Opera and Classical Audio Listings for Dec. 27-Jan. two

December 27th, 2013

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Opera

‘La Descente d’Orph?e aux Enfers’ (Wednesday, up coming Friday and Jan. five) For Gotham Chamber Opera’s 2nd manufacturing of the year, Charpentier’s shining opera on the Orpheus fantasy, the firm teams with the skilled early-tunes forces of Trinity Wall Road — the Trinity Choir and Baroque Orchestra — on their property turf of St. Paul’s Chapel as portion of Trinity’s Twelfth Evening Festival. Gotham’s inventive director, Neal Goren, conducts, and Andrew Eggert directs a forged that includes Daniel Curran, Jeffrey Beruan and Jamilyn Manning-White. Wednesday and subsequent Friday at seven p.m., Jan. five at 5 p.m., St. Paul’s Chapel, Broadway at Fulton Avenue, Lower Manhattan, gothamchamberopera.org, (212) 279-4200 $ 15 to $ a hundred twenty five. (Zachary Woolfe)

? ‘Falstaff’ (Friday, Monday and next Friday) Robert Carsen’s insightful, impacting and hilarious new manufacturing of this Verdi opera shifts the setting from the time of Henry IV to England in the fifties. For sheer theatrical flair and imagination, it is 1 of the greatest exhibits in city. The excellent baritone Ambrogio Maestri provides his powerhouse voice and Falstaffian physique to the title position. Stephanie Blythe as Mistress Speedily, Angela Meade as Alice Ford and Lisette Oropesa as Nannetta are other standouts in the exceptional solid. James Levine conducts a lithe and delicate overall performance, though on opening night time there have been curious times of shakiness amongst the singers and the orchestra. (Via Jan. eleven.) At seven:30 p.m., Metropolitan Opera Home, Lincoln Middle, (212) 362-6000, metoperafamily.org $ 27 to $ 445. (Anthony Tommasini)

‘Die Fledermaus’ (Tuesday) Toast the new year with Strauss’s operetta, executed with a revised libretto by the playwright Douglas Carter Beane and new English-language lyrics by the production’s director, Jeremy Sams. Adam Fischer conducts a promising cast, with Susanna Phillips, Paulo Szot, Anthony Roth Costanzo and Danny Burstein. (By means of Feb. 22.) At 6:30 p.m., Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Centre, metoperafamily.org, (212) 362-6000 $ forty two to $ 595. (Vivien Schweitzer)

? ‘The Magic Flute’ (Saturday, Monday and Thursday) With the revival of Julie Taymor’s well-liked creation of this Mozart opera, the exceptional British conductor Jane Glover has grow to be only the third woman to conduct at the Fulfilled. Ms. Glover draws a heat, nuanced and magisterial efficiency from the orchestra. This is the loved ones-friendly “Magic Flute,” with the rating trimmed to 100 minutes, performed without having an intermission, and offered in a snappy English translation by J.D. McClatchy. The winning cast is headed by Alek Shrader as Tamino and Heidi Stober as Pamina. (Matthew Plenk and Mary Dunleavy sing these roles on Saturday.) Nathan Gunn’s earthy, bungling Papageno seemed the favourite character of the laughing young children in the audience on opening night. (John Moore sings the part in Saturday’s efficiency.) Saturday at eight p.m., Monday at eleven a.m., Thursday at 7 p.m., Jan. four at one p.m., Metropolitan Opera Property, (212).362-6000, metoperafamily9.org $ 79 to $ 235 remaining. (Tommasini)

The Pirates of Penzance’ (Friday via Tuesday) Albert Bergeret and his spirited New York Gilbert &amp Sullivan Players offer this Savoyards favourite as part of the company’s finish-of-year celebrations. Friday, Saturday and Tuesday at 8 p.m., Saturday at two p.m., Sunday and Monday at 3 p.m., Symphony Place, 2537 Broadway, at ninety fifth Road, (212) 864-5400, symphonyspace.org $ 67 to $ 97 $ 59 to $ 89 for sixty five+. (Schweitzer)

‘Tosca’ (Saturday) Intelligence and artistry come jointly in Sondra Radvanovsky’s portrayal of Tosca who starts out sweet and grows in stature and vocal heft over the training course of the opera. Luc Bondy’s bleak creation also includes the Sicilian tenor Marcello Giordani as an ardent Cavaradossi George Gagnidze reprises his coolly cruel Scarpia and Marco Armiliato conducts. At twelve:30 p.m., Metropolitan Opera Residence, Lincoln Middle, (212) 362-6000, metoperafamily.org $ 27 to $ 460. (Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim)

Classical Audio

Bargemusic (Friday by way of Sunday) Even though other folks uncork the fizzy reaches of the classical repertory for New Year’s Eve, Bargemusic digs further, with a recital of Bach violin sonatas showcasing its inventive director, Mark Peskanov, and 1 of its stellar regulars, the pianist Steven Beck. For four days commencing on Thursday, the previous espresso barge hundreds up on modern day music with a new winter version of its Right here and Now Festival. More than a dozen new-tunes powerhouses, including the violinists Miranda Cuckson and Jennifer Choi, execute an array of new chamber works by John Zorn, Gyorgy Kurtag and Charles Wuorinen as properly as emerging performer-composers like the pianist Michael Brown and the cellist Peri Mauer. Friday and Saturday at seven p.m., Sunday at 4 p.m., Fulton Ferry Landing, (718) 624-4924, bargemusic.org $ 35, $ thirty for 65+, $ 15 for learners. (da Fonseca-Wollheim)

New York Philharmonic (Tuesday and Thursday) Alan Gilbert and his orchestra ring in the new yr with a plan of chestnuts in slightly surreal variations performed with Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo, a duo of “musical humorists.” Two days afterwards, things get significantly far more serious as the pianist Yefim Bronfman, this season’s artist in home, joins the Philharmonic for Magnus Lindberg’s Piano Concerto No. two (2012). The software also involves “Rapture,” by Christopher Rouse, the Philharmonic’s resident composer, and Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony. At seven:30 p.m., Avery Fisher Corridor, Lincoln Centre, (212) 875-5030, lincolncenter.org $ 29 to $ 275. (Woolfe)

The New York String Orchestra (Saturday) For two weeks each December, a team of select youthful musicians are introduced to New York to consider part in the New York String Orchestra, a training program for emerging artists. The violinist and conductor Jaime Laredo, the program’s longtime director, qualified prospects the next of the orchestra’s two concert events at Carnegie Corridor. The eminent pianist Leon Fleisher is the soloist in Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 4. The evening opens with Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro and ends with Tchaikovsky’s “Path?tique” Symphony. At 8 p.m., Isaac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, (212) 247-7800, carnegiehall.org $ 13 to $ sixty. (Tommasini)

‘The Play of Daniel’ (Friday through Sunday) Drew Minter’s vibrant generation of this austerely gorgeous 13th-century songs drama was at first commissioned by the Metropolitan Museum of Artwork and offered at the Cloisters. Here, Gotham Early Tunes Scene takes it to Trinity Wall Street where it is carried out, as it initially may possibly have been intended, as portion of the Twelfth Night festivities. Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at three p.m., Trinity Wall Street Church, Broadway at Wall Avenue, (212) 866-0468, gemsny.org $ 20 to $ sixty. (da Fonseca-Wollheim)

Twelfth Night Competition (Friday by means of Thursday) As the final notes of its joyful “Messiah” echo by way of the church, Trinity Wall Road embarks on a audio pageant commemorating the 12 times of the Nativity. On Saturday at 6 p.m., the church’s choir performs motets by Dufay, Obrecht, Ockeghem and other people in “N?el et la Vierge Marie: A Franco-Flemish Christmas Celebration.” Monday’s lunchtime live performance, featuring the marvelous Trinity Baroque Orchestra and Choir underneath the audio director Julian Wachner presents two Bach cantatas, “Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin” and “Meine Seel erhebt den Herren” as effectively as Britten’s “Canticle IV: Journey of the Magi.” The soloists are the countertenor Geoffrey Williams, the tenor Steven Caldicott Wilson and the baritone Christopher Herbert. On Tuesday and Wednesday at five p.m. the Clarion Culture beneath the route of Steven Fox sings Rachmaninoff’s beautiful “Vespers.” Thursday’s lunchtime concert includes three Bach cantatas: “Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied,” “Gott, wie dein Title, so ist auch dein Ruhm” and “Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele.” On Thursday at 7 p.m., the unassailable a cappella team New York Polyphony provides “Wondrous delivery, O wondrous little one,” an intimate meditation on the Nativity. Lunchtime live shows are at one p.m., St. Paul’s Chapel, Broadway at Fulton Street, Decrease Manhattan, (212) 602-0800, trinitywallstreet.org totally free. Evening live shows are at Trinity Church, Broadway and Wall Road, Reduced Manhattan, (212) 602-0800, trinitywallstreet.org $ 25. (da Fonseca-Wollheim)

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