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Renee Fleming, one of the world’s leading sopranos, headlines the opening night gala of the Met’s 125th anniversary season, featuring fully staged excerpts from three of her favorite operas. Joined by tenor Ramon Vargas, baritones Thomas Hampson and Dwayne Croft and bass Robert Lloyd, Fleming appears in the second act of Verdi’s La Traviata, the […]

In this segment of Young Opera, meet Laura Kaminsky, the dean of Purchase College Conservatory of Music, and conductor Hugh Murphy who worked on the spring 2008 New York premier of Lee Hoiby’s The Tempest. Learn about how Purchase encourages and nurtures their young musicians to do their best to pursue the art of opera.

Visit Purchase College and meet members of the principle players in last spring’s premier production of The Tempest. Learn about their aspirations for future roles in opera and see a scene from the world premier of Lee Hoiby’s opus.

Paula Zahn interviews curator Jessye Norman about the “Honor!” for SundayArts, an upcoming festival that celebrates African  contributions to global culture and New York City at Carnegie Hall.

Few artists of our time have had the profound impact on their art form that Paul Taylor has had on dance. People in cities and towns throughout the world have seen and enjoyed live modern dance performances due largely to the far-reaching tours he pioneered as a virtuoso dancer in the 1950s, and that his […]

The Gotham Chamber Opera is New York City’s leading opera company dedicated to the highest quality productions of chamber operas rarely performed in opera houses today. It’s mission is to present vibrant, fully-staged productions of works from the Baroque era to the present that are intended for intimate venues. Conductor and artisitc director Neal Goren […]

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 […]

In a life that inspired controversy, no one disputes the place that Jerome Robbins holds as the pre-eminent director/choreographer of American musical theater, universally respected for his unparalleled artistry. He transformed Broadway with shows such as West Side Story , Gypsy and Fiddler on the Roof and forged a career in ballet, first at American […]

This curator’s choice, from The Museum of Modern Art chosen by curator Paola Antonelli, argues that design is not always pretty. In fact, sometimes it is blunt or aggressive — especially when it is meant to deliver a clear message or depart from tradition and express new ideas. The exhibition “Rough Cut” presents a selection […]

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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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