Archive for the ‘Met Opera’ Category

Mar. 03 2015

03/07/015 – Carmen – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera Carmen by Georges Bizet Libretto by  Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, based on a novella of the same title by Prosper Mérimée Approximate running time 3 hrs. 20 min. Richard Eyre’s stunning production returns with its original star, Elina Garanca, who plays the title role of the ill-fated temptress. Jonas Kaufmann and Yonghoon Lee play Carmen’s desperate […]

Jan. 29 2015

02/28/15 – Die Zauberflöte – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder Approximate running time 3 hrs. 10 min. Julie Taymor’s transcendent production of Mozart’s magical composition, seen this season in its full-length German version, features a youthful cast led by Miah Persson as Pamina, Kathryn Lewek as the Queen of the Night, Toby Spence as Tamino, Markus […]

Jan. 29 2015

02/21/15 – Don Giovanni – 1:00PM

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Metropolitan Opera Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte Approximate running time 3 hrs. 20 min. The magnetic Peter Mattei is Don Giovanni, performing alongside the starry ensemble of Elza van den Heever, Emma Bell, and Luca Pisaroni. New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert crosses the Lincoln Center Plaza to conduct. Sung in Italian Cast […]

Jan. 29 2015

02/14/15 – Iolanta/Bluebeard’s Castle – 1:00pm

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 Metropolitan Opera Iolanta by Pyotr Tchaikovsky Libretto by Modest Tchaikovsky Bluebeard’s Castle by Béla Bartók Libretto by Béla Balázs Approximate running time 3 hrs. 15 min. On the heels of her triumphant Met performances as Tatiana in Eugene Onegin, soprano Anna Netrebko takes on another Tchaikovsky heroine in the first opera of this intriguing double bill, consisting of an enchanting […]

Jan. 29 2015

02/07/15 – Macbeth – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave Approximate running time 2 hrs. 55 min. Anna Netrebko moves boldly into Verdi with her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lucic’s doomed Macbeth. Adrian Noble’s chilling production also stars Joseph Calleja as the noble Macduff and René Pape as Banquo. […]

Jan. 11 2015

01/31/15 – Les Contes D’Hoffmann – 1:00PM

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Metropolitan Opera Les Contes d’Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach Libretto by Jules Barbier, based on three short stories by E. T. A. Hoffmann. Approximate running time 3 hrs. 25 min. Vittorio Grigolo and Matthew Polenzani take turns playing the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title. The roles of the three heroines are shared by an impressive lineup of […]

Jan. 11 2015

01/24/15 – La Bohème – 1PM

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Metropolitan Opera La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, based on Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henri Murger Approximate running time 2 hrs. 55 min. Franco Zeffirelli’s classic take on Puccini’s most popular opera, the immortal tale of tragic young love, is set among the rooftops of bohemian Paris. The role of […]

Jan. 03 2015

01/17/15 – The Merry Widow – 1PM

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Metropolitan Opera The Merry Widow by Franz Lehár Libretto by Viktor Léon and Leo Stein Approximate running time 2 hrs. 45 min. The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Oklahoma!, Contact). Stroman […]

Dec. 27 2014

01/10/15 – Aida – 1PM

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Metropolitan Opera Aida by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni Approximate running time 3 hrs. 40 min. Grand opera at its grandest: the splendors of ancient Egypt return to the stage of the Met. Verdi’s mythic love triangle features Liudmyla Monastyrska, Tamara Wilson, and Oksana Dyka sharing the title role, with Olga Borodina and Violeta Urmana as Amneris and […]

Dec. 20 2014

01/03/15 – Hansel and Gretel – 1PM

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Metropolitan Opera Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck Libretto by Adelheid Wette Approximate running time 2 hrs. 10 min. Returning for the holidays, this season’s family entertainment is Richard Jones’s witty production of Humperdinck’s fairy-tale opera, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, in which two children face off against a wicked witch. In a lush setting of giant chefs, suit-clad […]

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