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YANNICK NEZET SEGUIN
First Nighter: "Don Carlo" at the Met Is Grand Opera, "Soldier X" Marches Well at HERE
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You don't hear the term "grand opera" much anymore. That's if you hear it at all. But it's going to be revived right now in regards to the opening night performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Don Carlo at the Metropolitan Opera House.
YNS Crosses Many Borders, Musical and Otherwise
He is further looking to 'erase' the long held conventions of certain works for classical orchestras of selected repertoire for subscription audiences, for instance, that leads to a staid play list.
YNS Pumps Up the Fab Phils Volume Before Asian Tour
US-China relations have their ups and downs but the Philadelphia Orchestra is about to continue their series of musical cultural exchange with China.
Eternity in an Hour: Verdi's
at Carnegie Hall
It was as if a common spirit held everyone in thrall, and it was perfectly natural and fitting to breathe an interior, silent, communal "Amen," before erupting into the tumultuous, appreciative applause that such a magnificent and memorable performance deserved.
Philadelphia Orch's Vibrant Holiday Playlist
On New Year's Eve, Philadelphia Orchestra musical director Yannick Nézet-Séguin will be back on the podium, with champagne and joined by Met opera star soprano Angela Meade, an alum of the Philly's prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts.
Fab Phils Pumped for European Tour
Sergei Rachmaninoff 's Symphony no. 3, composed in the mid-30s, was also a commission by the Philadelphia Orchestra. It has a surface of the composer's signature romanticism, but he blasts through that shape shifting to something more aggressive.
Met Opera General Manager Peter Gelb Discusses Talent with ZEALnyc
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