PBS to Present ‘Da Ponte’s Oratorio: A Concert for New York’

Oct 12, 2021 269

BY: Nicolas Quiroga

PBS is set to premiere “The Oratorio” and “Da Ponte’s Oratorio: A Concert for New York” on Nov. 5, 2021.

First up will be the documentary, which starts at 9 p.m., and will be headlined by famed film director Martín Scorsese as he reveals the story of the arrival of Italian opera to the New World during a performance in the Old Cathedral of Saint Patrick. The event was lost for almost 200 years and was recently rediscovered and staged.

The Oratorio features interviews with conductor Claudio Orazi and musicologist Francesco Zimei, who led an effort to restage the oratorio after convincing the Italian government to fund the performance as a gift from the Old World.

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SOURCE: https://operawire.com

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