Opera

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
La Traviata

 

Sonya Yoncheva sings the role of the tragic courtesan Violetta in Verdi’s classic, with Michael Fabiano as her ardent lover Alfredo and Thomas Hampson as his disapproving father Germont. This revival of Willy Decker’s staging is conducted by Nicola Luisotti.

 

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Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages

 

Luciano Pavarotti brought opera to the masses with “Nessun dorma”. In this concert, he performs that hit, along with arias from La BohèmeRigoletto and Aida; Neapolitan songs in arrangements by Henry Mancini, including “Mamma” and “O Sole Mio;” and duets with Bono, Sting, Vanessa Williams and Eric Clapton.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
Rusalka

 

Kristine Opolais stars in a new production of the Dvořák fairy-tale opera that first won her international acclaim as the water nymph Rusalka. Also starring Brandon Jovanovich, Katarina Dalayman, Eric Owens and Jamie Barton. Mark Elder conducts.

 

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Romeo et Juliette

 

The lectrifying team of Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau reunites for a new production by Bartlett Sher of Gounod’s opera, based on the Shakespeare play. Damrau makes her role debut as Juliette, Grigolo sings Romeo and Elliot Madore sings Mercutio. Gianandrea Noseda conducts.

 

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Bel Canto The Opera

 

Composer Jimmy Lopez and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz’ operatic adaptation of Ann Patchett’s best-selling novel is inspired by a true-life hostage crisis in the 1990s in Lima, Peru. Features soprano Danielle de Niese and Lyric Opera of Chicago.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
Turandot

 

Hear Swedish soprano Nina Stemme sing the demanding title role of Puccini’s Chinese ice princess, with Anita Hartig as the angelic slave girl Liu and Marco Berti as Calaf. Paolo Carignani conducts Franco Zeffirelli’s 1987 production.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
Elektra

 

Richard Strauss’ tragedy is presented in the late Patrice Chereau’s production, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen. Nina Stemme stars as the vengeful princess, with Waltraud Meier, Adrianne Pieczonka, Eric Owens and Burkhard Ulrich.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
The Pearl Fishers

 

For the first time in a century, the Met stages Bizet’s lush, melodic romance. Diana Damrau leads the cast as Leila, with Matthew Polenzani and Mariusz Kwiecien as the two pearl fishers whose friendship is tested by their rivalry for her affections.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
Tannhauser

 

James Levine conducts the first Met revival of Wagner’s Tannhauser since 2004. Johan Botha sings the title role, with Peter Mattei, Gunther Groissbock, along with Eva-Maria Westbroek and Michelle DeYoung as the human and divine rivals for Tannhauser’s affection.

 

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