Midtown West is rich in holiday tradition. Here is the Gazette’s wide-ranging list of offerings.
The 80th Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, a Norway spruce from Joseph Balku of Flanders, New Jersey, will be lit with 45,000 lights on November 28. Along with Saks Fifth Avenue’s holiday windows and the Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular just blocks away, the Rockefeller Center tree is a staple of New York City’s holiday. Visitors […]
Amid much fanfare, Saks Fifth Avenue revealed its legendary Christmas windows to over 100 people lined up along the sidewalk in front of the store. This year’s window theme revolves around the snowflake – with tableaus involving snow globes, snowflakes as kaleidoscopic images and a snowball fight. Earlier in the day, while the windows […]
To mark the 225th anniversary of “Don Giovanni,” the Metropolitan Opera is showcasing three Mozart operas including a revival of “La Clemenza di Tito,” which opened Nov. 16. The performance featured a star-studded cast with Elina Garanca, Giuseppe Filianoti, Kate Lindsey, Barbara Frittoli, Lucy Crowe and led by acclaimed early music specialist Harry Bicket. The other Mozart operas […]
Verdi is one of the most famous composers in the operatic canon. Now, Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera” returns to the Met in a new production by David Alden.
To vote or not to vote, that is the question — and all over Midtown West, people are coming up with different answers.
Crowds clogged the CUNY Graduate Center polling place today, both locals who planned to vote there and displaced voters who hadn’t. A completely unscientific exit poll predicted President Obama the winner.
In an ironic bit of timing, a new opera based on Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” premiered at the Metropolitan Opera on October 23, less than a week before Hurricane Sandy hit. “The Tempest,” by British composer Thomas Ades, is the 12th company premiere since Metropolitan Opera general director Peter Gelb arrived in 2006. Gelb, who […]
Punjabi folksinger Kiran Ahluwalia opened The White Lights Festival with a free concert at Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium. The festival explores the connection between classical music and other aspects of daily life.
Richard Eyre’s updated, relocated production of “Carmen” returns to the Metropolitan Opera, replacing a traditional production by the great director Franco Zeffirelli. The trend toward modern productions is a widespread phenomenon.
The National Opera Center, a new hub for opera industry professionals rented by Opera America, opened its doors on Sept. 28.
The Metropolitan Opera opened its 2012-2013 season with a new production of Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love. The production, directed by Bartlett Sher and starring Anna Netrebko, is a prime example of star power.