Opera Philly 2018/19 season

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Opera Philly 2018/19 season

Post by lennygoran » Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:18 am

A handsome booklet arrived with their 2018/19 schedule but nothing really appealed to me that much. Regards, Len


https://www.operaphila.org/whats-on/on-stage-2018-2019/

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Re: Opera Philly 2018/19 season

Post by jbuck919 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:31 am

lennygoran wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:18 am
A handsome booklet arrived with their 2018/19 schedule but nothing really appealed to me that much. Regards, Len


https://www.operaphila.org/whats-on/on-stage-2018-2019/
I guess even you have seen enough of Lucia. :) (The Poulenc might be interesting. Certainly a rarity.)

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Re: Opera Philly 2018/19 season

Post by lennygoran » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:47 am

jbuck919 wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:31 am
I guess even you have seen enough of Lucia. :) (The Poulenc might be interesting. Certainly a rarity.)
Yeah not only that-the Met has a very good production of it which they do often. I thought the Handel Glass thing at the Barnes might work-it just so happens we're going to be close to Philly around that time. Regards, Len

Glass Handel

World Premiere Production
Music of George Frideric Handel & Philip Glass
Performed in English and Italian
Part of O18
Anthony Roth Costanzo brings a "unique mix of musical and theatrical strengths."—The New Yorker

Superstar countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo and the New York-based luxury art and fashion multimedia company Visionaire create an hour-long operatic art installation with the music of George Frideric Handel and Philip Glass.

Luminaries from the worlds of art, fashion, dance, and film collaborate with Costanzo to create a new way to experience live music, offering each audience member a unique immersion. Features live painting by George Condo, choreography by Justin Peck with dancer Patricia Delgado, and videos by directors and artists including Academy Award-winner James Ivory, Pix Talarico, and more.

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Re: Opera Philly 2018/19 season

Post by John F » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:59 am

"Ne Quittez Pas: A Reimagined La voix humaine." What would that be, other than a new production of "La voix humaine"? The web site blurb speaks of a "site-specific production," without saying what the site will be or why it matters. Is there more information in the booklet? And what, I wonder, would an "operatic art installation" be?

Are "Ne Quittez Pas" and "Glass Handel" a double bill, as each is about an hour long? Three performances of the Poulenc are on the same dates as "Glass Handel," but two aren't. If each is a separate ticket, then Opera Philadelphia is trying to sell two one-hour shows with one singer as if it were a full-length operatic production. Lots of luck with that.
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Re: Opera Philly 2018/19 season

Post by lennygoran » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:22 am

John F wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:59 am
"Ne Quittez Pas: A Reimagined La voix humaine." What would that be, other than a new production of "La voix humaine"? The web site blurb speaks of a "site-specific production," without saying what the site will be or why it matters. Is there more information in the booklet? And what, I wonder, would an "operatic art installation" be?

Are "Ne Quittez Pas" and "Glass Handel" a double bill, as each is about an hour long? Three performances of the Poulenc are on the same dates as "Glass Handel," but two aren't. If each is a separate ticket, then Opera Philadelphia is trying to sell two one-hour shows with one singer as if it were a full-length operatic production. Lots of luck with that.
John the booklet doesn't seem to add any added info--also it looks like they are 2 separate ticket purchases in different venues-Voix at the theater of living arts and Glass Handel at the Barnes foundation. We've been to the Barnes museum for the great impressionistic collection over there but as a space for this performance wouldn't know--I thought the art installation might be interesting but Sue seems skeptical. Regards, Len

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