Bartlett Sher to Helm Met Opera’s Otello; Complete Lineup Announced

first_img The complete 2015-16 is as follows: Otello, beginning September 21* Turandot, beginning September 23 Il Trovatore, beginning September 25 Anna Bolena, beginning September 26 Tannhäuser, beginning October 8 Tosca, beginning October 16 Rigoletto, beginning October 20 Lulu, beginning November 5* La Bohème, beginning November 23 Die Fledermaus, beginning November 4 La Donna del Lago, beginning December 11 The Barber of Seville, beginning December 16 Les Pêcheurs de Perles, beginning December 31* Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci, beginning January 21 Maria Stuarda, beginning January 29 Manon Lescaut, beginning February 12* Madama Butterfly, beginning February 19 Le Nozze di Figaro, beginning February 25 Don Pasquale, beginning March 4 L’Elisir d’Amaroe, beginning March 10 Roberto Devereux, beginning March 24* Simon Boccanegra, beginning April 1 Elektra, beginning April 14* Die Entführung aus dem Serail, beginning April 22 Sher’s previous Met credits include L’Elisir d’Amore and The Barber of Seville (which will both be revived as part of the new season), Le Comte Ory and The Tales of Hoffman. He is the Resident Director at Lincoln Center Theater, where he has directed productions including Golden Boy, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, The Light in the Piazza and South Pacific, for which he won a Tony Award. He will also helm their upcoming revival of The King and I this spring. The season will also include a new production of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, directed by Olivier-winning director Richard Eyre (whose production of Le Nozze di Figaro kicked off this current season and will return again next season). The production is slated to star Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann. Also on the bill is the return of Tony Award winner Michael Mayer’s production of Verdi’s Rigoletto, which transports the action to 1960s Las Vegas, as well as J. Strauss’ Die Fledermaus; the updated production, which premiered on New Year’s Eve 2013, features a book by Tony nominee Douglas Carter Beane. The Metropolitan Opera’s 2015-16 season will begin on September 21 with a new production of Verdi’s Otello, directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher. The new staging is set to star Aleksandrs Antonenko as Otello, with rising star Sonya Yoncheva as Desdemona and Zeljko Lucic as Iago. *Denotes new production View Comments And while Helen Mirren is bringing the Queen to Broadway this spring in The Audience, a star of the opera world—soprano Sondra Radvanovsky—will take on the immense challenge of playing all three of Donizetti’s Tudor queens in the same season. She starts with Anna Bolena and Maria Stuarada, and completes the hat trick as Queen Elizabeth I in a new production of Roberto Deverux.last_img read more

One taken to hospital after rollover on Route 17

first_img—– According to Broome County dispatchers, the cause of the crash is currently under investigation. WINDSOR (WBNG) — According to the New York State Police, the driver, a 30-year-old Johnson City man sustained a head injury but was conscious at the scene. He was taken to Wilson Memorial Hospital for treatment. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. —– The crash happened on 17 Westbound by Exit 80, east of Windsor. It closed the right lane and shoulder. WINDSOR (WBNG) — One person has been taken to the hospital after a one-car rollover crash on Route 17. They say he was driving a Chevy Impala westbound on Route 17 when he struck a guard rail, overturning his vehicle. center_img 7:45 A.M. UPDATE: According to 511NY, the New York State Department of Transportation and emergency personal are on the scene. Stay with 12 News as this story develops. WINDSOR (WBNG) — The road is now back open again. 4:01 P.M. UPDATE: The crash happened at 6:30 a.m. Friday morning.last_img read more

BLOG: Before You Go Out During the Holidays, Plan Your Ride Home

first_img December 23, 2015 BLOG: Before You Go Out During the Holidays, Plan Your Ride Home By: Colonel Tyree Blocker, Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner The Blog The holidays are a time for celebrating with family and friends, but unfortunately, the holiday season turns tragic for many families due to crash related deaths on our roadways.  Last year during the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays, 1,039 crashes across the state – including 35 fatalities – involved a driver impaired by drugs or alcohol.The public can help make the season a safer one by never driving impaired.As you contemplate your activities this holiday season, check out the SaferRide app.  The app, developed last year by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in an effort to curb drunk driving, is available for free download on Android and Apple devices and is a great option to facilitate a safe ride home after you’ve been drinking.  Once the app is downloaded, you can use it to call a taxi or a friend by identifying your location so you can be picked up.Drinking and driving is not worth consequences that can last a lifetime, like being responsible for a crash that may hurt or kill others and yourself, putting your professional future at risk or paying higher insurance rates, just to name a few. Before you go out, plan your ride home.center_img Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Al-Shabaab storm security training site in Somali capital

first_imgFour Islamist militants were killed on Sunday during an attack on a compound used by Somali national intelligence officials for training, the internal security ministry said, adding that the government did not suffer any casualties.“We foiled the attack. As you can see, these are the dead bodies of the four al Shabaab men who attacked this building,” said Mohamed Yusuf, internal security ministry spokesman, as the gunmen’s bullet-ridden bodies were displayed in front of media.Al Shabaab wants to topple a Western-backed government in Mogadishu and has in the past stepped up attacks during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which began on Wednesday.The group on Saturday attacked a police post near the capital, killing eight officers.last_img read more

Argonauts Drop GSC Tournament Opener

first_imgArgonauts Drop GSC Tournament Opener Share May 4, 2007Box ScoreSOUTHAVEN, Miss. – Jeaniel Pati’s single in the top of the ninth inning plated two runners as Gulf South Conference West third seed Henderson State held on for a 5-4 win over GSC East Division second seed West Florida on Friday. The game was the opener for both teams in the 2007 GSC Tournament. Henderson State (27-13) won their second straight over the Argonauts, while West Florida’s (34-24) streak of nine consecutive GSC Tournament first round wins came to an end.West Florida will face GSC East fourth seed West Georgia in a loser’s bracket game on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. West Florida must win three games on Saturday in order to advance to Sunday’s semifinal. West Florida and West Georgia split their four-game series during the regular season.With Henderson State leading 3-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning, Heather Bell (Bradenton, Fla./Bayshore HS) led off with a walk. Melissa Chastang (Saraland, Ala./Satsuma HS) then laid down a bunt that was fielded by Henderson State pitcher Katie Corbell. After Chastang was safe at first, first baseman Tiffany Stiger’s throw behind Bell at second base was high and rolled all the way to the fence in left center. Bell and Chastang both scored to tie the game at three. Later in the inning, West Florida put runners at first and second with two outs, but Corbell fielded a hard ground ball off the bat of Valerie Staub (East Brunswick, N.J./Wallace-Dothan CC) to end the inning.Julie Carroll (Calgary, Alberta, Canada/Liberty Univ.) and Bell singled with one out in the bottom of the eighth inning. After Chastang reached on an error, Henderson State caught Carroll in a run down between third and home plate. Carroll was eventually tagged out at third for the second out. Ashlee Simpson (Decatur, Ala./Jefferson State CC) followed by lining out to left field to end the inning.Henderson State broke the tie in the top of the ninth inning. With Taren Walton (Pensacola, Fla./Pine Forest HS) in relief of Emily Burge (Pace, Fla./Pace HS), Kelcie Glidden was hit by a pitch, and Tori Gast singled. Pati followed with a single to left field that scored the go-ahead run. Chastang misplayed the ball in left field, allowing Gast to score from first base and give Henderson State a 5-3 advantage.Whitney Gay (Cantonment, Fla./Tate HS) tripled to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning. After Walton filed out to left field, Nicky VanCamp (Davenport, Iowa/Kirkwood CC) walked and was later caught in a run down between first and second. VanCamp was eventually tagged out during the run down, but not before Gay scored from third to cut the deficit to one. Staub then popped out to shortstop to end the game.West Florida loaded the bases with one out in the first inning and scored on a bases loaded walk to Ellen Marsh (Ankeny, Iowa/Central Florida CC). The lead held up for the Argonauts until the top of the fifth inning. With runners at first and second and one out, Pati singled to left field to tie the game. Stiger followed with a deep fly ball to left field that Chastang reached over the fence to catch for the second out. Pati then took off for second base with a runner at third. VanCamp’s throw was high and into center field, allowing the go-ahead run to score. Pati later added an important insurance run with a solo home run in top of the seventh inning.Corbell (14-4) allowed four runs (two earned) on nine hits with seven walks and two strikeouts. Walton (17-9) suffered the loss after allowing two runs on three hits with three strikeouts in one inning of relief. Burge received a no-decision after striking out nine over eight innings.First pitch of Saturday’s game between West Georgia and West Florida is set for 9:30 a.m. CST. Follow the game with “live stats,” and live audio and video on the softball page of www.goargos.com. If West Florida wins in the morning, they will play at 4:15 p.mPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Celtics to face Chicago in first round of NBA playoffs

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Boston Celtics will begin the NBA Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Chicago Bulls in a seven-game series beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 16.Boston finished first in the Eastern Conference with a record of 53-29 in the regular season and will have home-court advantage. Chicago finished eighth with a record of 41-41 and won the tiebreaker with the Miami Heat for the last playoff spot.Below are dates, locations and TV listings for all games. If necessary, times for Game 5, Game 6 and Game 7 will be announced at a later date. All times are Eastern.Game 1: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 16, TNT (Boston)Game 2: 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, TNT (Boston)Game 3: 7 p.m. April 21, ESPN (Chicago)Game 4: 6:30 p.m. April 23, TNT (Chicago)Game 5 (IF NECESSARY): April 26, TBD (Boston)Game 6 (IF NECESSARY): April 28, TBD (Chicago)Game 7 (IF NECESSARY): April 30, TBD (Boston)This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Cricket News Toxic Air, Shakib Al Hasan Ban Dominates India Vs Bangladesh T20I Build-Up

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Not a ball has been bowled in the India vs Bangladesh series but already there has been plenty of action. Off the field that is. Sourav Ganguly’s elevation as BCCI president, a historic announcement of a Pink Ball Test at the Eden Gardens, the ban on Bangladesh superstar Shakib Al Hasan and finally the ‘Airpocalypse’ that Delhi is witnessing. The venue for the first match at the Arun Jaitley stadium has been under the scanner due to the severe pollution levels that have gripped Delhi-NCR after the end of Diwali. Bangladesh players were seen playing with a mask while India’s players had no problem. However, the Bangladesh players may not be masking the anguish that they will feel with the loss of Shakib. The all-rounder, one of the best in the world, contributes runs, wickets and leadership skills in abundance. Take him out of the equation and Bangladesh will be facing an uphill task. They have never won a Test or a Twenty20 International against India anywhere and with Shakib’s absence, the streak might unfortunately continue unless they play inspired cricket. For India, it is a chance to fine-tune their Twenty20 preparations after a dominant performance in the Tests against South Africa. It must be remembered that against the Proteas, the Twenty20 series ended 1-1 but they hold the psychological edge against Bangladesh, whom they have defeated in all eight Twenty20 Internationals. Be it the Nidhas Trophy of 2018, the Asia Cup of 2016 or in the World T20, India have always hurt Bangladesh in a big way psychologically. This series gives them a chance to further continue building their momentum.Team NewsThe series will be an opportunity for Mumbai all-rounder Shivam Dube, Shardul Thakur and Rajasthan’s Deepak Chahar to show what they bring to the table. There are still around 20 matches that India will play before next year’s World T20 in Australia but the Indian team management has said that it would prefer to identify the core of the team without much tinkering. It is time for these youngsters, including spin all-rounder Washington Sundar, to make a case for themselves. Dube’s selection in the playing XI will rule out both Manish Pandey and Sanju Samson because the remaining slots are likely to be taken by Yuzvendra Chahal, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar and Washington Sundar.Also Read | Shakib Al Hasan Appeals For Calm, Patience From Bangladesh Fans As He Opens Up On ICC SuspensionFor Bangladesh, they will struggle to fill the Shakib-sized hole that is in the team. With Tamim Iqbal also not available, the batting and bowling have taken a hit. Mahmudullah, their skipper will be the mainstay and the onus will also be on Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim and Soumya Sarker to deliver the goods.Pitch and weather conditionsSmog! Smog! Smog! The weather in Delhi is currently severe due to the pollution. It will be a miracle if no player falls ill during the course of the match. The pitch in Delhi is traditionally a slow, low turner which will give assistance to the spinners. A total in excess of 160 could be match-winning here.StatsIndia have won all eight of their Twenty20 Internationals against Bangladesh. Both teams have played in India only once and it was an absolute thriller, with India winning by one run after Bangladesh spectacularly choked in the 2016 World T20 clash in Bangalore when they needed two runs off three balls with three wickets in hand.last_img read more

KKR would’ve won more titles if Russell had played under my captaincy — Gambhir

first_imgTHE Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) was always a team filled with the star players ever since the inception of the Indian Premier League (IPL). But the team didn’t perform to its potential in the first few editions of the tournament.However, Gautam Gambhir became the captain of the team in 2012 and it changed everything. KKR won the IPL twice, in 2012 and 2014, courtesy of his leadership skills and the team did well when he was at the helm.But Gambhir feels that the franchise would’ve won more IPL trophies if Andre Russell had played when the former was with the KKR. Interestingly, the strongly built Caribbean player was picked by the franchise ahead of the 2014 edition in the auction for just Rs 60 lakh. While he played only a couple of matches during their title-winning run in the same season, Russell scored 326 runs at a strike-rate of 192.89 in 11 innings in IPL 2015.Though he didn’t dominate much in the following season Russell smashed 188 runs in 8 outings at a strike rate of close to 165. But then 2017 proved to be a tough year for him as he was banned for a year in the doping case and had miss the IPL that year. However, the KKR kept faith in him and retained him ahead of the mega auctions.And Andre Russell proved their decision right with his scintillating performances in IPL 2018 and 2019. After missing playing cricket for a year in 2017, he came stronger and fitter than ever and ripped apart the opposition bowling line-ups for fun. Rather he won a few games for the team single-handedly. But then, the franchise had released Gautam Gambhir in the mega auction and he wasn’t able to lead the team when Russell was at his best.Speaking at the Star Sports’ Cricket Connected show, the former India cricketer and current BJP MP wished that the Caribbean swashbuckler should’ve played when he was with the KKR during his seven-year stint with the franchise and they would’ve won a couple of titles definitely. He also recalled that in the same auction when KKR bought Russell for a meagre amount, Pawan Negi was sold for a huge amount of Rs 8 crore to the Delhi franchise.“Imagine Russell going for 50 Lakhs to KKR and Pawan Negi for 8 cr to Daredevils. I probably wished that he would have been there for seven years when I was playing we would have certainly won one or two more,” Gambhir said. Interestingly, despite Russell being at his best, the KKR hasn’t performed well in the last two seasons. (CricTracker)last_img read more

Orange defense thrives off pressure, turnovers in 22-8 win over Virginia Tech

first_img Published on April 4, 2015 at 2:02 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+ Virginia Tech’s Cawley Bromley lifted one hand off her stick, spun around and dropped her head back. She jogged up the field after she couldn’t catch a pass and watched it trickle out of bounds. She walked back to her spot near the 50-yard line and stood next to Syracuse’s Kelsey Youmell.On the next Syracuse possession, the Orange scored its 22nd goal of the game.It was a sequence that happened all afternoon for the Hokies: A turnover, followed by an SU goal.“(I) thought we were aggressive,” Syracuse head coach Gary Gait said, “caused a lot of good turnovers, got the ball back and happy with the outcome today.”The No. 7 Orange (9-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) defeated Virginia Tech (6-8, 0-5) 22-8 on Saturday in the Carrier Dome thanks in part to a strong defensive performance that led to seven goals off turnovers. It was just the third game this season that SU held its opponents to fewer than 10 goals.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse face-guarded VT’s Megan Will, who ranks ninth in the country in goals, throughout the game. After using a pressure zone defense in the first half, Gait incorporated some man-to-man in the second half, holding the Hokies to just three second-half goals.“Obviously that throws a little bit of a wrench in your plan,” Virginia Tech head coach Megan Burker said of the mid-game adjustment, “but I thought our offense did a nice job of handling it. We just didn’t convert the way that we wanted to on our shots.”Due to the Orange’s pressure, none of VT’s first seven goals were assisted and most came in unsettled situations when shooters were one-on-one with SU goalie Kelsey Richardson.But in more typical offensive sets, the Hokies repeatedly threw the ball away. And while Virginia Tech took 28 shots, only 14 of them were on goal, a testament to the defense’s performance, Richardson said.“Our defense is really coming along and really working out all of our kinks,” Richardson said, “and I think each game we get better and I think it’s going to be really, really effective come the ACC tournament and farther in the postseason.“We’re peaking at the right time.” Commentslast_img read more