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Mar. 12 2017

04/22/17 – Eugene Onegin – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera Eugene Onegin Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Libretto by Konstantin Shilovsky sung in Russian ESTIMATED RUN TIME 3 HRS 38 MINS front page photo credit: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera    Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production, starring Anna Netrebko as Tatiana and Mariusz […]

Mar. 12 2017

04/15/17 – Aida – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera Aida Composed by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni sung in Italian ESTIMATED RUN TIME 3 HRS 45 MINS front page photo credit: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera The Met’s monumental staging is a dazzling backdrop for the star-crossed love story set amid the clash of ancient empires. Three commanding sopranos—Liudmyla Monastyrska, Latonia Moore, and Krassimira […]

Mar. 12 2017

04/08/17 – Tristan und Isolde – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera Tristan und Isolde Composed by Richard Wagner Libretto by the composer sung in German ESTIMATED RUN TIME 4 HRS 47 MINS front page photo credit: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera Tristan und Isolde opens the Met season in a new production by Mariusz Treliński (the director responsible for the 2014–15 season’s double bill of Iolanta and Bluebeard’s […]

Mar. 12 2017

04-01-17 – Fidelio – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera Fidelio Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven Libretto by Joseph Sonnleithner sung in German ESTIMATED RUN TIME 2 HRS 33 MINS front page photo credit: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera Beethoven’s only opera—an ode to freedom, justice, and the human spirit—returns to the Met with a fine cast. Adrianne Pieczonka is Leonore, who, disguised as Fidelio, courageously […]

Mar. 12 2017

03/25/17 – Idomeneo – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera Idomeneo Composed by  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto by Giambattista Varesco sung in Italian ESTIMATED RUN TIME 3 HRS 58 MINS front page photo credit: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera “Here is the Met at its best. … [James] Levine conducts, drawing a refined and affecting performance from the great Met orchestra and chorus and an impressive cast” (New […]

Feb. 12 2017

03/18/17 – Guillaume Tell – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera Guillaume Tell Composed by Gioachino Rossini Libretto by Étienne de Jouy and Hippolyte Bis sung in French ESTIMATED RUN TIME 4 HRS 34 MINS front page photo credit: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera Rossini’s epic telling of the William Tell fable returns to the Met stage after an absence of more than 80 years, in a […]

Feb. 12 2017

03/11/17 – La Traviata – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera La Traviata Composed by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave sung in Italian ESTIMATED RUN TIME 2 HRS 33 MINS front page photo credit: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, a role in which she triumphed on the Met stage in 2015, opposite […]

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 […]

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