Sunday, March 31, 2013

A great interview with Alice Coote, who appears in Giulio Cesare. 

Look forward to seeing some of you there tomorrow! We have a couple of extra tickets if anyone still wants one...

Friday, March 29, 2013

Charpentier's David et Jonathas at BAM will be wonderful. The fabulous baroque conductor William Christie and Les Arts Florissants. If you don't already love French baroque opera, you will when you hear them. Elegant melancholy and ravishing beauty.

Here is the incredibly stylish Atys they did at BAM last year:

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

On April 1 we will hear countertenor David Daniels sing Giulio Cesare at the Met. 
Handel wrote absolutely exquisite music for countertenor voices. Here's a gorgeous example, sung by Iestyn Davies:

You can read about the recent renaissance in countertenor singing here.

And this is Daniels in a stunning duet from Giulio Cesare:

Monday, March 18, 2013

Tickets start at $25 for New York City Opera performances:

There is some very exciting music in Rossini's Moses in Egypt! For instance:

The Met still has $25 student tickets available for Francesca da Rimini, Otello, and Faust.

Here is Maria Callas singing the GORGEOUS Willow Song from Verdi's Otello.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A very rare staging of a C17th Cavalli opera at the Box starting Friday, March 15.
Nico Muhly's Planetarium at BAM, March 21-25, will be cosmic.
On April 1 we will go to the dress rehearsal of Giulio Cesare at the Met.
In February we LOVED Jonas Kaufmann as Parsifal.
We are looking forward to Nico Muhly's Two Boys at the Met next season. And to this anticipatory event at Le Poisson Rouge.


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