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Dec. 13 2017

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

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IETRO 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, […]

Nov. 17 2017

12/30/17 – The Merry Widow – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera FRANZ LEHÁR The Merry Widow   Susan Graham sings the title role of the fabulous woman of the world who sets out to conquer glamorous old Paris and get the one thing that has eluded her—a commitment from her playboy first love. Lehár’s delightful score of lush waltzes and beautiful ballads will sparkle […]

Nov. 17 2017

12/23/17 – Le Nozze di Figaro – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Le Nozze di Figaro   An exceptional ensemble of performers—including Ailyn Pérez, Nadine Sierra, Isabel Leonard, Luca Pisaroni, Mariusz Kwiecien, and Ildar Abdrazakov—share the stage in Mozart’s comic yet profound look at human nature and one crazy day in a wealthy Spanish household. Acclaimed Mozartean maestro Harry Bicket conducts Richard […]

Nov. 17 2017

12/16/17 – Norma – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera VINCENZO BELLINI Norma “Ponselle, Milanov, Sutherland, Callas … after last night, Radvanovsky can add her name to the list,” declared the Huffington Post when Sondra Radvanovsky made her Met role debut as Norma in 2013. The 2017–18 season opens with a new production of Bellini’s masterpiece, starring Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato […]

Nov. 17 2017

12/09/17 – The Magic Flute – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART The Magic Flute   The Met’s English-language family version of Mozart’s enchanting masterpiece has become one of the city’s essential holiday traditions. Evan Rogister conducts Julie Taymor’s spellbinding production, with special holiday pricing and a 100-minute running time. Nathan Gunn reprises his much-loved portrayal of the bird-catcher Papageno. SUNG IN ENGLISH […]

Oct. 23 2017

12/02/17 – Met Opera Returns with Verdi’s requiem @ 1pm!

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Metropolitan Opera GIUSEPPE VERDI Requiem   For the first time since 2008, James Levine conducts a special series of concerts of Verdi’s great mass, written in memory of Italian poet Alessandro Manzoni. The company has assembled a quartet of extraordinary soloists to join the incomparable Met Orchestra and Chorus: Krassimira Stoyanova, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Aleksandrs Antonenko, […]

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