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Monday, April 15, 2024

New York City Ballet's 2024-25 Season to Include World Premieres by Justin Peck, Caili Quan, and Alexei Ratmansky by Natan Zamansky

The season, opening September 21, will include 58 ballets across 21 weeks of performances.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:02PM

Steinbeck and Saucy Ships: What’s Happening in Classic Arts This Week by Natan Zamansky

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SOURCE: Playbill at 09:36AM
Monday, April 8, 2024

Perhaps a Piece of Mahler’s: What’s Happening in Classic Arts This Week by Natan Zamansky

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SOURCE: Playbill at 09:36AM
Monday, March 25, 2024

Not Just a Count in Verona: What’s Happening in Classic Arts This Week by Natan Zamansky

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SOURCE: Playbill at 09:18AM
Thursday, March 21, 2024

Shereen Pimentel to Star in West Side Story at Houston Grand Opera by Natan Zamansky

The company's 2024-25 season will also include Missy Mazzoli's Breaking The Waves, Rossini's La Cenerentola, and more.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:06PM
Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Cynthia Erivo, Yuja Wang, More Feature in New York Philharmonic's 2024-25 Season by Natan Zamansky

The season will also include appearances from Gustavo Dudamel, Renée Fleming, and Tiler Peck.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:12PM
Monday, March 18, 2024

Metropolitan Opera Names 5 Winners of 2024 Eric and Dominique Laffont Competition by Natan Zamansky

Selected from 10 finalists, the winners are each awarded at $20,000 prize.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:36AM

Meow Meow, Mark Morris, and Moore: What’s Happening in Classic Arts This Week by Natan Zamansky

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SOURCE: Playbill at 09:18AM
Thursday, March 14, 2024

Jeanine Tesori's Blue, Patti LuPone, More, in Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2024-25 Season by Natan Zamansky

The season will also include Lileana Blain-Cruz's production of Missy Mazzoli's The Listeners.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:18PM
Monday, March 11, 2024

Martinů, Mäkelä, and More: What’s Happening in Classic Arts This Week by Natan Zamansky

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SOURCE: Playbill at 09:18AM
Friday, March 8, 2024

Photos: See Ramin Karimloo and Isabel Leonard in Songbird at Washington National Opera by Natan Zamansky

The jazz-infused adaptation of Offenbach’s La Périchole opens March 9.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:06PM
Thursday, March 7, 2024

The Shining Opera is Getting a World Premiere Recording by Natan Zamansky

The album of the Stephen King opera follows a 2023 Lyric Opera of Kansas City production.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:32AM
Monday, March 4, 2024

Bryonha Marie, Nathan Gunn, More Join MasterVoices' The Grapes of Wrath at Carnegie Hall by Natan Zamansky

Ted Sperling will conduct the opera by Ricky Ian Gordon and Michael Korie in April.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:42PM

'Softest Music to Attending Ears': What’s Happening in Classic Arts This Week by Natan Zamansky

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SOURCE: Playbill at 09:18AM
Thursday, February 29, 2024

David Henry Hwang Opera An American Soldier Finds Full Cast by Natan Zamansky

The opera with music by Huang Ruo will be directed by Chay Yew at Perelman Performing Arts Center.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:42PM
Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Reviews: What Did Critics Think of La Forza del Destino at the Metropolitan Opera? by Natan Zamansky

Mariusz Treliński's new production of Verdi's opera opened Febraury 26.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:42PM
Monday, February 26, 2024

Forza, Fortuna, and Frosch: What’s Happening in Classic Arts This Week by Natan Zamansky

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SOURCE: Playbill at 09:32AM
Friday, February 23, 2024

Photos: Get a 1st Look at La Forza del Destino at the Metropolitan Opera by Natan Zamansky

Mariusz Treliński's new production opens Febraury 26.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:32PM
Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Jeanine Tesori’s Grounded to Open The Metropolitan Opera's 2024-25 Season by Natan Zamansky

The New York institution will also stage house premieres of Moby-Dick, Antony and Cleopatra, and Ainadamar in the coming season.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:18PM
Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Meyerbeer's Le Prophète, Elevator Repair Service's Ulysses, More, Part of Bard SummerScape 2024 Season by Natan Zamansky

The eight-week summer festival will begin June 20 at the Fisher Center at Bard College.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:36AM
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Lileana Blain-Cruz to Direct The Listeners at Opera Philadelphia by Natan Zamansky

The company’s 2024-25 season will also include The Anonymous Lover and Don Giovanni.

SOURCE: Playbill at 08:02AM
Monday, February 12, 2024

MasterVoices to Perform NYC Premiere of Doug Varone's To My Arms / Restore by Natan Zamansky

The two-part work with music by Handel and Nico Bentley will be performed at NYU Skirball Center in March.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:02PM

Back to Back Bach: What’s Happening in Classic Arts This Week by Natan Zamansky

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SOURCE: Playbill at 09:24AM
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Bernadette Peters, Maxim Vengerov, More Feature in Carnegie Hall's 2024-25 Season by Natan Zamansky

The season, beginning October 8, will also include appearances from numerous Broadway stars.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:32PM
Monday, February 5, 2024

Met Opera's Champion, Jessie Montgomery's Rounds, More Win at 2024 Grammy Awards by Natan Zamansky

Gustavo Dudamel, Julia Bullock, and Yuja Wang also took home awards in the classical music categories.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:02PM

Metropolis in Concert, Don Carlos in Ballet: What’s Happening in Classic Arts This Week by Natan Zamansky

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SOURCE: Playbill at 10:42AM
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Bartlett Sher to Direct The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay Opera by Natan Zamansky

Originally slated to premiere at LA Opera, the work by Mason Bates will now premiere at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, before coming to the Met.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:54AM
Monday, January 29, 2024

Peck-ing Order: What’s Happening in Classic Arts This Week by Natan Zamansky

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SOURCE: Playbill at 09:12AM
Monday, January 22, 2024

Hence, Weill Instruments!: What’s Happening in Classic Arts This Week by Natan Zamansky

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SOURCE: Playbill at 09:12AM
Monday, January 15, 2024

Young People’s Concerts, The Cleveland Orchestra, and More: What’s Happening in Classic Arts This Week by Natan Zamansky

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SOURCE: Playbill at 09:04AM
Thursday, January 11, 2024

On Site Opera to Present The Immersive Coffee Cantata by Natan Zamansky

The new adaptation of Bach's Coffee Cantata will include a guided coffee tasting.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:02PM

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards