Arts & Culture
9:45 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Hubbard Hall Opera Theater - "The Magic Flute"

The Hubbard Hall Opera Theater was launched in 2008. The company’s latest production is Mozart’s beloved “The Magic Flute,” running for five more performances through August 19th. The singing is in German (with supertitles), the spoken dialogue in English. Kelly Crandell conducts the 19-piece orchestra and Paul Houghtaling, who joins us this morning, directs the production. We are also joined by the Company’s Artistic Director – Alix Jones.

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Mon July 30, 2012

2012 Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice

Louis Otey, Maria Todaro, Kerry Henderson
Photo courtesy of Bernard Handzel

On August 2nd–5th, The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice, transforms Phoenicia into a hub of the vocal arts. We are joined by Kerry Henderson and Louis Otey, two of the three (Maria Todaro is the third) founders of the fest.

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Bard SummerScape 2012 - "The King In Spite of Himself"

Le roi malgré lui, Jules Chéret, 1887. Musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris. Photo: Laurent Sully Jaulmes.

Bard SummerScape's production of Emmanuel Chabrier's rarely produced opera, The King in Spite of Himself (Le Roi Malgré Lui) opens tonight in the Sosnoff Theater at the Richard B. Fisher Center. We learn more about the opera from accomplished director, Thaddeus Strassberger, and world-class Soprano, Nathalie Paulin.

The Roundtable
11:15 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Stephanie Blythe: "We'll Meet Again: The Songs of Kate Smith" at The Mahaiwe

Kobie Van Rensburg

Stephanie Blythe's commanding mezzo-soprano has captivated audiences at the world's greatest opera houses. Following her critically-acclaimed appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, Ms. Blythe brings to The Mahaiwe, for one show only, her personal tribute to the songs made famous by Kate Smith, the popular music icon whose stirring voice helped the country through the Depression and World War II. She is accompanied by Craig Terry on piano and the show is presented by Berkshire Cabaret.