Lincoln Center Festival
Thursday, July 10, 2014
By Elliott Forrest : WQXR Host
WQXR's Elliott Forrest spoke with Patrick Summers of the Houston Grand Opera, who is conducting this production, about the work's belated New York premiere.
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
This Chinese martial arts opera comes to Lincoln Center for 27 performances.
Monday, July 08, 2013
In this "anti-opera," audience members wear blindfolds and experience the work in a similar state to its characters, 12 people who are visually impaired and stranded on an island.
Sunday, July 07, 2013
The celebrations are already beginning for composer John Zorn's upcoming 60th birthday on September 2nd. During the next few months there will be concerts of Zorn's music in the museums and concert halls of New York City, as well as elsewhere in the world. Zorn has been David Garland's most frequent guest on Spinning On Air over the years, and now he returns to the show again, to share some new music that will be featured in two concerts that are part of the Lincoln Center Festival this month.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Operavore blogger Olivia Giovetti reviews Pina Bausch's "Orpheus and Eurydice," which fuses opera with dance at the hands of the Paris Opera Ballet as part of the Lincoln Center Festival.
Thursday, July 05, 2012
Lincoln Center Festival is taking a lean approach to several of its dramatic and musical offerings this year, with a one-person play and operas for one or two people. Olivia Giovetti reports.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Reviewing the U.S. premiere of Poul Ruders's new opera, WQX-Aria blogger Olivia Giovetti writes, "Those who have seen Lars von Trier’s bleak Dancer in the Dark know that an opera based on the 2000 cult film is not going to be a feel-good night of family fun. However, no amount of gut-wrenching, emotional self-flagellation can prepare even the steeliest soul for Poul Ruders’s Selma Jezokvá."
Friday, July 29, 2011
By Julia Furlan : WNYC Culture Producer
The tragic 2000 Lars Von Trier film "Dancer in the Dark," which featured the Icelandic pop star Bjork and the French heartthrob Catherine Deneuve, has inspired an opera, "Selma Jezková," that debuts at Lincoln Center Friday night.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
"In the course of a highly concentrated twelve days, the Lincoln Center Festival’s A Magic Flute illustrates what happens over the course of a season or multiple years in houses such as the Met," writes WQX-Aria blogger Olivia Giovetti: "How do different artists shape and reshape the art?"
Wednesday, July 06, 2011
SETTING THE STAGE follows the final stages of the three-year journey that brings the Royal Shakespeare Company to the Park Avenue Armory in New York. On the way, we meet actors, directors, technicians, visit Shakespeare’s birthplace, and generally explore the working life of an extraordinary company, who are the guardians of the legacy of an extraordinary playwright.
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
The RSC has transported seven productions and a frame-by-frame replica of its theatre to the Park Avenue Armory in New York City. The occasion is the company’s 50th anniversary, and it is celebrating by coming to the city for a six-week residency that starts on Wednesday.
Friday, July 01, 2011
WNYC's Leonard Lopate hosted a conversation with Michael Boyd, Nigel Redden, Rebecca Roberston, and David O. Frantz of the Royal Shakespeare Company about what it means to transport an entire company and theater across the Atlantic for the Shakespeare theatrical canon. Watch Michael Boyd discuss the differences between British and American audiences.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
From July 6 through August 14, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) will perform five of Shakespeare’s plays in repertory at Park Avenue Armory as part of Lincoln Center Festival. The RSC’s theater technicians are building a full-scale replica of the newly transformed Royal Shakespeare Theatre thrust stage auditorium in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Want to go out of town or keep it local? Do you crave fully-staged Strauss or Mozart with a single piano and seven singers? Olivia Giovetti breaks it all down in this guide to New York-area summer opera performances.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
By Jess Jiang
This week, the Royal Shakespeare Company announced that it will come to New York for a five-play residency during the summer of 2011, as part of the Lincoln Center Festival. And the company will perform the plays in a full-scale replica of its Stratford-upon-Avon theater reconstructed inside the ...