This Day in Lincoln Center History

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September 16: On this day in 1966, the Metropolitan Opera House opened at Lincoln Center, presenting Samuel Barber’s “Antony and Cleopatra.”

Bass-baritone Bryn Terfel describes the joys and challenges of performing the title role in Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”

"It is a frightening piece. It’s a dangerous piece vocally." Bryn Terfel opens up about playing the title role in the New York Philharmonic’s staging. Plus, more footage from the show!

Tune in to Live From Lincoln Center on Friday, September 26 on PBS (check local listings)

Get ready for Bryn Terfel as Sweeney Todd and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett in the Live From Lincoln Center presentation of the New York Philharmonic’s acclaimed staging of Sondheim’s iconic musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, airing on PBS on September 26 (check local listings).(Photo: Chris Lee / New York Philharmonic)

Get ready for Bryn Terfel as Sweeney Todd and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett in the Live From Lincoln Center presentation of the New York Philharmonic’s acclaimed staging of Sondheim’s iconic musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, airing on PBS on September 26 (check local listings).

(Photo: Chris Lee / New York Philharmonic)

Bring your dancing shoes and we’ll provide the headphones. Lincoln Center’s Silent Disco is coming to Queens tonight! Find out more about this free event here: http://bit.ly/QueensSilentDisco

Bring your dancing shoes and we’ll provide the headphones. Lincoln Center’s Silent Disco is coming to Queens tonight! Find out more about this free event here: http://bit.ly/QueensSilentDisco

Is Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd” an opera or a musical? Bass-baritone Bryn Terfel explains the dilemma.

See the star-studded production on Live From Lincoln Center on PBS, September 26 (check local listings)

Heartwarming surprise by Ellen DeGeneres for an inspiring music teacher

Melissa Salguero, music teacher at PS 48 in the South Bronx and winner of the 2013 Lincoln Center Arts Teacher Award, recently shared a story of how her school was broken into and vandalized, with nearly $30,000 worth of equipment stolen. Ellen DeGeneres heard this heartbreaking story and invited Melissa to a taping of the show, surprising her with a generous gift of new instruments and funds to help rebuild the music program.

Watch the entire segment here: http://bit.ly/SalgueroEllenSegment. And learn how you can also help this passionate and inspirational music teacher rebuild this program for her students: http://bit.ly/SalgueroCampaign

This morning, more than 100 dancers performed Buglisi Dance Theatre’s “Table of Silence Project 9/11,” a free, public remembrance of September 11, around Lincoln Center’s Revson Fountain. #NeverForget

This morning, more than 100 dancers performed Buglisi Dance Theatre’s “Table of Silence Project 9/11,” a free, public remembrance of September 11, around Lincoln Center’s Revson Fountain. #NeverForget

Watch this great profile video of master puppeteer Basil Twist, produced by The New Yorker last year around the time of the premiere of his new production of Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring.” This acclaimed presentation showcasing his endless imagination comes to Lincoln Center in October as part of this year’s White Light Festival.

Check out yesterday’s “Instagram of the Day” courtesy of wnyc (photo courtesy Instagram user @UptownEastNYC)

Check out yesterday’s “Instagram of the Day” courtesy of wnyc (photo courtesy Instagram user @UptownEastNYC)

Second chance to experience John Luther Adams’s “Sila”

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The world premiere of John Luther Adams’s “Sila: The Breath of the World” was one of the major highlights at Lincoln Center this summer, a new work commissioned for the Mostly Mozart Festival and Lincoln Center Out of Doors, which received tremendous critical acclaim. If you missed it, now’s your chance to experience it: q2newmusic has just posted our produced video of the complete performance. Turn up your speakers, and enjoy! http://bit.ly/JLASilaVideo

(Photo: Kevin Yatarola)