the gambler

High Notes On This Day
Operatic Adaptations of Some of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Great Novels
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, born on Nov. 11, 1821, is one of the most influential writers of all time. His works, most famously “Crime and Punishment” and “The Brothers Karamazov,” are best known for their psychological depth and some have gone so far as to call him one of the greatest psychologists of world literature. An ardent Christian, his works have been translated into over 170 languages and adapted into many films.…
Vienna State Opera 2017-18 Live Stream: Prokofiev’s ‘The Gambler’ Heads Worldwide
Prokofiev’s “The Gambler” is next up on the Vienna State Opera’s livestreaming service. The performance, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, will kick off at 7:30 p.m. and run through around 10:15 p.m. Audiences from around the world will get an opportunity to experience the opera from the comfort of their respective homes. This season’s new production will be directed by Karoline Gruber and conducted by Simone Young. It will…
Vlaanderen’s 2017-18 Season Includes Oscar-Winning Actor Directing ‘Falstaff’
The Opera Ballet Vlaanderen has officially revealed its schedule for the 2017-18 season. The company kicks things off in Gent and Antwerp on Sept. 15 with a production of “Das Wunder der Heliane” by Korngold. The opera gets four performances at Opera Gent and five at Opera Antwerpen with Alexander Joel conducting a cast that includes Ian Storey as the Stranger. David Bösch directs the productions. On Nov. 17, 2017,…