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SCENE™ and Met members: Wednesday, July 15, 2015
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General Public: Friday, July 24, 2015
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Featuring: Kristine Opolais, Roberto Alagna, Massimo Cavalletti, Brindley Sherratt
Synopsis: The Met stage ignites when soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Roberto Alagna join forces in Puccini’s obsessive love story. Opolais sings the title role of the country girl who transforms herself into a Parisian temptress, while Alagna is the dashing student who desperately woos her. Director Richard Eyre places the action in occupied France in a film noir setting. “Desperate passion” is the phrase Puccini himself used to describe the opera that confirmed his position as the preeminent Italian opera composer of his day. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the stirring score.
March 5, 2016
Conductor: Karel Mark Chichon
Featuring: Kristine Opolais, Maria Zifchak, Roberto Alagna, Dwayne Croft
Synopsis: Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. One of the world’s foremost Butterflys, soprano Kristine Opolais, takes on the title role, and Roberto Alagna sings Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly’s heart. Karel Mark Chichon conducts.
April 2, 2016
Conductor: Maurizio Benini
Featuring: Sondra Radvanovsky, Elīna Garanča, Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecien
Synopsis: Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky takes on the extraordinary challenge of singing all three of Donizetti’s Tudor queens in the course of a single season, a rare feat made famous by Beverly Sills—and not attempted on a New York stage since. In this climactic opera of the trilogy, directed by Sir David McVicar, she plays Queen Elizabeth I, forced to sign the death warrant of the nobleman she loves, Roberto Devereux. Tenor Matthew Polenzani is Devereux, and mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien complete the principal quartet in the bel canto masterpiece, conducted by Donizetti specialist Maurizio Benini.
April 16, 2016
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Featuring: Nina Stemme, Adrianne Pieczonka, Waltraud Meier, Burkhard Ulrich, Eric Owens
Synopsis: The genius director Patrice Chéreau (From the House of the Dead) didn’t live to see his great Elektra production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met. But his overpowering vision lives on with soprano Nina Stemme—unmatched today in the heroic female roles of Strauss and Wagner—who portrays Elektra’s primal quest for vengeance. Legendary mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is chilling as Elektra’s fearsome mother, Klytämnestra. Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and bass Eric Owens are Elektra’s troubled siblings. Chéreau’s musical collaborator, Esa-Pekka Salonen, conducts
April 30, 2016
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