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Innovation, Competition, and Comparison: A Mozart-Salieri Showcase
Contrasting their innovative works and styles, Jane Marsh showcases three singers in excerpts from both composers’ operas, including those featured in the Met’s 2015–16 Mozart repertoire.
Sunday, May 01, 2016 4:00 PM
CANCELLED - Musical Chairs: Jessye Norman
One of the world’s most celebrated singers, Jessye Norman has conquered a repertory that includes the operas of Strauss, Wagner, Berlioz, Poulenc, Stravinsky and Schoenberg, as well as a vast variety of songs. In this event she joins Executive Director, Public Programs, Paul Gruber, to discuss her extensive career.
Tuesday, May 03, 2016 6:00 PM
Memories from the Golden Horseshoe Part 3
Met broadcast commentator Ira Siff takes us on a tour of his first years of opera-going during the five final seasons at the old Met on Broadway and 39th Street, from 1961 to 1966.
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 11:00 AM
The Opera Stage Director's Point of View Part I: How and why did you become an opera stage director?
In his first lecture, Jay Lesenger outlines the development and contribution of stage directors from opera's earliest days to the present and describes the surprising (and coincidental) circumstances that led to his becoming a stage director, producer, and teacher.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 2:00 PM
The Opera Stage Director's Point of View Part II: How do you bring the production to the stage?
In his second lecture, Jay Lesenger illustrates the complex process of bringing an opera production from the composer's score to the stage, using set models, sketches, photographs and video from some of his recent productions including Puccini's Madama Butterfly, Mozart's The Magic Flute, Thea Musgrave's Pontalba, and John Corigliano/William H. Hoffman's The Ghosts of Versailles, among others.
Thursday, May 12, 2016 2:00 PM
Musical Chairs: Jane Marsh 50th Anniversary Celebration
The first singer to win the Gold Medal at Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Competition, Jane Marsh has performed in many of the leading opera houses around the world and appeared on numerous recordings as well as TV and radio shows.
Sunday, May 15, 2016 4:00 PM
Lesser-Known Verdi Gems: Arias and Duets - Giovanna D'Arco & Il Corsaro
Join Jane Marsh in this two-part series as she explores the exceptionally stunning vocal glory of these little known Verdi operas.
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 2:00 PM
Lesser-Known Verdi Gems: Arias and Duets - I vespri Siciliani & La forza del destino
Join Jane Marsh in this two-part series as she explores the exceptionally stunning vocal glory of these little known Verdi operas.
Thursday, June 09, 2016 2:00 PM
Points of Inspiration: Where Opera and Art History Meet - The Operatic World Captured on Canvas
In addition to capturing on canvas the drama of opera’s greatest trysts and tragedies, artists have also found inspiration in both the grand and the intimate side of opera culture, as can be seen in the works of Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt. This session will explore all of these connections and more, as we examine different ways operas either inspired—or were inspired by—famous works of art.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 5:30 PM
Points of Inspiration: Where Opera and Art History Meet - The Artist in the Opera House
Artistic visions by Marc Chagall, David Hockney, and William Kentridge have all been featured on the Met stage, and artists such as Maurice Sendak and Jun Kaneko have directed and designed opera productions across the globe. This session will take an in-depth look at the history and evolution of various opera productions as we traverse the renderings of canonic operas by legendary artists.
Thursday, June 16, 2016 5:30 PM
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Friday, April 29, 2016
Backstage Tour
3:00 PM
At the Met: La Boheme
7:30 PM
30
Saturday, April 30, 2016
At the Met: Elektra
1:00 PM
At the Met: Die Entfuhrung
8:00 PM
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Monday, May 02, 2016
At the Met: Otello
7:30 PM
3 4
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Memories from the Golden Horseshoe Part 3
11:00 AM
At the Met: Elektra
8:00 PM
5
Thursday, May 05, 2016
At the Met: La Boheme
7:30 PM
6
Friday, May 06, 2016
At the Met: Otello
7:30 PM
7
Saturday, May 07, 2016
At the Met: Die Entfuhrung
1:00 PM
At the Met: Elektra
8:00 PM