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Feb. 10 2018

03/10/18 – Semiramide – 1pm

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GIOACHINO ROSSINI Semiramide This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by […]

Feb. 10 2018

03/03/18 – Madama Butterfly – 1pm

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GIACOMO PUCCINI Madama Butterfly Anthony Minghella’s stunning production of Puccini’s heartbreaking opera, an instant Met classic since its 2006 premiere, returns with Hui He and Ermonela Jaho in the tragic title role of the trusting geisha. Roberto Aronica and Luis Chapa alternate as her callous American lover, Pinkerton, and Jader Bignamini and Marco Armiliato conduct. […]

Jan. 17 2018

02/24/17-La Bohème-1pm

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GIACOMO PUCCINI La Bohème The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with a series of exciting casts. Angel Blue, Anita Hartig, and Sonya Yoncheva (left) share the role of the fragile Mimì, with Dmytro Popov, Russell Thomas, and Michael Fabiano alternating as the poet Rodolfo. Alexander Soddy and Marco Armiliato share […]

Jan. 17 2018

02/17/18-Parsifal- NOON

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RICHARD WAGNER Parsifal Met Music Director Designate Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Wagner’s transcendental score, in François Girard’s remarkable production, a mystical theatrical journey. Tenor Klaus Florian Vogt, renowned across Europe, returns to the Met following his appearances in the 2016–17 season as Florestan in Fidelio. Evelyn Herlitzius is Kundry, and Peter Mattei and René Pape bring back […]

Jan. 17 2018

02/10/18-L’Elisir d’Amore-1pm

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GAETANO DONIZETTI L’Elisir d’Amore Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first Adina opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts. SUNG IN ITALIAN  ESTIMATED RUN TIME: 2 […]

Jan. 17 2018

02/03/18-Il Trovatore-1pm

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GIUSEPPE VERDI Il Trovatore Sir David McVicar’s exhilarating production of Verdi’s thrilling depiction of life on the edge features Maria Agresta as the noble heroine, Leonora, Yonghoon Lee as the troubadour who loves her, Quinn Kelsey as his rival, and Anita Rachvelishvili as the Gypsy Azucena, whose bloodthirsty curse propels the story. Marco Armiliato conducts. […]

Jan. 06 2018

01/27/18 – Tosca – 1pm

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GIACOMO PUCCINI Tosca Sir David McVicar’s “smashing new production” is “a grand triumph” (Huffington Post), featuring an exciting cast led by soprano Sonya Yoncheva in the title role of the fiery diva and Vittorio Grigolo as her passionate lover, Cavaradossi. The pair are “youthful, ardent, and innocent … their duets electric, their kisses hot and […]

Jan. 06 2018

01/20/18 – Thais – 1pm

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JULES MASSENET Thaïs Ailyn Pérez is the alluring courtesan and Gerald Finley is the holy man who tries to resist her powers of seduction in Massenet’s tale of sensuality versus spirituality. Emmanuel Villaume conducts. SUNG IN FRENCH ESTIMATED RUN TIME: 3 HRS 16 MINS photo credit: Chris Lee/Metropolitan Opera CAST CONDUCTOR  Emmanuel Villaume THAÏS  Ailyn Pérez NICIAS  Jean-François Borras ATHANAËL  Gerald […]

Dec. 13 2017

01/13/17-Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci-1.00 pm

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PIETRO MASCAGNI / RUGGERO LEONCAVALLO Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci Roberto Alagna takes on the leading tenor roles in both parts of opera’s most popular double bill. In Cavalleria Rusticana, Ekaterina Semenchuk and Eva-Maria Westbroek share the role of the woebegone Santuzza, with Aleksandra Kurzak as the hot-blooded Nedda in Pagliacci. Nicola Luisotti conducts Sir David McVicar’s production, […]

Dec. 13 2017

01/06/18 – Hansel and Gretel -1pm

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ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK Hansel and Gretel A Met English-language holiday presentation, Richard Jones’s clever production of Humperdinck’s fairy-tale opera is based on the Brothers Grimm story. Donald Runnicles conducts the sweeping score and a delightful cast, including the legendary Dolora Zajick as the wayward siblings’ mother. Tara Erraught and Ingeborg Gillebo share the role of Hansel, […]

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