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Dec. 03 2016

01/07/17 – Nabucco – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera Nabucco Composed by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Temistocle Solera Sung in Italian ESTIMATED RUN TIME 2 HRS 44 MINS front page photo credit: Ken Howard/ Met Opera The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine. Liudmyla Monastyrska is Abigaille, the warrior […]

Dec. 03 2016

12/31/016 – L’Italiana In Algeri – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera L’Italiana In Algeri Composed by Gioachino Rossini Libretto by Angelo Anelli Sung in Italian ESTIMATED RUN TIME 3 HRS 2 MINS front page photo credit: Ken Howard/ Met Opera James Levine conducts this comedy of a feisty Italian girl turning the tables on her bumbling captors via Rossini’s blend of madness and fun. Mezzo-soprano Marianna Pizzolato […]

Dec. 03 2016

12/24/16 – Hansel and Gretel – 1PM

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Metropolitan Opera Hansel and Gretel Composed by Engelbert Humperdinck Libretto by by Humperdinck’s sister, Adelheid Wette (based on the Grimm brothers’ fairy tale) recorded at the Metropolitan Opera House on January 1, 2008 Matinee Performed in English HD Transmission/Simulcast HÄNSEL UND GRETEL Humperdinck–Wette Hänsel………………Alice Coote Gretel………………Christine Schäfer Gertrud……………..Rosalind Plowright Peter……………….Alan Held Witch……………….Philip Langridge Sandman……………..Sasha Cooke […]

Nov. 05 2016

12/17/16 – Salome – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera Salome composed by Richard Strauss Richard Strauss’s revolutionary score and scandalous Oscar Wilde–inspired drama took the world by storm at its premiere and continues to wow audiences today. Catherine Naglestad makes her Met debut in the tour-de-force role of Salome, part innocent and part sexual predator. Željko Lučić is her prophetic nemesis Jochanaan, […]

Nov. 05 2016

12/10/16 – L’Amour de Loin – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera L’Amour de Loin Composed by Kaija Saariaho Libretto by Amin Maalouf Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s breakthrough opera was described by the New York Times as “transfixing…a lushly beautiful score.” Commissioned by the Salzburg Festival, where it was first seen in 2000, it will now finally have its Metropolitan Opera premiere in a dazzling new […]

Nov. 05 2016

12/03/16 – MET OPERA BEGINS! – Manon Lescaut – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera Manon Lescaut Giacomo Puccini Anna Netrebko and Kristine Opolais share the title role, a heroine as alluring and irresistible as her adored city of Paris. Marcelo Álvarez is her obsessed lover in the opera that made Puccini famous, showcased in Richard Eyre’s heated,1940s film noir–inspired production, with Marco Armiliato on the podium. World […]

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