On-Demand Video: Verdi in The Greene Space

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

In celebration of the bicentennial of Giuseppe Verdi’s birth, WQXR presents a special preview of the Caramoor Summer Music Festival’s annual "Bel Canto at Caramoor" series. The event, which took place Tuesday, June 18 can be seen below.

WQXR's Naomi Lewin speaks with Caramoor's director of opera, Will Crutchfield about the programming and soprano Angela Meade, tenor Noah Baetge, baritone Marco Nisticò and bass-baritone Burak Bilgili perform selections representing Giuseppe Verdi's years in Paris.

The program includes rarely-heard songs as well as duets and arias from Les vôpres siciliennes in their original French, highlighting the influence of the time Verdi spent in Paris on his music. The composer's long association with the city yielded some of his most significant contributions to opera.


More in:

Comments [5]

Opera Lover from Brooklyn, NY

Enjoyed the program immensely. Artists,pianists,and Naomi Llewyn were superb.
Mr. Krutchfield was extremely charming and informative. Comments from singers were both instructive and entertaining. Would however, wanted to hear more information about Verdi in Paris. Thank you for this program. Looking forward to the next one. Opera Lover


Jun. 19 2013 11:24 AM
Mindy Dallas from Reno, NV

Missed the webcast. Will it be available online?


Jun. 19 2013 12:49 AM

An enjoyable conversation with Ms. Lewin and her guests. The notes on Verdi and the performers careers made this an even more enjoyable evening, not to mention the delightful coziness of The Green Space here in New York.
I wish we could have heard a little from the young pianist, though.

Jun. 18 2013 11:08 PM
michael from usa

delightful programme on verdi! naomi is just the consummate host for these kind of things. looking forward to the achived programme as i got into it about 15 minutes late. will crutchfield very charming as well as knowledgeable...but is he the fellow who decided to cut the overture from i capuletti e ei montechi a few years ago? have always rather liked that overture and felt perhaps a wee bit insulated to have an "expert" deem my tastes unsophisticated (if not crude). oh well, as he seems rather nice, i'll forgive for that.
anyway, so enjoyed the singers (their singing & interviews). that angela meade is a joy and a very enjoyable talker. so interesting that BB (forgive me, i cannot spell) talked of the recent events in turkiye.
my thanks for wqxr and the greenspace for presenting this on the net!

Jun. 18 2013 09:00 PM
Bernie from UWS

Nice singing and light conversation but I have to ask: Did Caramoor pay WQXR to give them so much promotional space? It seems like the programmers there could have come up with other ways to mark the Verdi anniversary rather than making it all about this one little music festival.

If they are paying you, I'd like to see a disclosure somewhere here. You owe it to your listeners.

Jun. 18 2013 07:54 PM

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

The WQXR e-newsletter. Show highlights, links to music news, on-demand concerts, events from The Greene Space and more.

Follow WQXR