All that glitters! Zeffirelli’s Turandot returns to the Met as thoughts turn to Ukraine

United StatesUnited States The Met: Live in HD – Puccini, Turandot: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / Marco Armiliato (conductor). Transmitted live from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 7.5.2022. (JPr)

Front: Liudmyla Monastyrska (Turandot) and Yonghoon Lee (Calàf) (c) Ken Howard

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New York’s Saint Thomas Church and Trinity Church Wall Street join forces for Bach’s St. Matthew Passion

United StatesUnited States Bach, St. Matthew Passion: Thomas Cooley (Evangelist), Jonathan Woody (Jesus), The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Trinity Youth Chorus, New York Baroque Incorporated, Trinity Baroque Orchestra / Dana Marsh (conductor). Saint Thomas Church, New York, 29.4.2022. (RP)

Thomas Cooley (Evangelist) © Scott Heins

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‘Music of comfort, strength and hope’ in A Concert for Ukraine from the Metropolitan Opera

United StatesUnited States Various, A Concert for Ukraine: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor). Broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House on 14.3.2022 and available here through 21.3.2022. (JPr)

Façade of the Lincoln Center

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Focus is on Lise Davidsen but Isabel Leonard, Brenda Rae and Marek Janowski make the Met’s Ariadne an ensemble success

United StatesUnited States Richard Strauss, Ariadne auf Naxos: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / Marek Janowski (conductor). Transmitted live (directed by Gary Halvorson) from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, 12.3.2022. (JPr)

Brenda Rae (Zerbinetta) and Isabel Leonard (Composer) (c) Marty Sohl

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