Deborah Voigt with Francesca Zambello
Wed, Apr 23, 8:15 pm
A diva and a director dish. Superstar soprano Deborah Voigt and powerhouse opera and theater director Francesca Zambello, friends for over 25 years, come to 92Y to talk opera, inspiration, artistry and friendship. There are not many women artistic and general directors in opera and not many sopranos that can tackle both Wagner and classic Italian roles–but Zambello and Voigt have challenged stereotypes as they’ve built brilliant careers. Find out how they navigate the high-flying demands of international opera and what interests they pursue away from the stage.
In the News: Jeff Greenfield with Joe Klein
Sun, Apr 27, 7:30 pm
Two of America’s brightest and most provocative political analysts, Joe Klein and Jeff Greenfield, come together to discuss everything from stories on the front page to stories not being told.
21st Century Leadership with David Gergen: A Conversation with William Bratton, Stanley McChrystal and Dana Born
Tue, Apr 29, 8 pm
As we live through a shift in the concept of leadership and of power itself, join some of today’s most high-profile, innovative and sometimes surprising leaders to explore how leadership is changing in the digital age. How is leadership defined in an era in which technology, entrepreneurism and social good are growing increasingly linked? How are the most forward-thinking leaders combining enduring values with innovation and change in a rapidly changing world?
Wonder Women: Sex, Power and the Quest for Perfection
Wed, Apr 30, 7:30 pm
“You know that girl who ‘has it all’—perfect job, relationship, body? No, you don’t, because she doesn’t exist, argues Barnard College president Debora Spar in her explosive new book Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection. Her radical message to you: “Stop trying to be so good at everything.” Spar is joined by Anna Quindlen, former New York Times op ed columnist and bestselling author of A Short Guide to a Happy Life, to address the many issues covered in Spar’s new book, which has been acclaimed as “a wise, worthy companion to Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In.”
Inside Israeli Covert Intelligence with Dan Raviv and Yossi Melman
Tue, May 13, 8:15 pm
Dan Raviv of CBS News and Israeli journalist Yossi Melman are co-authors of five books about Israeli espionage, security and diplomacy. Hear from two leading experts on Israeli covert intelligence—an American with decades of experience abroad, and an Israeli expert on the Mossad and covert action—as they present an inside look at how Israel defends itself against a wide array of dangers and challenges. Can Israeli spies keep sabotaging Iran’s nuclear aspirations? Do the Israelis know what they want in Egypt and Syria? What can Israel do, that the United States can’t? The authors of the best-seller Every Spy a Prince and a new updated Spies Against Armageddon: Inside Israel’s Secret Wars will have the latest, some of it reassuring and some of it not.