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David Geffen Hall
at Lincoln Center 10 Lincoln Center Plaza New York, NY 10023
212-721-6500
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Afterwards, I always head for Gray's Papaya, on corner of W. 72nd St. for their $6 special of two franks & papaya drink. Hands down, best hot dogs in NYC!
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New York Philharmonic: Ligeti's "Le Grand Macabre"
10 ratings
4.6 average rating
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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
5 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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 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.