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SHAKESPEARE AT THE OPERA

Robert Lepage & The Tempest 

A Collaboration with

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA 

 

 

 

 An evening of readings, opera, commentary and an onstage conversation with visionary director Robert Lepage, focusing on the Metropolitan Opera premiere of Thomas Ad�s's The Tempest on October 23.  The evening will feature commentary by Notre Dame's Peter Holland and selections from the Ad�s opera sung by Alec Shrader (Ferdinand) and Isabel Leonard (Miranda), who star in the Met's production. Rod Gilfry (Prospero from the Quebec production), Laure Meloy (Ariel), and Adam Klein (Caliban) will also perform, with Matthew Aucoin on piano.  Readings from the play will be performed by Ron Cephas Jones, Seth Numrichand Samantha Soule.   

 

Date & Time: October 15 at 7:00 pm

Location: Kaye Playhouse - 695 Park Avenue  

 

TICKETS - FREE for Members, $35 for Public, $25 for Seniors & $25 for Students 

 

Members & Guests - Please call (212) 967-6802 or email members@shakespearesociety.org for TICKETS

 

Non-Members (Public) - Please contact the Kaye Playhouse (212) 772-4448

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Upcoming 2012-2013 Events 

 

October 5: BOOK PARTY at 6:30 pm 

SHAKESPEARE AND THE TRUTH OF LOVE

With James Shapiro and James Bednarz

FREE for Shakespeare Society Members

At the National Arts Club - 15 Gramercy Park South 

A book party, onstage conversation and Q&A with Professor JAMES SHAPIRO and JAMES BEDNARZ, author of Shakespeare and the Truth of Love, a fascinating look at Shakespeare's underappreciated foray into the world of metaphysical poetry. LIMITED SEATING

 

October 29: SHAKEPEARE TALKS at 7 pm 

DIRECTING SHAKESPEARE 

A Collaboration with the The Pearl Theatre Company

With Daniel Sullivan, Davis McCalllum & More 

Tickets $18, $15 for Shakespeare Society Members

At the Pearl Theatre - 555 West 42nd Street 

Call (212) 563-9261 for Reservations*

A lively conversation and Q&A session with some of New York's most exciting directors of Shakespeare, including DANIEL SULLIVAN (The Merchant of Venice with Al Pacino and last summer's As You Like It), along with up and coming director DAVIS MCCALLUM (February House), who will be directing Henry IV, Part I for the Pearl Theatre Company in Spring 2013.

 

November 19: MAJOR EVENING EVENT

THE CONCORD OF SWEET SOUNDS  

Tickets $35, FREE for Shakespeare Society Members

At the Kaye Playhouse - 695 Park Avenue 

Call (212) 772-4448 for Reservations*

A look at the role and meaning of music in Shakespeare's world and work, from the ideas of order implicit in the music of the spheres to the enchanting and healing power of "the sweet touches of harmony." With readings from the plays by JOHN DOUGLAS THOMPSON, live musical underscoring and commentary by Stanford University's STEPHEN ORGEL and ROSS DUFFIN, Chair of the Music Department at Case Western and author of Shakespeare's Songbook.

 

December 10: SHAKESPEARE WORKS  

HAMLET

FREE to Shakespeare Society Members

At the Pearl Theatre - 555 West 42nd Street  

Call (212) 967-6802 for Reservations* 

The season's first installment of our Shakespeare Works interactive panel discussions brings Tony nominated actor ARIAN MOAYED (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) together with director TOM RIDGELY (Co-founder of Waterwell Theater Company), and a full complement of fellow actors and advisers to work on Hamlet. LIMITED SEATING

 

 

*All events and participants are subject to change based on availability and circumstances. Members reserve by calling (212) 967-6802 or emailing members@shakespearesociety.org. 

   
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