Tuesday, October 19, 2010

"Met Mastersingers: René Pape", Oct 27 at NY's Town Hall

Star of Met’s New Boris Godunov Is Second Honoree in Metropolitan Opera Guild’s “Met Mastersingers” Series at New York’s Town Hall on Oct 27

On Wednesday, October 27, the Metropolitan Opera Guild presents the second installment of its exciting new series: “The Met Mastersingers”. This season’s honoree is star bass René Pape – soon to appear in the title role of the Met’s new production of Boris Godunov – who will join the Guild’s executive producer Paul Gruber in an informal conversation about his life and career. The event will take place at New York’s Town Hall and will feature screenings of highlights from the Pape’s most celebrated filmed performances from the Metropolitan Opera and Europe, including many never shown in the U.S., and a new video profile, especially created for the occasion. Pape will also perform some of his favorite songs, with pianist Brian Zeger. Ticket and other information for “The Met Mastersingers: René Pape” follows below.

Among the filmed performances and appearances to be screened are: highlights from Met productions (Beethoven’s Fidelio and Wagner’s Die Meistersinger and Tristan und Isolde) and Met gala concert performances; excerpts from concerts in Europe, many of which have never been seen in the United States; a scene from the Salzburg production of Strauss’s Elektra, performed just last month; and a scene from the Met: Live in HD performance of Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, which will have been broadcast live just four days before the Guild event.

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