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Feb. 23 2013

03/02/13 – Parsifal – NOON

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Metropolitan Opera Parsifal by Richard Wagner Libretto by Richard Wagner Sung in German Approximate running time:  5 hrs. 35 min., including 2 intermissions Director François Girard’s timeless new vision for Wagner’s final masterpiece explores the many facets of this mystical score, while designer Michael Levine (Eugene Onegin) creates a surreal landscape. Jonas Kaufmann stars in the title role […]

Feb. 16 2013

02/23/13 – Carmen – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera Carmen by Georges Bizet Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy Sung in French Approximate running time:  3 hrs. 13 min., including 1 intermission The Met’s hit production of Bizet’s Carmen stars Anita Rachvelishvili, who made a sensational Met debut in the title role in 2010. “With her smoldering, earthy sexuality, she is ideal for the role” of the sultry […]

Feb. 09 2013

02/16/13 – Rigoletto – 1PM

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Metropolitan Opera Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave Sung in Italian Approximate running time:  3 hrs. 2 min., including 2 intermissions Michael Mayer’s bold new production locates Verdi’s tragedy of lust, betrayal, and revenge in Las Vegas in 1960. Željko Lucic sings the title role and Diana Damrau is his beautiful daughter, who falls under […]

Feb. 02 2013

02/09/13 – L’Elisir d’Amore – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera L’Elisir d’Amore by Gaetano Donizetti Libretto by Felice Romani Sung in Italian Approximate running time:  2 hrs. 41 min., including 1 intermission Anna Netrebko and Matthew Polenzani star in one of the greatest comic gems in opera, as the fickle Adina and her besotted Nemorino. Bartlett Sher, whose previous productions of Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Le Comte Ory, and Les […]

Jan. 26 2013

02/02/13 – Le Comte Ory – 1PM

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Metropolitan Opera Le Comte Ory by Gioachino Rossini Libretto by Eugène Scribe and Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson Sung in French Approximate running time:  2 hrs. 48 min., including 1 intermission “As the lecherous Count Ory, tenor Juan Diego Florez repeated the virtuoso performance he gave two seasons ago. His unique combination of slightly goofy charm, deft comic timing, and prodigious […]

Jan. 19 2013

01/26/13 – La Rondine – 1PM

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Metropolitan Opera La Rondine by Giacomo Puccini Libretto by Giuseppe Adami Sung in Italian Approximate running time:  2 hrs. 24 min., including 1 intermission This is Puccini at his melodic best, as soprano Kristine Opolais makes a notable debut in the title role of this romantic, bittersweet comedy. Tenor Giuseppe Filianoti is her passionate but mismatched lover. […]

Jan. 12 2013

01/19/13 – Maria Stuarda – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera Maria Stuarda by Gaetano Donizetti Libretto by Giuseppe Bardari Sung in Italian Approximate running time:  2 hrs. 46 min., including 1 intermission Joyce DiDonato’s performance in the title role of Mary, Queen of Scots, “will be pointed to as a model of singing,” full of “plush richness and aching beauty,” in David McVicar’s Met premiere […]

Jan. 06 2013

01/12/13 – Il Trovatore – 1PM

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Metropolitan Opera Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Salvadore Cammarano Sung in Italian Approximate running time:  2 hrs. 46 min., including 1 intermission Il Trovatore returns to the Met in a revival the New York Times calls “rousing, satisfying, truly fun.” David McVicar’s vivid production keeps the action moving in Verdi’s intense melodrama, which includes some of the composer’s most […]

Dec. 29 2012

01/05/13 – Les Troyens – 12:00PM NOON

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Metropolitan Opera Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz Libretto by Hector Berlioz Sung in French Approximate running time:  5 hrs. 15 min., including 2 intermissions The Met offers a rare opportunity to witness Berlioz’s vast epic, last performed at the Met in 2003. Deborah Voigt, Susan Graham, Brian Hymel, and Dwayne Croft lead the starry cast, portraying characters […]

Dec. 22 2012

12/29/12 – The Tempest – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera The Tempest by Thomas Adès Libretto by Meredith Oakes Sung in English Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 41 min., including one intermission The New York Times calls Thomas Adès’s masterpiece “one of the most inspired, audacious and personal operas to have come along in years.” Robert Lepage’s “fantastical production…offers a superb cast, headed by the charismatic baritone Simon […]

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