James Levine

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
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.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
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.

 

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.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
Cosi Fan Tutte

 

Met music director James Levine conducts Mozart’s barbed romance, a comic masterpiece about the romantic complications that ensue when two friends decide to test their fiancées’ fidelity. Lesley Koenig’s production features a cast of rising Met stars, including Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard as the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella; Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov as their fiancés, Ferrando and Guglielmo; and Danielle de Niese as their feisty maid, Despina. Maurizio Muraro is the cynical Don Alfonso. Soprano Renée Fleming hosts.