Archive for the ‘Met Opera’ Category

Dec. 20 2015

5/7/16 – DIE ENTFUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL@ 1:00PM

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Metropolitan Opera Die Entfuhrung Aus Dem Serail by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto written by  Christoph Friedrich Bretzner with adaptations by Gottlieb Stephanie Approximate running time: 3 HRS 19 MIN Met Music Director James Levine returns to a work he has long cherished, Mozart’s delightful comic gem of wily captives in a harem. Coloratura soprano sensation Albina Shagimuratova […]

Dec. 20 2015

4/30/16 – ELEKTRA @ 1:00PM

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Metropolitan Opera Elektra by Richard Strauss Libretto written by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, which he adapted from his 1903 drama Elektra Approximate running time: 1 HRS 45 MIN The genius director Patrice Chéreau (From the House of the Dead) didn’t live to see his great Elektra production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the […]

Dec. 20 2015

4/23/16 – OTELLO @ 1:00PM

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Metropolitan Opera Otello by  Giuseppe Verdi Libretto written by Arrigo Boito, based on Shakespeare’s play Othello. Approximate running time: 2 HRS 46 MINS Director Bartlett Sher’s new production of Verdi’s masterful Otello, which opened the Met season last September, returns for a second run, with Aleksandrs Antonenko in the title role and Željko Lučić as Iago reprising their performances. […]

Dec. 20 2015

4/16/16 – ROBERTO DEVEREUX @ 1:00PM

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Metropolitan Opera Roberto Deverux by Gaetano Donizetti Libretto written by Salvadore Cammarano  after François Ancelot’s tragedy Elisabeth d’Angleterre (1829), and based as well on the Historie secrete des amours d’Elisabeth et du comte d’Essex (1787) by Jacques Lescéne des Maisons, Approximate running time: 2 HRS 40 MINS Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky takes on the extraordinary challenge of singing all three […]

Dec. 20 2015

4/9/16 – SIMON BOCCANEGRA @ 1:00PM

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Metropolitan Opera Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on the play Simón Bocanegra (1843) by Antonio García Gutiérrez Approximate running time: 3 HRS 9 MINS The legendary pair of James Levine and Plácido Domingo have defined Verdi’s art for more than four decades. They demonstrate their mastery with this remarkable character study of the […]

Dec. 20 2015

4/2/16 – MADAMA BUTTERFLY @ 1:00PM

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Metropolitan Opera Madama Butterfly by  Giacomo Puccini Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa Approximate running time: 3 HRS 18 MINS Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. Kristine Opolais reprises her acclaimed portrayal of the title role, opposite Roberto Alagna as Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly’s heart. Hei-Kyung Hong, […]

Dec. 20 2015

3/26/16 – LE NOZZE DI FIGARO @ 1:00PM

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Metropolitan Opera Le Nozze Di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte Approximate running time: 3 HRS 33 MINS Richard Eyre’s stylish 2014 production, set in 1930s Seville, returns with both new and familiar stars. Bass Mikhail Petrenko sings his first Met Figaro. Sopranos Rachel Willis-Sørensen and Amanda Majeski—who both made acclaimed Met debuts last […]

Dec. 20 2015

3/19/16 – L’ELISIR D’AMORE @ 1:00PM

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Metropolitan Opera L’ELISIR D’AMORE by Gaetano Donizetti. Libretto written by Felice Romani wrote the Italian libretto, after Eugène Scribe’s libretto for Daniel Auber’s Le philtre (1831). Approximate run time:  2 HRS 39 MINS Everyone in the village loves the spry Adina and the slow-but-likeable Nemorino—but when will they admit their love for each other? Soprano Aleksandra Kurzak and […]

Dec. 20 2015

3/12/16 – DON PASQUALE @ 1:00PM

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Metropolitan Opera Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti Libretto by Giovanni Ruffini Approximate running time: 2 HRS 53 MINS Donizetti’s lighthearted farce stars celebrated debutante soprano Eleonora Buratto, tenor Javier Camarena, a new king of the high Cs, and baritone Ambrogio Maestri, the recent and unforgettable Met Falstaff—an ideal team for this comic romp. Otto Schenk’s 2006 production provides […]

Dec. 20 2015

3/5/16 – MANON LESCAUT @ 1:00PM

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Metropolitan Opera Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini Libretto by Ruggero Leoncavallo, Marco Praga, Giuseppe Giacosa, Domenico Oliva and Luigi Illica. Estimated Run Time: 3 hrs 8 mins The Met stage ignites when soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Jonas Kaufmann join forces in Puccini’s obsessive love story. Opolais sings the title role of the country girl who […]

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