Thursday, November 7, 2013

Opera, Theatre, Dance, Gallery

Here are the good November events, all in HD Live.  I hope some of them will be playing in your city.


The Met Live in HD.

Puccini’s timeless verismo score is well served with an exceptional cast. Patricia Racette as Tosca, opposite Tenor Roberto Alagna. George Gagnidze is the villainous Scarpia.

Saturday November 9,2013 at 10:55am

Dance Series.
Nederlands Dans Theater.

An Evening With Crystal Pite

Fascinated by themes such as love, conflict and loss, Crystal Pite has a keen interest in the way the body is able to render these themes. The choreographer, who is renowned for her organic, poetic style, describes Parade and Frontier as two completely different worlds, which are connected by a few similar motives and characters.

Sunday November 17,2013 at 12:55pm

Royal Shakespeare Company Live.

Richard II

Richard II is the first production to be broadcast live from Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare's home town. This performance is the first ever live cinema broadcast from the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Company with the sellout production of Richard II (the fastest selling show in the RSC's history), with David Tennant in the title role and directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran. Wednesday November 13,2013 at 7:00pm

EXHIBITION: Great art on screen

Vermeer and Music

The National Gallery, London, is offering a major exhibition on one of the most startling and fascinating artists of all-time Johannes Vermeer, painter of the Girl with a Pearl Earring. Vermeer painted little more than 30 works that still exist, and the National Gallery has chosen to focus on his art in relation to music. Music was one of the most popular themes of Dutch painting and revealed an enormous amount about the sitter and the society.

Saturday November 23,2013 at 4:00pm

1 comment:

  1. Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003 film) is the closest I have got to studying this painting. How could I have missed it when Rebecca took me to the National Gallery as a teenager. Sign me up for the 23 of November for the Vermeer on screen event.