Events

Wordplay: Colby College Collegium directed by Eric Christopher Perry

A panoply of puns! A manifestation of musical merriment! A fanfare of frivolous tomfoolery! Colby College Collegium will present Orazio Vecchi’s 1604 madrigal cycle Le veglie di Siena (Night Games of Siena), a work filled with witticisms, wordplay, and wholesome, wholehearted wizardry of all genres. Collegium will be joined by a quintet of early music professionals, including Shannon Canavin, critically acclaimed soprano and artistic director of Exultemus, one of Boston’s exclusive early music ensembles.

National Theatre Live: Macbeth

This performance is an HD broadcast from London.
Running time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

By: William Shakespeare

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), sees Rory Kinnear (Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Suffragette) play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

Please note this production contains scenes of a violent nature.

Tickets: $12 – $18 Prices include per ticket handling fees.

On Sale: August 23

#BernsteinAt100: Children and Art

Arguably America’s most iconic musical theater composer, Stephen Sondheim’s early career successes include his work as a lyricist for Leonard Benstein’s “West Side Story” and “Candide”. Colby College Chorale and the Colby-Kennebec Choral Society will present solo and ensemble numbers from Sondheim’s catalogue, including “Sweeney Todd”, “Sunday in the Park with George”, and “Anyone Can Whistle”, and explore the musical duo’s relationship through readings of letters written between them.

The Metropolitan Opera: Carmen

This is a live HD broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House in NYC.
Running time: 3 hours, 21 minutes (1 intermission)

Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José. Omer Meir Wellber and Louis Langrée share conducting duties for Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production, a Met favorite since its 2009 premiere.

Tickets: $20 Adults, $18 Seniors, $15 Students
Prices do not include handling fees.

The Met: Adriana Lecouvreur

This is a live HD broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera in NYC.
Running Time: 3 hours, 33 minutes (2 intermissions)

Soprano Anna Netrebko joins the ranks of Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat Caballé, and Renata Scotto, taking on – for the first time at the Met – the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on- and offstage passion. The soprano is joined by tenor Piotr Beczala as Adriana’s lover, Maurizio. The principal cast also features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and baritone Ambrogio Maestri. Gianandrea Noseda conducts. Sir David McVicar’s staging, which sets the action in a working replica of a Baroque theater, premiered at the Royal Opera House in London, where the Guardian praised the “elegant production, sumptuously designed…The spectacle guarantees a good night out.”

Tickets: $20 Adults, $18 Seniors, $15 Students
Prices do not include handling fees.

National Theatre Live: Antony and Cleopatra

This performance is an encore HD broadcast from London.
Running time: TBA

By: William Shakespeare

Broadcast from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion, and power.

Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.

Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production, following previous broadcasts of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman, and The Beaux’ Stratagem.

Tickets: $12 – 18 Prices include per ticket handling fees.

On Sale: August 23

The Met: La Traviata

This performance is an encore HD broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House in NYC.
Running time: 3 hours, 7 minutes (2 intermissions)

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s richly textured new production, featuring a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Soprano Diana Damrau plays the tragic heroine, Violetta, and tenor Juan Diego Flórez returns to the Met for the first time in five seasons to sing the role of Alfredo, Violetta’s hapless lover. Baritone Quinn Kelsey is Alfredo’s father, Germont, who destroys their love. Later performances feature Anita Hartig, Stephen Costello, Artur Rucinski, and Plácido Domingo.

Tickets: $20 Adults, $18 Seniors, $15 Students
Prices do not include per ticket handling fees.