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Feb. 12 2017

03/04/17 – Werther – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera Werther Composed by Jules Massenet Libretto by Édouard Blau, Paul Milliet and Georges Hartmann sung in French ESTIMATED RUN TIME 2 HRS 54 MINS front page photo credit: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera Tenor sensation Vittorio Grigolo is Werther, the young poet who seeks the unattainable love of the beautiful Charlotte, sung by mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard. Edward […]

Jan. 15 2017

02/25/17 – Rusalka – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera Rusalka Composed by Antonín Dvořák Libretto by Jaroslav Kvapil sung in Czech ESTIMATED RUN TIME 3 HRS 40 MINS front page photo credit: Ken Howard/ Met Opera Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, who sings the haunting “Song to the Moon.” Mary Zimmerman brings her […]

Jan. 15 2017

2/18/17 – I Puritani – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera I Puritani Composed by Vincenzo Bellini sung in Italian ESTIMATED RUN TIME 3 HRS 32 MINS front page photo credit: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera The art of bel canto will take center stage in Bellini’s lyrical jewel. The electrifying Diana Damrau is Elvira, gripped by madness and love; Javier Camarena, a sensation in his recent […]

Jan. 15 2017

02/11/17 – Carmen – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera Carmen Composed by Georges Bizet Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy sung in French ESTIMATED RUN TIME 3 HRS 17 MINS front page photo credit: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera Two French mezzo-sopranos, Sophie Koch and Clémentine Margaine, alternate as Bizet’s immortal heroine. Tenor Marcelo Álvarez is her hapless soldier Don José, and newcomer Maria […]

Jan. 15 2017

02/04/17 – Rigoletto – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera Rigoletto Composed by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave Sung in Italian ESTIMATED RUN TIME 3 HRS 2 MINS front page photo credit: Karen Almond/Metropolitan Opera Michael Mayer’s hit production of Rigoletto places the action in a neon-bedecked Las Vegas in 1960. Stephen Costello and Joseph Calleja alternate as the womanizing Duke, Olga Peretyatko is […]

Jan. 01 2017

01/28/17 – Il Barbiere di Siviglia – 1PM

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Metropolitan Opera Il Barbiere di Siviglia Composed by Gioachino Rossini Libretto by Cesare Sterbini Sung in Italian ESTIMATED RUN TIME 3 HRS 4 MINS front page photo credit: Ken Howard/ Met Opera World premiere: Teatro Argentina, Rome, 1816. Rossini’s perfectly honed treasure survived a famously disastrous opening night (caused by factions and local politics more than any reaction to […]

Jan. 01 2017

01/21/17 – Romeo et Juliette – 1PM

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Metropolitan Opera Roméo et Juliette Composed by Charles Gounod Libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré Sung in French ESTIMATED RUN TIME 2 HRS 56 MINS front page photo credit: Ken Howard/ Met Opera World premiere: Théâtre Lyrique, Paris, 1867. Perhaps the most enduringly successful of the many operatic settings of the world’s consummate love story, Roméo et […]

Jan. 01 2017

01/14/17 – La Boheme – 1PM

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Metropolitan Opera La Bohème Composed by Giacomo Puccini Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa Sung in Italian ESTIMATED RUN TIME 2 HRS 58 MINS front page photo credit: Marty Sohl/ Met Opera World premiere: Teatro Regio, Turin, 1896. Met company premiere: Los Angeles (on tour), November 9, 1900. La Bohème, the passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among […]

Dec. 03 2016

01/07/17 – Nabucco – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera Nabucco Composed by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Temistocle Solera Sung in Italian ESTIMATED RUN TIME 2 HRS 44 MINS front page photo credit: Marty Sohl/ Met Opera 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 […]

Dec. 03 2016

12/31/016 – L’Italiana In Algeri – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera L’Italiana In Algeri Composed by Gioachino Rossini Libretto by Angelo Anelli Sung in Italian ESTIMATED RUN TIME 3 HRS 2 MINS front page photo credit: Ken Howard/ Met Opera James Levine conducts this comedy of a feisty Italian girl turning the tables on her bumbling captors via Rossini’s blend of madness and fun. Mezzo-soprano Marianna Pizzolato […]

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