So I’m in Vancouver, Canada for a week, and considering the last opera I saw was the Canadian Opera Company‘s performance of Semele at BAMlast week it seems fitting to discuss their forthcoming season, which, fittingly, features the world premiere of a Canadian Opera!
Starting tomorrow is the Early Music Festival NYC, with multiple free concerts a day in venues across the city between Friday the 13th and Thursday the 19th.
The schedule and programs are listed on their site for your planning pleasure (though really, how wrong could you go?), and the Festival gets off to a big start tomorrow with cellist Paul Dwyer performing all six of J.S. Bach‘s Cello Suites in five venues across all five of New York’s boroughs!
There are also quite a few vocal concerts in the line up, including…
And, not strictly vocal but still very relevant for this blog, an opening night concert of harpsichord transcriptions from the operas and ballets of Rameau in honor of his 250th anniversary!
No shortage of offerings as you can see! And that’s not counting many other purely instrumental concerts! So hope you enjoy!
PS: Sorry for my long absence from the blog! I sorta let it go as I was on the job hunt but realized it might be a good thing to keep going when it was brought up during one of my interviews! The comic / opera theme seemed to amuse people, haha…
Above you can see Philippe Jarouskky & Danielle de Niese duetting it up in a production from the Teatro Real Madrid. And at this other, full length YouTube video, you can see a 1993 performance from the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Italy, including Anna Caterina Antonacci and Jennifer Larmore. Enjoy it while it lasts!