Venue Details

220 Star Starred
Avery Fisher Hall
at Lincoln Center 10 Lincoln Center Plaza New York, NY 10023
212-875-5030
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I wore Nice clothes, it's concert!.
Messiah ... Refreshed! dress Apr 07 2014 star this tip starred
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Plenty of good restaurants in the Lincoln center area to choose from.
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9 events
3 reviews
2 stars
attended May 28 2010

An interesting and unusual staging of a little-known opera.....funny, bawdy, yet ultimately serious. Costumes were fabulous and staging very imaginative. The orchestra played sublimely.

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended May 28 2010

Wild, wild, wild musical event -- but if you went with it, you really had a great time. Like nothing else I have ever heard/;seen The Philharmonic perform,. Good seat thanks to Goldstar and great way to start the Memorial Day Weekend!

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3 events
2 reviews
3 stars
attended May 28 2010

I was wonderful - very original, beautifully staged, gorgeously sung, wonderfully conducted and great great costumes. I couldn't ask for anything more.

Although a few people walked out, the vast majority stayed and were wildly enthusiastic in...continued

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Description

 In one of the signature events of the New York cultural season, Alan Gilbert and the Philharmonic give the much-anticipated, fully-staged New York premiere of György Ligeti’s satirical “anti-anti-opera.”

Meet Gepopo, Prince Go-Go, Piet the Pot, and their fellow inhabitants of Brueghelland, who’ve just been told by the devil that the world ends at midnight. In a carnival-like kaleidoscope of sight and sound, Ligeti (whose Atmosphères_ and other music is heard in the film _2001) tells their story with some of the most strikingly brilliant music he ever composed.

About the Ticket Supplier: New York Philharmonic

The New York Philharmonic is by far the oldest symphony orchestra in the United States, and one of the oldest in the world. Founded in 1842 by a group of local musicians led by American-born Ureli Corelli Hill, the Orchestra currently plays some 180 concerts a year. On December 18, 2004, the Philharmonic gave its 14,000th concert--a milestone unmatched by any other orchestra in the world.

Since 1917 the Philharmonic has recorded nearly 2,000 albums; more than 500 recordings are currently available. In February 2003, the Orchestra was honored by The Recording Academy with a Trustees Award in recognition of its outstanding contributions to the industry and American culture. Members of the Philharmonic also performed on the 45th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, televised internationally from New York's Madison Square Garden -- the first time that a major symphony orchestra had performed live on the Grammy Awards.