this program celebrates the cozy effervescence of French music before Lully.

Featuring soprano Sarah Hawkey and viola da gambist Niccolo Seligmann, Duo Seraphim brings new perspectives to old repertoire, performing rarely heard music with intimacy and verve, and approaching historical performance with masterful ease and delightful enthusiasm. We are overjoyed to share our debut season with Gotham Early Music Scene!

http://gemsny.org/current-season/27-midtown-concerts/current-season/97-december-15-2016-duo-seraphim-hors-d-oevres-sound-bites-of-17th-c-france

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Dec
10
8:00 PM20:00

Cody Quattlebaum - The Cecilia Chorus of New York with Orchestra

Carnegie Hall

Music Director Mark Shapiro and ASCAP Award-winner The Cecilia Chorus of New York (180 voices with orchestra) present "A Bach Family Christmas", featuring J. S. Bach's Magnificat, seasonal works by Bach's relatives, and the world premiere of Jonathan Breit's comic intermezzo Der Zippelfagottist, in which Bach insults a bassoon player. Soloists include Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Rihab Chaieb and Wolf Trap Young Artist Matthew Swensen.

https://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2016/12/10/0800/PM/The-Cecilia-Chorus-of-New-York-with-Orchestra/

 

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