I don't suppose that anyone here has a decent copy of this production? Or perhaps was smart enough to download it when it was up. The uploads in the OP's post were removed. An older and much lower quality upload of the production remains up on YT in 17 separate pieces, but the uploads referenced in this thread were of much better quality. If anyone cares to share - either here or via PM - I'm all ears. I watch Resnick's "Liasons" regularly on Youtube.
New York City Opera; 2,750 seats; $110 top
A Little Night Music
Director Scott Ellis and choreographer Susan Stroman return to City Opera to re-stage their production first seen under the not-for-profit troupe's roof in the s. Anna Kendrick , Tony-nommed in for playing the little sister in High Society, is young Fredrika. The Greek chorus of five liebeslieders purposefully underlining the sexual tension — note there's a fifth wheel here is made up of Stephanie Woodling, Kathryn Friest, Anna Christy, Michael Chioldi and James Schaffner. Pawk, recently celebrated for her work in Broadway's Hollywood Arms, plays Charlotte, the dry and unhappy wife of a soldier, replacing Kate Burton , who had a scheduling conflict. Huxhold played the virginal Anne, the new wife to lawyer Fredrik, in a staging at Goodspeed Opera House. In the show, she promises to give her middle-aged husband Irons her virginity "soon. Paul Gemignani will conduct. Designers are Michael Anania scenic , Lindsay W.
There were lots of major announcements at DC FanDome Check out everything you missed in our news roundup. Read more. It's been a long time since I saw this, but I recall it being absolutely mesmerizing. I expected Sally Ann Howes to be good, and she didn't disappoint. But Regina Resnik was, again, as I recall, stupendous! I had it on VHS for a while, but it eventually disappeared in a move. So far as I know, this was broadcast live, never repeated, and never released commercially on video.
Stephen Sondheim says he thinks of his works for the lyric theater as musicals, not operas. But in a recent interview he wryly suggested that ''A Little Night Music'' verges ''dangerously on the edge of operetta. Still, it takes a cast of verbally adroit singing actors to bring off this score, and opera singers tend to be obsessed with making pretty sounds and spinning silken legatos. It recruited some lively performers with musical theater backgrounds and tapped Jeremy Irons and Juliet Stevenson, two accomplished actors with makeshift voices, as leads. Sondheim's work. And he came through with a lithe, crisp, yet beautifully relaxed account of the score. Overall, the production, which runs through March 29, was rewarding except for one big problem: the New York State Theater is at least twice too large for this work. City Opera turned off its built-in sound enhancement system so that the cast, following Broadway practice, could use body microphones. But ''A Little Night Music'' is a drawing-room comedy, and the actors, though audible, were too distant. The veteran musical theater director Scott Ellis dealt with the problem effectively by keeping most of the action close to the audience.