Archive for the ‘Met Opera’ Category

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, […]

Mar. 22 2014

03/29/14 – La Sonnambula – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera La Sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini Libretto by Felice Romani Sung in Italian Approximate running time 2 hrs. 45 min. 1 intermission. Diana Damrau stars as Amina opposite bel canto specialist Javier Camarena as Elvino in Mary Zimmerman’s intriguing staging of Bellini’s sweet love story, with its unforgettable sleepwalking aria for the heroine. Marco Armiliato conducts. […]

Mar. 15 2014

03/22/14 – Wozzeck – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera Wozzeck by Alban Berg Libretto by Alban Berg and Georg Büchner Sung in German Approximate running time 1 hrs. 37 min. No intermission. Wozzeck’s longtime champion James Levine conducts Berg’s gripping score of passion, despair, and murder. Deborah Voigt and Thomas Hampson step into the demanding roles of Marie and the hapless title character […]

Mar. 08 2014

03/15/14 – Werther – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera Werther by Jules Massenet LIbretto by Édouard Blau, Paul Milliet and Georges Hartmann Sung in French Approximate running time 2 hrs. 50 min. One intermission. Jonas Kaufmann stars in the title role of Massenet’s sublime adaptation of Goethe’s revolutionary and tragic romance, opposite Sophie Koch as Charlotte. The new production is directed and designed by […]

Mar. 01 2014

03/08/14 – The Enchanted Island – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera The Enchanted Island by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, Purcell, and others Devised and Written by Jeremy Sams Sung in English Approximate running time 3 hrs. 5 min. One intermission. The Met’s delightful Baroque fantasy returns after its critically acclaimed world-premiere run in 2011–12, bringing together the music of Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, Purcell, and other composers, set […]

Feb. 22 2014

03/01/14 – Prince Igor – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera Prince Igor by Alexander Borodin Libretto by Alexander Borodin Sung in Russian Approximate running time 4 hrs. 15 min. with 2 intermissions. Borodin’s defining Russian epic, famous for its Polovtsian Dances, comes to the Met for the first time in nearly 100 years. Dmitri Tcherniakov’s new production is a brilliant psychological journey through the mind […]

Feb. 15 2014

02/22/14 – Der Rosenkavalier – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal Sung in German Approximate running time 4 hrs. 23 min. with 2 intermissions. Strauss’s bittersweet comic masterpiece features a superb ensemble led by Martina Serafin as the Marschallin. The performances celebrate the 100th anniversary of the opera’s U.S. premiere. Edward Gardner conducts. “Witty, elegant and […]

Feb. 08 2014

02/15/14 – Die Frau Ohne Schatten – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera Die Frau Ohne Schatten by Richard Strauss Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal Sung in German Approximate running time 4 hrs. 2 min. with 2 intermissions. A legendary Met production directed by the late Herbert Wernicke returns for the first time in ten years. The fantastical genius of the Strauss score and the Hofmannsthal libretto […]

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