Italy owns an astonishing thirty percent of the world’s cultural heritage. Fine arts, architecture, food, wine and design are some of the best known treasures, but for many, it is the music of Italy’s great composers that they hold most dear.
Andris Nelsons, conductor , Robert Sheena, English horn perform STRAUSS Macbeth, DVOŘÁK’s Othello Overture ,TSONTAKIS’ Sonnets, Concerto for English horn and orchestra, and TCHAIKOVSKY’s Romeo and Juliet
A magnificent 1982 archival recording of Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites, featuring Leontyne Price and Régine Crespin.
The ultimate femme fatale returns in a provocative staging by acclaimed director Calixto Bieito. His raw take on Carmen heightens the intense emotions pulsing through this tale of love, lust and murder.
At the time of Spain’s brutal Inquisition, the king of Spain marries the woman his son loves and sets into motion a tension-filled chain of events.
When the righteous sin, can they be forgiven? Karita Mattila returns to portray one of opera’s most vivid characters—a domineering stepmother forced to deal with her unwed stepdaughter’s pregnancy—who is driven to perform a monstrous act.
Sondheim’s “musical thriller” tells a story of obsession and revenge, spiced with a measure of black humor.
Arthur Miller’s chilling dramatization of the Salem witch trials (an allegory of McCarthyism), is the basis for Robert Ward’s Pulitzer Prize-winning opera.