Opera in New York City This Week - August 12-August 19
Rufus Wainwright - The Capitol Theatre
Rufus Wainwright, one of the great male vocalists, composers, and songwriters of his generation, has released eight studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums. He has collaborated with artists ranging from Elton John, David Byrne, Robbie Williams, Mark Ronson, Joni Mitchell to Burt Bacharach. His album DzRufus Does Judydz recorded at Carnegie Hall in 2006 was nominated for a Grammy. His acclaimed first opera, Prima Donna, premiered at the Manchester International Festival in July 2009 and has since been presented in London, Toronto and BAM in New York. This summer it will be performed at the Armel Opera Festival in Hungary and Augsburg Theatre in Germany. In 2015, Deutsche Grammaphon released a studio recording of the opera recorded with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Rufus celebrated the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death with the release of his latest album Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets on Deutsche Grammophon worldwide in Spring 2016. The Canadian Opera Company commissioned Wainwright's second opera, about Roman Emperor Hadrian, to premiere in Toronto in the fall of 2018
Fiddler Talks: From Anatevke to Broadway and Back Again - Museum of Jewish Heritage
This summer, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene and the Museum co-present a special Fiddler-themed Wednesday evening series Fiddler Talks: From Anatevke to Broadway and Back Again. The series is presented in association with NYTF's American premiere of the Yiddish language Fiddler on the Roof, beginning performances at the Museum of Jewish Heritage on July 4 and running through August 26. Click the title of the series installments below to find out program specifics and ticket information.
Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish - Museum of Jewish Heritage
Presented by National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Experience Fiddler on the Roof in a new way? in Yiddish, the language of Tevye and his family! Directed by Oscar and Tony Award-winner Joel Grey, the rich Yiddish translation by Shraga Friedman, z'l, adds new depth and dimension to the most well-known Jewish musical in the world. Don't miss the beloved story of a community and its struggle to balance traditions and desires in a changing world. The little town of Anatevka will bustle with the sounds of mameloshn in the U.S. premiere of Fiddler in Yiddish.