Metropolitan Opera to Present Broadway Star Barbara Cook in Concert

Classic Arts News   Metropolitan Opera to Present Broadway Star Barbara Cook in Concert
 
Broadway star Barbara Cook will appear in concert at the Metropolitan Opera House on January 20, 2006, the Met announced.

The concert will mark the first time that the company has presented a female pop star in concert. French actor and singer Yves Montand gave several performances at the Met in September 1982.

Cook made her Broadway debut in 1951 in Sammy Fain and Yip Harburg's Flahooley. Her many appearances since have included the roles of Cunegonde in the original production of Bernstein's Candide, Marian the Librarian in the original production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man—for which she won a Tony Award—and Amalia in the original production of Bock, Harnick, and Masteroff's She Loves Me. In 1985, she appeared with the New York Philharmonic in a concert version of Stephen Sondheim's Follies.

She made her solo concert debut in 1975 at Carnegie Hall, and has given solo performances in venues around the world; in 2001, she toured the solo show Barbara Cook in Mostly Sondheim and in 2004 had a hit with Barbara Cook's Broadway.

Tickets for the concert are available through the Met box office, by calling 212-363-6000, or by visiting www.metopera.org.


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