‘Singin’ in the Rain’ Heads to Broadway in New French Production

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‘Singin’ in the Rain’ Heads to Broadway in New French Production
The beloved 1952 movie musical “Singin’ in the Rain” is aiming to dance its way back on to Broadway in 2016. Harvey Weinstein‘s Weinstein Live Entertainment announced Monday that it’s teaming with Théâtre du Châtelet to bring the Paris theater’s award-winning stage adaptation to New York. The Paris production played a sold-out run in 2014 and returned Nov. 7 for a second engagement through Jan. 17, 2016. Also Read: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire Movie 'Holiday Inn' Heads to Broadway in New Musical Adaptation Robert Carsen, who previously staged Bernstein’s “Candide” at the Châtelet in 2006 and “My Fair Lady” in 2010 and
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Opera Review: The Met’s Satiating New Falstaff

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Opera Review: The Met’s Satiating New Falstaff
Like its title character, the Metropolitan Opera’s old production of Verdi’s Falstaff was a tattered relic­. Leonard Bernstein conducted the opening of Franco Zeffirelli’s staging in 1964, which popped out of storage from time to time for the next half-century. Finally, though, the director Robert Carsen has given the Met — and the four other co-commissioning companies — a fresh and vibrant vehicle for the role’s preeminent interpreter, Ambrogio Maestri. Suddenly, these are the good old days.Directors love to drag operas back and forth across the centuries, and Carsen has chosen to set this one in the reign of Elizabeth II instead of Elizabeth I. The libretto survives the jump just fine, and the backdrop of postwar London intensifies the friction between wild comedy and an autumnal haze of sadness. Waking in a musty hotel (nicely wood-paneled by set designer Paul Steinberg), Sir John appears, first in long
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Thomas Hampson Performs the Title Role in Eugene Onegin Opposite Karita Mattila in her First Met Tatiana

Tchaikovsky's romantic masterpiece Eugene Onegin, based on the Pushkin poem, returns to the Met on Friday, January 30, with a superb international cast. American baritone Thomas Hampson returns to the role of Onegin, the haughty aristocrat who acknowledges love too late, opposite the Finnish soprano Karita Mattila making her Met role debut as Tatiana, who grows from a love-struck young girl to an aristocratic woman. Russian mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Semenchuk is her sister, Olga; Polish tenor Piotr Beczala is Lenski, Onegin's doomed friend; and Russian bass Sergei Aleksashkin is Gremin, the elderly prince who marries Tatiana. Aleksashkin will sing the first two performances and American bass James Morris, taking on the role for the first time at the Met, does the remainder of the run. Czech maestro Jiř? Bĕlohl?vek conducts all performances, through February 21. The production is by Robert Carsen, sets and costumes are by Michael Levine, Jean Kalman is the lighting designer,
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