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After a 2007/2008 season of packed houses and sold-out screenings, Symphony Space and Emerging Pictures are teaming up for a second season of their highly successful Opera On Film series beginning September 14 with Gioachino Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia and continuing through June 2009. The series brings high-definition digital cinema presentations of great Italian operas staged both in the current season and last season at a number of Europe’s famed opera houses including Milan’s Teatro alla Scala (La Scala), Venice’s Teatro la Fenice, Florence’s Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the Salzburg Festspielhaus among others. Last season the series garnered critical notice from The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and New York Sun, among others. Symphony Space is the exclusive Manhattan location for Opera on Film screenings.
The Symphony Space/Emerging Pictures collaboration presents many of the opera world’s brightest lights, greatest directors and most celebrated conductors of contemporary European opera in a uniquely immersive cinematic experience. Because the performances are not broadcast live, they provide the New York opera fan a greater opportunity to experience the world’s greatest opera in a manner more comfortable and profound than ever before.
Il Barbiere di Siviglia debuted at Teatro Argentina in Rome in 1816 and quickly became Rossini’s most famous work. On September 14 Opera on Film opens with a performance of the seminal opera from Teatro la Fenice under the direction of Bepi Morassi. Among the screenings that follow are Mozart’s Don Giovanni (October 26) featuring British baritone Christopher Maltman (winner of the Lieder Prize at the 1997 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition) in the title role, Tony Award winning director Bartlett Sher’s European opera debut production of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette (November 9) and a new production of Verdi’s Otello for the Salzburg Festspielhaus by director Stephen Langridge (November 16).
This season Symphony Space celebrates its 31st year of presenting an outstanding array of performing arts to New Yorkers. When Symphony Space opened its doors in 1978 with its first production, Wall To Wall Bach, it gathered together an eclectic group of musicians, professional and amateur, well-known and emerging. What began as a natural outgrowth of the cultural epicenter that is the Upper West Side, traditionally home to many of the great actors, writers, dancers and musicians of our time, remains a unique melding of world-class artistry with the informality and intimacy of a neighborhood salon.