sábado, 2 de enero de 2016


Full reviews of recent classical performances:nytimes.com/classical. A searchable guide to these and other performances is at nytimes.com/events.

Amore Opera (through Sunday) This intimate and approachable opera company wraps up its run of Puccini’s snowy melodrama “La Bohème” in a production directed by Nathan Hull that features young singers and a full orchestra conducted by Jason Tramm. (Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.) The company’s family-friendly production of Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel,” sung in English, concludes with performances at 2:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Loreto Theater, Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker Street, near Elizabeth Street, East Village, amoreopera.org. (Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim)
‘Anna Bolena’ (Tuesday) As King Henry’s ill-fated queen in this Donizetti work, Sondra Radvanovsky — whose dark-hued soprano has an alluring, distinctive timbre — offers a riveting portrayal notable for both technical finesse and emotive power. Marco Armiliato conducts the impressive cast in David McVicar’s 2011 production, which also includes the superb mezzo-soprano Jaime Barton as Giovanna (Jane Seymour) and the bass Ildar Abdrazakov as the king. At 7:30 p.m., Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center, 212-362-6000,metopera.org. (Vivien Schweitzer)
‘The Barber of Seville’ (Friday and Saturday) The Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher’s popular 2006 production of Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” conveys the opera’s comic confusions through fluid staging and a playful set (all movable doors, staircases and potted orange trees). It has returned this season as a family offering, trimmed to two hours and performed in English translation by an enticing roster of singers, with some roles double-cast. Antony Walker conducts. Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 8 p.m., Metropolitan Opera House, 212-362-6000, metopera.org. (Anthony Tommasini)
‘La Bohème’ (Wednesday) After a brief winter break, Franco Zeffirelli’s ageless production of Puccini’s tale of young lovers returns, again, to the Met stage, but with all new leads: Maria Agresta steps in as Mimì, Bryan Hymel becomes Rodolfo and Susanna Phillips takes on the role of Musetta. Dan Ettinger conducts his first of 11 performances. At 7:30 p.m., Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center, 212-362-6000, metopera.org. (David Allen)
‘Die Fledermaus’ (Saturday and Thursday) Though it’s hard to believe, James Levine is conducting his first complete performances of Strauss’s “Die Fledermaus” with this revival of Jeremy Sams’s 2013 production at the Metropolitan Opera. On opening night, he drew a lithe and stylish performance from the orchestra, chorus and an appealing cast, headed by Paulo Szot, Susanna Phillips, Toby Spence and Susan Graham. This operetta is performed in Mr. Sams’s playful English translation of the lyrics. But Douglas Carter Beane’s new spoken dialogue trades in lame, topical jokes. Saturday at 1 p.m. and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Lincoln Center, 212-362-6000, metopera.org. (Tommasini)
‘The Pearl Fishers’ (Monday) “Au fond du temple saint,” the gorgeous duet from Bizet’s “Pearl Fishers,” is a concert staple, but the opera hasn’t been staged at the Metropolitan Opera in a century. Penny Woolcock directs a new production set in modern-day Asia and featuring projections and aerialists. Leïla, the Hindu priestess whose beauty causes a rift in the friendship between two pearl divers (the tenor Matthew Polenzani and the baritone Mariusz Kwiecien) is sung by the always-impressive soprano Diana Damrau. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the sumptuously lyrical score. (Through Feb. 4.) At 7:30 p.m., Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center, 212-362-6000, metopera.org. (Schweitzer)
‘The Pirates of Penzance’ (Saturday) This popular screwball operetta about a band of bumbling pirates on the coast of Cornwall returns in a colorful production by the indefatigable New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players. Saturday at 2 p.m., Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 La Guardia Place, at Washington Square South, Greenwich Village, 212-769-1000, nyuskirball.org. (da Fonseca-Wollheim)
Prototype Festival (Wednesday and Thursday) This vibrant festival becomes more central to the future of opera with every passing year. Opening it this time around is the premiere of Du Yun’s “Angel’s Bone,” a teeming rock opera with a libretto by Royce Vavrek that reflects on human trafficking and abuse. Julian Wachner conducts four soloists, NOVUS and the Choir of Trinity Wall Street (Wednesday at 7 p.m., at 3LD Art & Technology Center, 80 Greenwich Street, Lower Manhattan). On Thursday, at 7 p.m., there’s an early presentation of Heidi Rodewald’s “The Good Swimmer” at HERE, 145 6th Avenue, at Dominick Street, South Village. These and other performances continue through Jan. 17; a schedule and more information is at prototypefestival.org. (Allen)

Susanna Phillips and Toby Spence in “Die Fledermaus” at the Metropolitan Opera.CreditSara Krulwich/The New York Times

Classical Music
Bargemusic (Friday through Monday) This floating concert hall once again throws open its doors to Here and Now, an eclectic festival of contemporary music that typically offers virtuosity on out-of-the-mainstream instruments in a convivial setting. Among the stars of this year’s program, which is repeated across four days, are a shamisen (a Japanese type of lute), a solo viola and trombones; the composers are Yoko Sato, Elizabeth Adams, Joel Friedman, Frederic Rzewski, Martin Scherzinger, Scott Wheeler and Daniel Schnyder. Friday, Saturday and Monday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 4 p.m., Fulton Ferry Landing, next to the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, 800-838-3006, bargemusic.org. (da Fonseca-Wollheim)
Cincinnati Symphony (Wednesday) Louis Langrée, known best at Lincoln Center as the music director of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, brings the Cincinnati Symphony to town for an evening of Tchaikovsky. Alexander Gavrylyuk is the soloist for the evergreen Piano Concerto No. 1; the Symphony is No. 5. At 8 p.m., David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, 212-721-6500, lincolncenter.org. (Allen)
Counter)induction (Sunday) The clarinetist Benjamin Fingland will perform works by Delia Derbyshire, a British composer of electronic music who was a pioneering member of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and known for her arrangement of the “Doctor Who” theme. The program also features music for clarinet and electronics by Mario Davidovsky, João Oliveira and Jessica Meyer. At 7 p.m., Spectrum NYC, 121 Ludlow Street, second floor, Lower East Side,counterinduction.com. (Schweitzer)
‘The Light Within’ (Wednesday) This program, named for John Luther Adams, is the kind of multidisciplinary evening one hopes for from National Sawdust, blending the visual arts with new music. Huang Ruo is paired with the painter Rebecca Allan, and Reena Esmail’s “Perhaps” for solo cello comes with a film by Heather McCalden. There’s also Jacob TV’s “Grab It!” for boombox and guitar, plus a saxophone quartet. At 7 p.m., National Sawdust, 80 North Sixth Street, at Wythe Avenue, 646-779-8455, nationalsawdust.org. (Allen)
New York Philharmonic (Saturday, Thursday) It may not feel much like January outside, but concentrated doses of Sibelius — his Fourth Symphony and the tone poems “The Swan of Tuonela” and “Finlandia” — may bring a wintry feeling to Saturday’s concert, at 8 p.m., which also features Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with the ubiquitous Joshua Bell as soloist. There’s more Sibelius in the run of programs opening on Thursday, at 7:30 p.m., that showcase the powerful bass-baritone Eric Owens in orchestral lied selections by Strauss alongside the soprano Heidi Melton, as well as the stormy “Ride of the Valkyries” and other extracts from Wagner’s “Walküre.” (Continues through Jan. 12.) Alan Gilbert conducts both programs. David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, 212-875-5656, nyphil.org. (da Fonseca-Wollheim)
Twelfth Night Festival (through Wednesday) Trinity Wall Street’s ambitious festival of old and new works continues with a dazzling variety of offerings this week, including lunchtime performances of music by Bach and his contemporaries; contemporary harpsichord showpieces by Gerald Busby with Trinity’s own Avi Stein as soloist; and a performance of Schubert’s song cycle “Winterreise” with the baritone Christopher Dylan Herbert and the pianist William Kelley. Also on offer are the American premiere of Tarik O’Regan’s “A Letter of Rights” set to words by Alice Goodman, with members of the early-music ensemble Tenet, and the all-female vocal ensemble Lorelei performing recent works by David Lang. Performances are at various times and take place in Lower Manhattan at either Trinity Church (Broadway at Wall Street) or St. Paul’s Chapel (Broadway at Fulton Street). More information can be found attrinitywallstreet.org. (da Fonseca-Wollheim)
Jeffrey Zeigler (Tuesday) This adventurous cellist curates a program featuring Concert:Nova (a multidisciplinary chamber ensemble) and The Mitchells (a Cincinnati indie pop band), who join forces in songs inspired by Schubert’s “Miller’s Daughter” and “Winterreise.” At 7 p.m., National Sawdust, 80 North Sixth Street, at Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 646-779-8455, nationalsawdust.org. (Schweitzer)


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