It was recently announced the original cast of the hit Broadway musical 'A Light at The Plaza' will reunite for a special one night only reunion benefit performance for the Lincoln Center. Now, it has been revealed that Kelli O’Hara and Victoria Clark will also been reuniting for a brand new production of 'Dido and Aeneas.' The Opera written by Henry Purcell (music) and Nahum Tate (libretto), will also star Anna Christy and Elliot Madore. The production will also feature the world premiere of a companion piece by Michael John LaChiusa ('The Wild Party' *Broadway).
With a revival of "Othello" already up and coming, The Metropolitan Opera presents the latest from Tony-award winning director and choreographer, Susan Stroman, with a new staging of the beloved "The Merry Widow." If that weren't enough, star soprano Renée Fleming takes on the character of Hanna.
Select theaters around the nation will be participating in a live, high-definition broadcast of "The Merry Widow" starring opera singer Renée Fleming. "The Merry Widow" is a Metropolitan Opera operetta by Franz Lehár featuring Fleming as the beguiling femme fatale Hanna, who captivates the Paris social seen. Susan Stroman, known for her Broadway productions including the Tony Award-winning musicals "Crazy for You," "Contact" and "The Producers," directs and choreographs the show. Other performers featured include baritone Nathan Gunn as Hanna’s lover Danilo, tenor Alek Shrader as the young nobleman Camille de Rosillon and baritone Sir Thomas Allen as the Baron Zeta. Broadway star Kelli O’Hara, best known for her acclaimed performances in "South Pacific" and "The Light in the Piazza," makes her Met debut as the Baron’s coquettish wife Valencienne.
World-renowned darling soprano Renee Fleming has announced that her latest upcoming release, Christmas in New York, is now available for pre-order.
Bartlett Sher will direct a new revival at Lincoln Center next year, while Australian audiences can see Phillips reprise the role he played on Broadway in 1996.