Archive for the ‘Met Opera’ Category

Feb. 01 2014

02/08/14 – Rusalka – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera Rusalka by Antonin Dvorak Libretto by Jaroslav Kvapil Sung in Czech Approximate running time 3 hrs. 45 min. with 2 intermissions. The great Renée Fleming returns to one of her signature roles, singing the enchanting “Song to the Moon” in Dvorák’s soulful fairy-tale opera. Tenor Piotr Beczala co-stars as the Prince, Dolora Zajick is Ježibaba, and […]

Jan. 25 2014

02/01/14 – Madama Butterfly – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa Sung in Italian Approximate running time 3 hrs. 15 min. Anthony Minghella’s breathtakingly beautiful and powerfully dramatic production returns, with Amanda Echalaz making her Met debut as Cio-Cio-San. Rising tenor Bryan Hymel sings Pinkerton. Cast/Crew Conductor: Philippe Auguin Cio-Cio-San: Amanda Echalaz Suzuki: Elizabeth […]

Jan. 18 2014

01/25/14 – L’Elisir d’Amore – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera L’Elisir d’Amore by Gaetano Donizetti Librettist Felice Romani Sung in Italian Approximate running time 2 hrs. 41 min. Anna Netrebko reprises her adorable Adina in Bartlett Sher’s charming production of Donizetti’s tender comedy, sharing the role with Andriana Chuchman in her Met debut. Ramón Vargas is the love-struck Nemorino, and Erwin Schrott sings the likeable […]

Jan. 11 2014

01/18/14 – Eugene Onegin – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera Eugene Onegin by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Librettists Konstantin Shilovsky and Peter Tchaikovsky Sung in Rissian Approximate running time 3 hrs. 25 min. Marina Poplavskaya and Peter Mattei take on the roles of the lovestruck Tatiana and the imperious Onegin in Deborah Warner’s new production of Tchaikovsky’s fateful romance, which opened the Met season in September, directed […]

Jan. 04 2014

01/11/14 – Die Fledermaus – 1:00PM

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Metropolitan Opera Die Fledermaus by Joann Strauss, Jr.  with lyrics by Jeremy Sams and dialog by Douglas Carter Beane Sung in English Approximate running time 3 hrs. 45 min. Jeremy Sams returns to the Met, after his major success with The Enchanted Island, to direct a new production of Johann Strauss’s beloved operatic confection, with a revised libretto by […]

Dec. 28 2013

01/04/14 – Magic Flute – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder Sung in English Approximate running time 1 hrs. 40 min. Julie Taymor’s fanciful production—complete with dancing bears and giant flamingos—is sung in English and runs a brisk 100 minutes in this abridged holiday version for families. The winning cast includes Alek Shrader as Tamino, […]

Dec. 21 2013

12/28/13 – Tosca – 1:00PM

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Metropolitan Opera Tosca by Giacomo Puccini Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa Sung in Italian Approximate running time 3 hrs. 10 min. Puccini’s timeless verismo score is well served by two exceptional casts. Patricia Racette and Sondra Radvanovsky share the title role of the jealous diva, opposite two leading tenors—Roberto Alagna and Marcello Giordani. George Gagnidze […]

Dec. 14 2013

12/21/13 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Benjamin Britten Libretto by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears, after Shakespeare Sung in Italian Approximate running time 3 hrs. 35 min. Britten’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s magical romance returns to the Met for the first time in ten years, in celebration of the composer’s centennial. James Conlon conducts the gifted […]

Dec. 07 2013

12/14/13 – Falstaff – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Arrigo Boito Sung in Italian Approximate running time 2 hrs. 50 min. An undisputed master of Verdi’s final comic masterpiece, James Levine conducts Robert Carsen’s acclaimed production, the first new Met Falstaff since 1964. Ambrogio Maestri sings the role of the blustery Sir John Falstaff, opposite a marvelous […]

Nov. 30 2013

12/07/13 – MET BEGINS! Rigoletto – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave based on the play Le Roi s’Amuse by Victor Hugo Sung in Italian Approximate running time 3 hrs. 2 min. Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings the title role of Verdi’s tragic masterpiece for the first time at the Met in Michael Mayer’s dazzling production set in Las Vegas—the neon-bedecked […]

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