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General Public: Friday, July 28 2017

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Bellini

NORMA New Production


Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
Featuring: Sondra Radvanovsky, Joyce DiDonato

Synopsis: This new production of Bellini’s masterpiece stars Sondra Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her rival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar’s evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule.

Dates:
October 7, 2017 (Live)
Encores:
November 4
November 6
November 8

Mozart

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE


Conductor: James Levine, Met Music Director Emeritus
Featuring: Golda Schultz (debut)

Synopsis: Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the full-length, German version of Mozart’s magical fable, seen in Julie Taymor’s spectacular production, which captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its noble mysticism.

Dates:
October 14, 2017 (Live)
Encores:
November 11
November 27
November 29

Adès

THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL Met Premiere


Conductor: Thomas Adès
Featuring: Audrey Luna, Alice Coote

Synopsis: The Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera.

Dates:
November 18, 2017 (Live)
Encores:
December 9
December 11
December 13

Puccini

TOSCA New Production


Conductor: James Levine
Featuring: Sonya Yoncheva; Vittorio Grigolo, Bryn Terfel

Synopsis: Rivaling the splendor of Franco Zeffirelli’s Napoleonic-era sets and costumes, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for extraordinary singing. Sonya Yoncheva stars as the title prima donna alongside Vittorio Grigolo and Bryn Terfel. Andris Nelsons conducts.

Dates:
January 27, 2018 (Live)
Encores:
February 17
February 26
February 28

Donizetti

L’ELISIR D’AMORE


Conductor: Domingo Hindoyan (debut)
Featuring: Pretty Yende, Matthew Polenzani

Synopsis: Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met as the feisty Adina, opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.

Dates:
February 10, 2018 (Live)
Encores:
March 17
March 19
March 21

Puccini

LA BOHÈME


Conductor: Marco Armiliato
Featuring: Sonya Yoncheva; Michael Fabiano

Synopsis: The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production starring a cast of young stars, including Sonya Yoncheva as the fragile Mimì and Michael Fabiano as the poet Rodolfo. Marco Armiliato conducts.

Dates:
February 24, 2018 (Live)
Encores:
April 7
April 9
April 11

Rossini

SEMIRAMIDE First time in HD


Conductor: Maurizio Benini
Featuring: Angela Meade, Elizabeth DeShong, Javier Camarena

Synopsis:This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast.

Dates:
March 10, 2018 (Live)
Encores:
April 21
April 23
April 25

Mozart

COSÌ FAN TUTTE New Production


Conductor: David Robertson
Featuring: Kelli O’Hara

Synopsis: A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.

Dates:
March 31, 2018 (Live)
Encores:
May 5
May 7
May 9

Verdi

LUISA MILLER First time in HD


Conductor: James Levine
Featuring: Sonya Yoncheva; Piotr Beczala. Plácido Domingo

Synopsis: James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years.

Dates:
April 14, 2018 (Live)
Encores:
May 19
May 21
May 23

Massenet

CENDRILLON Met Premiere


Conductor: Bertrand de Billy
Featuring: Joyce DiDonato

Synopsis: For the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met. Joyce DiDonato stars in the title role, with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production.

Dates:
April 28, 2018 (Live)
Encores:
June 9
June 11
June 13

Poster Art
Bizet's

CARMEN Summer Encore


Composer: Georges Bizet
Featuring: Barbara Frittoli, Elïna Garanca, Roberto Alagna, Mariusz Kwiecien

Synopsis: One of the most popular operas of all time, Carmen, "is about sex, violence, and racism--and its corollary: freedom," says Olivier Award-winning director Richard Eyre about his new production of Bizet's drama.

Dates:
August 3

Poster Art
Bizet's

Les Pêcheurs de Perles Summer Encore


Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
Composer: Georges Bizet
Featuring: Diana Damrau, Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecien, Nicolas Testé

Synopsis: Bizet’s gorgeous opera of lust and longing set in the Far East returns to the Met stage for the first time in 100 years. Soprano Diana Damrau stars as Leïla, the beautiful Hindu priestess pursued by rival pearl divers competing for her hand. Her suitors are tenor Matthew Polenzani and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien, who sing the lilting duet “Au fond du temple saint,” which opera fans know and adore. Director Penny Woolcock explores the timeless themes of pure love, betrayal, and vengeance in a production that vividly creates an undersea world on the stage of the Met. Conductor Gianandrea Noseda brings his romantic flair to the lush score from the composer of Carmen.

Dates:
August 10

Poster Art
Verdi's

Nabucco Summer Encore


Conductor: James Levine
Composer: Guiseppe Verdi
Featuring: Plácido Domingo

Synopsis: The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine. Liudmyla Monastyrska is Abigaille, the warrior woman determined to rule empires, and Jamie Barton is the heroic Fenena. Dmitri Belosselskiy is the stentorian voice of the oppressed Hebrew people.

Dates:
August 17

Poster Art
Verdi's

Macbeth Summer Encore


Director: Fabio Luisi
Featuring: Zeljko Lucic, Anna Netrebko, Joseph Calleja, René Pape

Synopsis: Star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lucic’s doomed Macbeth, for the first time at the Met. Adrian Noble’s chilling production of Verdi’s masterful adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy also stars Joseph Calleja as the noble Macduff and René Pape as Banquo. Fabio Luisi conducts.

Dates:
August 24