Archive for the ‘Old Met’ Category

Dec. 14 2013

12/21/13 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Benjamin Britten Libretto by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears, after Shakespeare Sung in Italian Approximate running time 3 hrs. 35 min. Britten’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s magical romance returns to the Met for the first time in ten years, in celebration of the composer’s centennial. James Conlon conducts the gifted […]

Dec. 07 2013

12/14/13 – Falstaff – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Arrigo Boito Sung in Italian Approximate running time 2 hrs. 50 min. An undisputed master of Verdi’s final comic masterpiece, James Levine conducts Robert Carsen’s acclaimed production, the first new Met Falstaff since 1964. Ambrogio Maestri sings the role of the blustery Sir John Falstaff, opposite a marvelous […]

Nov. 30 2013

12/07/13 – MET BEGINS! Rigoletto – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave based on the play Le Roi s’Amuse by Victor Hugo Sung in Italian Approximate running time 3 hrs. 2 min. Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings the title role of Verdi’s tragic masterpiece for the first time at the Met in Michael Mayer’s dazzling production set in Las Vegas—the neon-bedecked […]

May. 04 2013

5/11/13 – Gotterdammerung – NOON

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Metropolitan Opera Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner Libretto by Richard Wagner Sung in German Approximate running time: 5 hrs. 31 min., 2 intermissions. Robert Lepage’s landmark production of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen is back for three complete cycles in spring 2013, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth. The Ring‘s cataclysmic finale stars Deborah Voigt and Katarina […]

Apr. 27 2013

5/04/13 – Dialogues des Carmelites – 1:00PM

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Metropolitan Opera Dialogues des Carmélites by Francis Poulenc Libretto by Francis Poulenc, after Georges Bernanos Sung in French Approximate running time: 3 hrs. 2 min., 1 intermission. In one of the Met’s greatest productions, Poulenc’s masterpiece makes a rare return to the repertory with a fine cast led by Patricia Racette, Felicity Palmer, and Isabel Leonard. Louis Langrée conducts […]

Apr. 20 2013

04/27/13 – Giulio Cesare – 1PM

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Metropolitan Opera Giulio Cesare by George Frideric Handel Libretto by Nicola Francesco Haym Sung in Italian Approximate running time: 4 hrs. 5 min., 2 intermissions. The opera that conquered London in Handel’s time comes to the Met in David McVicar’s inventive production—which triumphed at its Glyndebourne premiere in 2005. The Guardian praised McVicar’s “witty, sexy, and tragic post-colonial framing of […]

Apr. 13 2013

04/20/13 – Siegfried – NOON

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Metropolitan Opera Die Walküre by Richard Wagner Libretto by Richard Wagner Sung in German Approximate running time: 5 hrs. 6 min., 2 intermissions. Robert Lepage’s landmark production of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen is back for three complete cycles in spring 2013, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth. Jay Hunter Morris reprises his […]

Apr. 06 2013

04/13/13 – Die Walkure – NOON

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Metropolitan Opera Die Walküre by Richard Wagner Libretto by Richard Wagner Sung in German Approximate running time: 5 hrs. 4 min., 2 intermissions. Robert Lepage’s landmark production of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen is back for three complete cycles in spring 2013, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth. In the second installment, the […]

Mar. 30 2013

04/06/13 – Das Rheingold – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner Libretto by Richard Wagner Sung in German Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 46 min, wihtout intermission. Robert Lepage’s landmark production of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen is back for three complete cycles in spring 2013, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth. In the epic’s first installment, […]

Mar. 23 2013

03/30/13 – La Traviata – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave Sung in Italian Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 37 min, one intermission. Soprano Diana Damrau tackles Verdi’s eternal heroine for the first time anywhere in Willy Decker’s inspiring production. Plácido Domingo expands his repertoire to sing the baritone role of Germont, Violetta’s tormentor. Tenor […]

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