My mistake. I initially assumed that the Chautauqua Opera production of Macbeth would be in Norton Hall, a natural setting for this midsize masterpiece of Verdi’s early maturity. Only on my arrival did I realize that it was booked as a one-off in the Amphitheater. Could Macbeth really fill the space à la Aida?
After a week of lectures focused on issues surrounding young men in America, two speakers came to the Hall of Philosophy on Friday to flip the script and talk about parents.
Clarity is perhaps the most important concept to Chautauqua Opera Company General and Artistic Director Jay Lesenger while he is leading a production, and Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth is no exception.
When Jon Krakauer first received his invitation to come speak at Chautauqua Institution on the Week Two theme “Boys Will Be Boys, Then Men,” he said it “scared the hell” out of him.
For the first time since their organization’s inception two years ago, all eight members of the NOW Generation’s Advisory Council gathered under the same roof.
Zachary Andrews, Skyler Zarou and Katie Maloney (not pictured), were honored as the Chautauqua Boys’ and Girls’ Club Counselors of the Week for Week One.
Religious language is odd and esoteric, said the Most Rev. Edward K. Braxton at the 5 p.m. Sunday Vesper service What is affirmed by faith is not immediately evident; it is more like meaningful or not meaningful. The faith journey is tied to the riddle of existence.
The saying goes, “boys will be boys.” But as this week’s lecture theme posits, that might not be enough anymore. Perhaps it’s time for the saying to change to “boys will be boys, then men.”
Chautauqua Theater Company is a day away from the opening performance of the season: Thornton Wilder’s classic Our Town. This three-act play, which opens at 8 p.m. Saturday in Bratton Theater, is not only about the lives of the citizens of Grover’s Corners, but about the coming together of the guest artists who have experienced three different acting spaces: the stage, TV screen and silver screen.
Opera “parents” gathered in the garage of the Jane A. Gross Opera Center last Sunday evening and anxiously awaited their opera “children” assigned for the season.