Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The week in NY opera (February 18-24)

Pardon the holiday delay.

Metropolitan Opera
Parsifal (M/Th), Rigoletto (T/SE), Carmen (W/SM), Don Carlo (F)
A week after the premiere of the stupendously-cast and mostly successful new Parsifal (more posts to follow) comes the return of 2010's Hytner Don Carlo. As in its first run, the cast is more interesting than the serviceable if garish production, though this time wunderkind Yannick Nezet-Seguin has been replaced in the pit by moral midget Lorin Maazel. Saturday's Rigoletto is the last with the current cast.

Brooklyn Academy of Music
New York City Opera Powder Her Face (Th/SE)
New York City Opera The Turn of the Screw (Su)

City-Opera-in-exile turns from one British chamber opera to another over the weekend.

Carnegie Hall
Magdalena Kožená recital (SE)
English Concert Radamisto (Sunday 2pm)

Yefim Bronfman is Kozena's celebrity accompanist. David Daniels stars in the Handel opera-in-concert. The Nathan Gunn recital scheduled for tonight has been postponed.

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Absolutely no axe-grinding, please.