They sing! They dance! They impale!

For those of you in the city alleged never to sleep, Purim comes early this year with the New York City Opera‘s production of Esther, an opera by Hugo Weisgall that had its world premiere at NYCO in 1993.

May I interest you in a promotional video?

The opera wraps up its run this week, so if this tickles your fancy, don’t wait to get your Persian on. Just do the divas a favor and leave your graggers at home.

3 Responses to “They sing! They dance! They impale!”

  1. And they kill 75,000 people! But do not lay their hands upon the spoil….

    themicah · November 16th, 2009 at 8:22 pm
  2. Is the NYCO sponsored by the Park Avenue Synagogue?

    TheWanderingJew · November 17th, 2009 at 10:39 am
  3. BTW, NYCO has a couple of other Esther videos up on YouTube:

    Here’s a general preview of the show:

    Here’s a glimpse behind the scenes:

    dlevy · November 17th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

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