Critics’ picks: Opera & Classical events

See the best Opera & Classical shows in NYC this week, as chosen by Time Out New York's critics.

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InsightALT: JFK

  • Critics choice

American Lyric Theater presents excerpts from rising-star composer David T. Little's forthcoming work—scheduled for Fort Worth Opera's 2016 season—at this benefit gig. Steven Osgood will conduct the vocal soloists, plus members of the Collegiate Chorale. Who knows when New York will actually

  1. Ann Goodman Recital Hall (at the Kaufman Center) 129 W 67th St, between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave
  2. Tue Nov 25
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Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

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Famously despised (and suppressed) by Stalin, Shostakovich's lascivious, funny and scabrous work about a Russian housewife doing her best to navigate misogynist culture has managed to endure. Graham Vick's often eye-popping 1994 Met production, now in revival, brings the story into the Soviet era,

  1. Metropolitan Opera House (at Lincoln Center) Lincoln Center Plaza, at 65th St
  2. Tue Nov 25 - Sat Nov 29
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Mivos Quartet

  • Critics choice

The adventurous foursome will collaborate with composer-vocalist Maja S.K. Ratkje and a pair of other musicians for this set, which comes during Ratkje's weeklong residency at the Stone.

  1. The Stone Ave C, at 2nd St
  2. Tue Nov 25
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Hilary Hahn & the New York Philharmonic

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The star violinist has explored a satisfyingly broad range of repertoire: everything from Bach and Ives to collaborations with electronic artist Hauschka. Since she hasn't played with the Phil in a decade, it's great to see that her flair for unfamiliar repertoire is being represented, via

  1. Avery Fisher Hall (at Lincoln Center) 132 W 65th St, at Broadway
  2. Wed Nov 26 - Sat Nov 29
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Il Barbiere di Siviglia

  • Price band: 4/4
  • Critics choice

Christopher Maltman takes up the barber's shears as Figaro in this revival of Bartlett Sher's popular production of the Rossini rom-com. Lawrence Brownlee performs as the Count; Isabel Leonard is his love interest, Rosina. Michele Mariotti conducts.

  1. Metropolitan Opera House (at Lincoln Center) Lincoln Center Plaza, at 65th St
  2. Wed Nov 26 - Sat Dec 6
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Bargemusic

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

For this gig at the floating concert hall, pianists Rafal Lewandowski and Alexander Peskanov play pieces by Mozart, Dvorak, Poulenc and Shostakovich, in addition to a pair of world premieres.

  1. Bargemusic Fulton Ferry Landing, at Furman and Old Fulton Sts
  2. Fri Nov 28
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La Bohème

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Puccini's popular romantic tearjerker returns in a lavish, well-loved production by Franco Zeffirelli. The current cast includes Ramón Vargas as Rodolfo and Sonya Yoncheva as Mimì. (Angela Gheorghiu takes over the latter role on Dec 10.) Conductor Riccardo Frizza keeps the pace.

  1. Metropolitan Opera House (at Lincoln Center) Lincoln Center Plaza, at 65th St
  2. Fri Nov 28
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Composers Concordance Festival 2014

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

The composer-performer collective's annual fest is bursting with pieces by dozens of mod music makers. The party starts on Nov 29 with a program called "Wingjammers," in honor of the anniversary of the buffalo wing. (Yes, buffalo wings will be served.) The Dec 3 concert, "Happy Birthday Mr. Webern"

  1. Klavierhaus 211 W 58th St, between Seventh Ave and Broadway
  2. Sat Nov 29 - Wed Dec 3
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Amphion String Quartet

  • Critics choice

This up-and-coming string quartet, winner of the 2011 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh competition, gives two concerts this week, as part of Bargemusic's Masterworks Series. Both sets will feature the same program of pieces, by Barber, Brahms and Dvorak.

  1. Bargemusic Fulton Ferry Landing, at Furman and Old Fulton Sts
  2. Sat Nov 29 - Sun Nov 30
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DCINY Presents: Messiah...Refreshed!

  • Price band: 4/4
  • Critics choice

Jonathan Griffith conducts the Distinguished Concerts orchestra and singers in Goossens's 1959 re-orchestration of Handel's seasonal favorite. Vocal soloists include Holly Sorensen, John McVeigh and Christopher Job.

  1. Avery Fisher Hall (at Lincoln Center) 132 W 65th St, at Broadway
  2. Sun Nov 30
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