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Falsettos

 

Nominated for five 2017 Tonys, this musical presents a look at a modern family, set in the 1980s amidst the emerging AIDS crisis. Christian Borle stars as Marvin, with Stephanie J. Block as his ex-wife, Trina, and Andrew Rannells as his lover, Whizzer.

 

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Idomeneo

 

James Levine conducts Mozart’s early masterpiece of love and vengeance following the Trojan War. Tenor Matthew Polenzani sings the title role of the King of Crete, with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of his noble son Idamante, soprano Elza van den Heever as Elettra and soprano Nadine Sierra as Ilia.

 

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Nabucco

 

Metropolitan Opera Music Director James Levine conducts Verdi’s early drama of Ancient Babylon, with Plácido Domingo adding a new role to his repertory as the title character. Liudmyla Monastyrska sings the role of Abigaille, Nabucco’s willful daughter, with Jamie Barton as Fenena, Russell Thomas as Ismaele, and Dmitry Belosselskiy as the prophet Zaccaria.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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