Cate Blanchett to star in Lincoln Center Festival
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mikhail Baryshnikov, Cate Blanchett and Alan Cumming will be among the stars in this summer's Lincoln Center Festival.
The festival announced Wednesday that the offerings will include Baryshnikov in the new play "In Paris" and Blanchett in the Sydney Theatre Company's production of "Uncle Vanya." Cumming will star in the National Theatre of Scotland's one-person "Macbeth."
There will be a total of 72 performances by artists and ensembles from seven countries, running from July 5 through Aug. 5. The shows will be held in seven venues on and off the Lincoln Center campus.
Kaija Saariaho's "Emile," an 80-minute opera starring soprano Elizabeth Futral, will be given three performances in July. The monodrama, which premiered at the Opera de Lyon in France two years ago, is based on Emilie du Chatelet, Voltaire's mistress.
A one-night-only event on July 20 will pay tribute to Curtis Mayfield, who would have been 70 this year. Tao Ye, China's rising modern dance choreographer, brings his TAO Dance Theater with two new works, and there will also be a cycle of plays by Tom Murphy, one of Ireland's most influential playwrights.
The Paris Opera Ballet, the oldest national ballet company in the world, will give its first New York performances in 16 years and The Juilliard Orchestra and London's Royal Academy Orchestra will join forces in a concert led by John Adams.
Tickets go on sale April 2.
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