Great Performances at the MET

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GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
Der Rosenkavalier

 

The Met’s first new production since 1969 of Strauss’s rich, romantic masterpiece stars Renée Fleming in one of her signature roles as the Marschallin, opposite Elīna Garanča as Octavian, the impulsive young title character. Conducted by Sebastian Weigle and directed by Robert Carsen, whose most recent Met production was the hit 2013 staging of Falstaff, the cast also includes Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs, Erin Morley as Sophie, Markus Brück as Faninal, and Matthew Polenzani as the Italian Singer.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
Otello

 

The Met presents a new staging of Verdi’s masterpiece, conducted by Yannick Nezet-Seguin and directed by Bartlett Sher, with Aleksandrs Antonenko as the tormented Moor of Venice; Sonya Yoncheva as Desdemona; and Zeljko Lucic as Otello’s sinister rival, Iago.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
Il Trovatore

 

Verdi’s classic opera stars Anna Netrebko in her Met role debut as Leonora. Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings Count di Luna, with Yonghoon Lee as Manrico, the title character, Stefan Kocan as Ferrando and Dolora Zajick as the gypsy Azucena.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
Les Contes D’Hoffmann

 

Tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the role of Hoffman, the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer in Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece. Hibla Gerzmava, Erin Morley and Christine Rice sing the three heroines – each an idealized embodiment of some aspect of Hoffmann’s desire. Thomas Hampson portrays the shadowy Four Villains. Yves Abel conducts the sparkling score for a Bartlett Sher’s wild, kaleidoscopic production.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
Carmen

 

Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter Escamillo, who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
Macbeth

 

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.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES
Encores! Great Performances at the Met


This special features 19 unforgettable arias and duets selected from the past eight seasons of GREAT PERFORMANCES at The Met broadcasts, performed by today’s greatest opera stars and talents. Hosted by soprano Deborah Voigt, the special covers a wide range of operatic ground, from heartbreak to hilarity, delivered by such artists as Natalie Dessay, Plácido Domingo, Renee Fleming, Juan Diego Flórez, Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko, and Voigt herself.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
La Cenerentola

 

Joyce DiDonato sings the title role in Rossini’s Cinderella story, with bel canto master Juan Diego Flórez as her dashing prince. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads a cast that also includes Pietro Spagnoli in his Met debut as the servant Dandini, Alessandro Corbelli as Cenerentola’s stepfather Don Magnifico, and Luca Pisaroni as Don Ramiro’s tutor, Alidoro.

 

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
Werther

 

Director Richard Eyre returns to the Met with a new staging of Massenet’s tragic romance, starring Jonas Kaufmann and French mezzo-soprano Sophie Koch in their first Met performances as the brooding poet Werther and his unattainable love, Charlotte. Alain Altinoglu conducts the first new Met production of the opera in more than forty years.