Opera and Classical Songs Listings for Dec. six-12

December 6th, 2013

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? ‘Eugene Onegin’ (Thursday) Deborah Warner’s conservative creation continues its run with new singers who supply a much more targeted and drastically fulfilling evening than the opening-night time solid. Right after a 5-12 months hiatus from the Satisfied due to the fact of a cyst on his vocal cord, Rolando Villaz?n makes an remarkable return as Lenski. Marina Poplavskaya may possibly lack the voluptuous sound of Anna Netrebko, but her portrayal of Tatiana is more nuanced, with palpable chemistry among her and the title character, sung by the charismatic baritone Peter Mattei. Alexander Vedernikov helps make a commendable property debut in the pit. At seven:thirty p.m., Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center, (212) 362-6000, metoperafamily.org $ 30 to $ 460. (Vivien Schweitzer)

? ‘Falstaff’ (Friday and Monday) The Franco Zeffirelli era proceeds its lengthy, slow twilight at the Metropolitan Opera as however yet another of his productions is retired. But handful of will mourn its passing as well prolonged, particularly with this staging by the acute, smart Robert Carsen arriving to just take its spot. James Levine sales opportunities a promising solid, with the jovial baritone Ambrogio Maestri in the title position and the formidable mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as Mistress Swiftly. Angela Meade, Lisette Oropesa and Jennifer Johnson Cano fill out the checklist of Falstaff’s females, Paolo Fanale sings Fenton, and Franco Vassallo is Ford. At eight p.m. on Friday and 7:thirty p.m. on Monday, Metropolitan Opera Property, Lincoln Centre, (212) 362-6000, metopera.org $ thirty to $ 485.

(Zachary Woolfe)

? ‘The Mother of Us All’ (Wednesday) Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein’s wonderful fantasy on the existence of Susan B. Anthony does not get any simpler or clearer with each and every passing calendar year, but it does get far more and more transferring. The Manhattan School of Audio Opera Theater’s generation is conducted by Steven Osgood and directed by Dona D. Vaughn. (The run carries on the evening of Dec. 13 and the afternoon of Dec. 15.) At 7:thirty p.m., John C. Borden Auditorium, Manhattan Faculty of Audio, 122nd Street and Broadway, Morningside Heights, (917) 493-4428, msmnyc.edu $ thirty, $ 15 for learners and 65+. (Woolfe)

‘Rigoletto’ (Saturday) There is one particular far more overall performance of this Rat Pack “Rigoletto,” Michael Mayer’s flashy, ingenious generation of the Verdi basic that sets the tale in sixties Las Vegas. The excellent information is the great forged and the auspicious Met debut of the youthful Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado. The baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky combines lyrical refinement and tormented expressiveness in his riveting portrayal of Rigoletto. The tenor Matthew Polenzani is a brash and vocally ardent Duke. The Russian soprano Sonya Yoncheva provides a shimmering voice and unusual ardor to the position of Gilda. At twelve:thirty p.m., Metropolitan Opera Property, Lincoln Middle, (212) 362-6000, metoperafamily.org $ 124 to $ 495 remaining.

(Anthony Tommasini)

‘Der Rosenkavalier’ (Saturday and Tuesday) Produced in 1969, this is the oldest creation in use at the Fulfilled and however the current cast, led by the superb Austrian soprano Martina Serafin as the Marschallin, makes it truly feel fresher than numerous a concept production. The wonderful soprano Erin Morley shines in her position debut as Sophie the mezzo Daniela Sindram methods into Octavian’s trousers. A roster of seasoned singers completes the forged. There is wonderful comedian performing and quick-paced intrigue, but in the end it’s the poignancy of the bittersweet ending that lingers. Edward Gardiner conducts. Saturday at seven:thirty p.m. and Tuesday at seven p.m., Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center, (212) 362-6000, metoperafamily.org $ 27 to $ 445. (Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim)

Classical Songs

? Philadelphia Orchestra (Friday) Even younger, wholesome, exuberant artists like the conductor Yannick N?zet-S?guin are not immune to illness. Now in his second season as music director of the wonderful Philadelphia Orchestra, Mr. N?zet-S?guin has withdrawn from the ensemble’s live performance at Carnegie Hall. Taking his area, although, is the always-thrilling Michael Tilson Thomas. The software, even though not adventurous, ought to be rewarding. The good pianist H?l?ne Grimaud will be the soloist in Brahms’s 2nd Piano Concerto. The 2nd 50 % is devoted to Berlioz’s popular “Symphonie Fantastique.” At seven:thirty p.m., Isaac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, (212) 247-7800, carnegiehall.org $ 20 to $ sixty five remaining. (Tommasini)

Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (Monday) Benjamin Zander, a charismatic conductor, prospects this admirable young ensemble of twelve- to 21-year-olds in the Overture to Verdi’s “Forza del Destino,” choices from Michael Gandolfi’s “Garden of Cosmic Speculation,” Shostakovich’s Symphony No. five and Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G, with Christopher O’Riley as soloist. At eight p.m., Isaac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Corridor, (212) 247-7800, carnegiehall.org $ seven.50 to $ 50. (Schweitzer)

Chamber Tunes Society of Lincoln Heart (Friday, Sunday, and Tuesday) There is no discernible concept to the Baroque Pageant presented by the Chamber Tunes Culture. But you do not need to have a single to take pleasure in the glowing chamber works of Vivaldi, Corelli, Handel and Bach, especially when put in the fingers of seasoned musicians like the violinist Erin Keefe and the harpsichordist Kenneth Weiss. Programming pulls into focus on Tuesday when an ensemble of gifted string players spot dibs on Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” and “15 Sinfonias for violin, viola and cello” in preparations by Dmitry Sitkovetsky. At seven.thirty p.m on Friday and Tuesday 5 p.m. on Sunday, Alice Tully Corridor, Lincoln Centre. (212) 875-5788, chambermusicsociety.org., $ 45 to $ eighty five. (da Fonseca-Wollheim)

Augustin Hadelich (Sunday) A violinist with a stunning seem and unimpeachable approach who marches to his possess drummer, Mr. Hadelich will be accompanied by the pianist Charles Owen for a recital that delivers collectively Beethoven’s Sonata No. one in D and Schumann’s Sonata No. 1 in A minimal alongside performs by Kurtag, Ysa?e, Janacek and Andr? Previn. At 5 p.m., the Frick Collection, one East 70th Avenue, (212) 547-0715, frick.org., sold out. (da Fonseca-Wollheim)

Juilliard415 (Monday) Monica Huggett leads the school’s period of time-instrument ensemble in Mozart’s Overture to the “Marriage of Figaro” and his live performance aria “Bella mia fiamma … Resta o cara,” with the Juilliard soprano Hyesang Park as soloist. The system also includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. one and the Concerto No. eighteen for Double Bass by the Austrian composer Johannes Matthias Sperger, with Juilliard’s Pippa Macmillan as soloist. At 8 p.m., Alice Tully Corridor, Lincoln Middle, (212) 721-6500, juilliard.org $ 20. (Schweitzer)

Musica Sacra (Thursday) This refrain offers a polished yearly rendition of Handel’s “Messiah” under the more than capable baton of its audio director, Kent Tritle. The soloists this 12 months consist of Leslie Fagan, Ian Howell, Colin Balzer and Sidney Outlaw. (A repeat overall performance follows on Dec. 15.) At eight p.m., Isaac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, Manhattan, (212) 247-7800, carnegiehall.org $ twelve.fifty to $ 128. (Woolfe)

New York Philharmonic (Friday, Saturday, Tuesday, and Thursday) The eminent conductor David Zinman returns to the New York Philharmonic for a plan offering a Thomas Ad?s perform, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 18 (with Richard Goode as soloist) and Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” Symphony. For a unique all-Dvorak system on Tuesday, the conductor Manfred Honeck sales opportunities the “Carnival” Overture, the “New World” Symphony and the Violin Concerto, with the superb violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter. And on Thursday Rafael Fr?hbeck de Burgos takes the podium for a plan pairing Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony with Strauss’s tome poem “Ein Heldenleben.” Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at 7:thirty p.m. Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Heart, (212) 875-5656, nyphil.org $ 29 to $ one hundred thirty. (Tommasini)

Orchestra of St. Luke’s (Saturday and Tuesday) On Saturday, Jo?o Carlos Martins sales opportunities this superb ensemble in an all-Bach system. On Tuesday, JoAnn Falletta conducts a program featuring Mozart’s Symphony No. 36, “Linz,” as well as two functions by the 20th-century Canadian composer Andr? Mathieu: his Concertino No. 2, Op. thirteen, and Piano Concerto No. 4 in E minor, with the Canadian pianist Alain Lef?vre as soloist. At seven p.m. on Saturday at the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, Metropolitan Museum of Artwork, (212) 535-7710, metmuseum.org, $ thirty. At eight p.m. on Tuesday, Isaac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, (212) 247-7800, carnegiehall.org, $ 7.fifty to $ eighty five on Tuesday. (Schweitzer)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (Saturday) The fascinating Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, which performs with no a conductor, is joined by the incredible Swedish clarinetist Martin Frost, who is not just a instrumentalist, but also a conductor, dancer and educator who develops revolutionary assignments involving music and choreography. On this evening he will just be the soloist in Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, on a software that contains functions by Handel, Irving Fantastic and Mozart (the Symphony No. 29). At 7 p.m., Isaac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Corridor, (212) 247-7800, carnegiehall.org $ 14.fifty to $ a hundred and ten. (Tommasini)

St. Thomas Choir of Men and Boys (Tuesday and Thursday) With this shining choir, St. Thomas Church’s variation of Handel’s “Messiah” is often amid the greatest in the metropolis. John Scott conducts it, the Concert Royal and soloists including Amanda Forsythe, Christopher Ainslie, Dann Coakwell and Jason Hardy. At 7:thirty p.m., St. Thomas Church, one West 53rd Avenue at Fifth Avenue, (212) 664-9360, saintthomaschurch.org/audio/live shows $ forty five to $ 95, $ 35 for students and sixty five+. (Woolfe)

Young Concert Artists Collection (Tuesday) This estimable firm has been promoting exceptionally gifted youthful musicians because 1961. Below, it showcases the pianist Ji, who provides a program including Bach’s Partita No. one the Bach-Busoni Organ Toccata, Adagio and Fugue Ravel’s “La Valse” and Corigliano’s “Etude Fantasy.” At 7:thirty p.m., Merkin Live performance Corridor, 129 West 67th Avenue, Manhattan, (212) 501-3330, kaufman-heart.org $ ten to $ forty. (Schweitzer)

This write-up has been revised to reflect the pursuing correction:

Correction: December 6, 2013

An previously edition of the entry about Juilliard415, utilizing info from Juilliard, misidentified the soprano soloist. Following the entry was released, Juilliard explained Hyesang Park would complete, not Ying Fang.

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