Last week, MasterVoices, New York’s acclaimed 130-member chorus, presented a two concert production of “Orphic Moments” at Jazz at Lincoln Center as part of its 76th annual concert series.
All in Opera
The Met Opera presents a terrific new production of Mozart's "Così fan tutte" set in 1950s Coney Island and featuring Broadway's Kelli O'Hara. Only two more chances remain in this season to see this wonderful comedic opera.
On New Year's Eve, the Met Opera premiered a new "Tosca" in a bid for redemption following a controversial 2009 production of this Puccini classic; director Sir David McVicar and designer John Macfarlane deliver beauty and grandeur, and singers Sonya Yoncheva and Vittorio Gregorio are energetic and radiant. This is a must see for the opera fan or those interested in the form.
The Metropolitan Opera launched its 2017-2018 season in September with a new production of Vincenzo Bellini’s “Norma” directed by Sir David McVicar. I caught a performance of this 1831 bel canto masterpiece on Friday night; two more chances remain, this evening at 7:30pm and Saturday, December 16th at 1pm.