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Holocaust Opera The Passenger to Make Its NY Debut at Park Avenue Armory

Thursday, July 10, 2014

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.

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Around Broadway

Lincoln Center Festival Journeys to the West

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood lets us know what kinds of audiences might like to see this Monkey do his tricks/

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'Monkey: Journey to the West': Lavish, Lightweight Summer Fare at Lincoln Center

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

This Chinese martial arts opera comes to Lincoln Center for 27 performances.

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Audience to be Blindfolded for Lera Auerbach's Opera, The Blind

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.

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Spinning on Air

John Zorn at 60

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.

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In the Lincoln Center Festival's 'Orpheus,' the Theater Has Its Double

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.

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Around Broadway

A Madman's Macbeth

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood considers an unusual version of Macbeth starring Scottish actor Alan Cumming.

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Operavore

One-Person Shows: Star Vehicles but Compelling Drama?

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.

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Operavore

A Well-Executed 'Selma' at the Lincoln Center Festival

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."

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Features

Lars Von Trier's 'Dancer in the Dark' Inspires 'Selma Jezková' Opera

Friday, July 29, 2011

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.

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What Difference Does a Cast Make?

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?"

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A Holy and Immediate 'Flute' from Peter Brook

Thursday, July 07, 2011

WQX-Aria blogger Olivia Giovetti reviews the radically reimagined, 90-minute version of Mozart's The Magic Flute, now playing at the Lincoln Center Festival.

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A New Theater of Sound

Setting the Stage: Royal Shakespeare Company in New York

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.

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Once More Unto the Bard: The Royal Shakespeare Company Takes New York

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.

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A New Theater of Sound

Collaborations

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.

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Setting the Stage: The Royal Shakespeare Company in The Greene Space

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.

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Four Essential (and Local!) Summer Festivals

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.

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Studio 360

Shakespeare on the Small Screen

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

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 ...

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