At ArtSpring the season is full to bursting with music, dance, theatre and a special curated gallery show this year. Subscriptions and single tickets sales start this week for ArtSpring Presents 2014/15, Met Opera broadcasts, the Bolsoi Ballet and the Royal Ballet broadcasts.
The ArtSpring Presents series begins on Sunday, October 5th with the celebrated young tenor Michael Slattery and Montreal early-music ensemble La Nef presenting the fresh, light and beautiful music of Shakespeare’s time by composter John Dowland. This is just the beginning, in its entirety the season contains five dance productions, ten classical music concerts, three folk/roots groups, one jazz ensemble, four theatre pieces and one latin singer/musician. ArtSpring will be making room to dance for all three of the folk/roots groups by removing the stage thrust for The Bills on Sunday, October 26th, De Temps Antan on Sunday, November 9th and Matuto on Tuesday, March 3rd.
Ballet broadcasts from the Royal Ballet in London and the Bolsoi in Russia are new this year. ArtSpring will be broadcasting five ballets: Manon, The Legend of Love, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Frederick Ashton’s joyful ballet La fille mal gardée.
The Met Opera broadcasts continue this year with Macbeth (Verdi) starring Anna Netrebko, Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart) directed by James Levine, Carmen (Bizet), Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner) directed by James Levine, Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini), The Merry Widow (Lehár) starring the great Renée Fleming, La Donna del Lago (Rossini) with bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez, double bill Iolanta (Tchaikovsky) and Bluebeard’s Castle (Bartók) both with Anna Netrebko and ending with the double bill Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) and Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) both with the Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi at the podium.
There is much more to see and hear at ArtSpring. Please check the website for further information on ArtSpring Presents, gallery events and other shows at ArtSpring. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 250.537.2102.