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La Damnation de Faust Promo Director Robert Lepage applies his stunning artistry to Berlioz’ musical examination of good and evil. Using interactive video projections, Lepage has created a vision for the opera that seamlessly marries art and technology. Marcello Giordani stars in the title role opposite Susan Graham as Marguerite and John Relyea as Mephistophole’s. [...]

In this episode of Young Opera meet composer Lee Hoiby and librettist Mark Schulgasser who created The Tempest which had it’s New York premier at Purchase College this last spring of 2008. Lee Hoiby describes the honor of having a score he put his soul into finally produced with care and detail by the young [...]

Visit Purchase college and meet Jacque Trussel, the director, and Eric Barry, previously featured for Young Opera and the star of last spring’s premier production of The Tempest at Purchase College. Learn about the multifaceted perspectives on the role of Caliban. They talk about the importance of the aria “Be Not Afeared” and how it [...]

John Adams’ contemporary masterpiece explores a momentous episode in modern history: the creation of the atomic bomb. Movie director Penny Woolcock makes her Met debut with this production. Baritone Gerald Finley plays J. Robert Oppenheimer, the title character, in this gripping adaptation of a story that changed the course of world history. Alan Gilbert conducts [...]

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET Salome Promo Finnish soprano Karita Mattila reprises her acclaimed portrayal of the title role in Jürgen Flimm’s thrilling production of Strauss’ masterpiece. Patrick Summers conducts.

New SundayArts host Paula Zahn interviews the renowned pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim. Playing piano and conducting are his lifelong passions. He recently retired after 15 years as the conductor for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Currently he is the Berlin State Opera’s music director and principle guest conductor at Milan’s La Scala. Barenboim recently performed [...]

The Richard Tucker Opera Gala concert from New York’s Lincoln Center features celebrated stars such as Renee Fleming, Joyce DiDonato, Simon Keenlyside, Diana Damrau and others singing popular pieces by Mozart, Verdi, Rossini, Wagner and Bernstein. Maestro Asher Fisch conducts members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the New York Choral Society.

The legendary Plácido Domingo joins new superstars Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón — one of the leading dream couples in contemporary opera — for an open-air concert at the steps to Vienna’s magnificent Schönbrunn Palace. Domingo, still a thrilling opera superstar after 45 years, remains a peerless master of suave lyricism. Netrebko, the fiery Russian [...]

Filmed at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1995, this rendition of Verdi’s “Otello” is beautifully crafted by leading stars Placido Domingo and Renee Fleming. This was the first major success for Fleming at the Met, and as this release illustrates, she tackled the character of Desdemona wonderfully. In this clip, watch Placido Domingo perform the [...]

Meet Jeremiah Duarte Bills, a flautist from Julliard preparing to premier his own composition soon at the Miller Theater at Columbia University. Learn why he chose to play the flute, what he would tell younger students of the flute, the layers of depth he finds in classical music, and watch him perform an elegy by [...]

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SundayArts is made possible in part by First Republic Bank and by the Rubin Museum of Art. Funding for SundayArts is also made possible by Rosalind P. Walter, The Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation, The Philip & Janice Levin Foundation, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, Jody and John Arnhold, and The Lemberg Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding provided by members of THIRTEEN.
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