Monday, March 29, 2010

Music and Spectacle

New York City Opera has apparently survived its recent brush with financial ruin. When people ask me why, and they do, I say there are lots of reasons to love Opera--music and spectacle are just the two most obvious answers. I dig the out of control narratives--it's life made ludicrously large, and gorgeous.

On April 3rd, New York City Opera is giving us another chance to love opera.

A Family matinee of L’√Čtoile. (Est il possible?) And tickets start at just $6!

Details from their website are below:
NEW YORK CITY OPERA
EMMANUEL CHABRIER
L'ETOILE FAMILY MATINEE
APRIL 3, 2010
Introduce your children to the music and characters of
L’√Čtoile, Chabrier’s hilarious opera about a madcap king whose destiny is linked to one unlucky peddler. Together they try to escape a grim fate foretold in the stars. Sung in French with English dialogue and supertitles, this special one-hour version of the opera will follow an interactive program for families, featuring the New York City Opera Orchestra and select cast members.

Ticket holders are also invited to a special pre-performance concert at 12:00pm on the Promenade by the New York City Opera Children's Chorus and the InterSchool Orchestras of New York. 
Sung in French with spoken dialogue in English, all with English Supertitles.

Date
Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 at 1:30pm

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