Archive for the ‘Old Met’ Category

Dec. 20 2014

12/27/14 – La Traviata – 1PM

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Metropolitan Opera La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave Approximate running time 2 hrs. 35 min. Verdi’s consumptive courtesan returns in Willy Decker’s timeless setting, with rising sopranos Marina Rebeka and Sonya Yoncheva sharing the role of the title heroine. Stephen Costello and Francesco Demuro are Alfredo, Quinn Kelsey and Ludovic Tézier are Germont, and Marco Armiliato […]

Dec. 06 2014

12/20/14 – Le Nozze di Figaro – 1PM

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Metropolitan Opera Le Nozze di Figaro by Amadeus Mozart Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte Sung in Italian Approximate running time 3 hrs. 34 min. Richard Eyre’s season-opening new production of Mozart’s eternal masterpiece is set in an 18th-century manor house in Seville during the 1930s. Erwin Schrott in the title role leads a stellar cast that also includes Mariusz Kwiecien […]

Nov. 29 2014

12/13/14 – Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg – NOON!

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Metropolitan Opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner Libretto by Richard Wagner Sung in German Approximate running time 5 hrs. 50 min. James Levine returns to Wagner with a signature run of this epic comedy, back at the Met for the first time in eight years. James Morris and Michael Volle share the central role of Hans Sachs. Johan […]

Nov. 20 2014

12/06/14 – The MET Begins! – The Barber of Seville @1pm

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Metropolitan Opera Il Barbiere Di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini  Libretto by Cesare Sterbini Sung in Italian Approximate running time 3 hrs. 0 min., with 1 intermission. In Bartlett Sher’s effervescent production of Rossini’s most popular opera, Isabel Leonard is the beautiful and feisty Rosina, who won’t be kept under lock and key. Lawrence Brownlee is her conspiring flame, Almaviva, and Christopher […]

May. 03 2014

05/10/14 – La Cenerentola – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera La Cenerentola by Gioachino Rossini Libretto by Jacopo Ferretti Sung in Italian Approximate running time 3 hrs. 15 min. Three peerless Rossini virtuosos star in La Cenerentola—a vocal tour de force for mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, singing her first Met performances of the Cinderella title role, and tenors Juan Diego Flórez and Javier Camarena, who share the role […]

Apr. 26 2014

05/03/14 – I Puritani – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera I Puritani by Vincenzo Beliini Libretto by Carlo Pepoli Sung in Italian Approximate running time 3 hrs. 20 min. An exciting newcomer joins three acclaimed bel canto stars in Bellini’s final opera, a vocal showcase that features one of opera’s greatest mad scenes. Olga Peretyatko makes her highly anticipated Met debut as Elvira, the […]

Apr. 19 2014

04/26/14 – Cosi fan tutte – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera Cosi fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte Sung in Italian Approximate running time 3 hrs. 40 min. Music Director James Levine conducts Mozart’s beloved opera about testing the ties of love. The cast is filled with youthful Met stars: Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard are the sisters Fiordiligi and […]

Apr. 12 2014

04/19/14 – Arabella – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera Arabella by Richard Strauss Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal Sung in German Approximate running time 3 hrs. 31 min. Swedish soprano Malin Byström stars in the title role of Strauss’s nostalgic romance that explores the fleeting charms of youth, opposite Michael Volle and Juliane Banse. Philippe Auguin conducts. In the title role, Malin Byström, “elegant […]

Apr. 05 2014

04/12/14 – Andrea Chénier – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano Libretto by Luigi Illica Sung in Italian Approximate running time 3 hrs. 5 min, two intermissions After their powerful pairing in Il Trovatore, Marcelo Álvarez and Patricia Racette reunite in Giordano’s melodramatic story of life in times of revolutionary fervor, a passionate tale of the ill-fated love of a dashing poet […]

Mar. 29 2014

04/05/14 – La Bohème – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa Sung in Italian Approximate running time 2 hrs. 55 min, two intermissions Puccini’s moving story of young love is the most performed opera in Met history—and with good reason. Anita Hartig and Barbara Frittoli star as the frail Mimì in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, […]

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