Archive for the ‘Met Opera’ Category

Dec. 20 2015

2/27/16 – LULU @ 1:00PM

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Metropolitan Opera Lulu by Alban Berg Libretto adapted by Berg from Frank Wedekind’s two Lulu plays, Erdgeist (Earth Spirit, 1895) and Die Büchse der Pandora (Pandora’s Box, 1904) Approximate running time: 3 hrs 51 mins Acclaimed artist and director William Kentridge (The Nose) applies his unique theatrical vision to Berg’s notorious femme fatale who shatters lives, […]

Dec. 20 2015

2/20/16 – MARIA STUARDA @ 1:00PM

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Metropolitan Opera Maria Stuarda by Gaetano Donizetti, Libretto by Giuseppe Bardari Approximate running time: 2 hrs 46 mins The second chapter of soprano Sondra Radvanovsky’s quest to sing all three Donizetti Tudor queens in the same season has her playing the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots. Sir David McVicar’s stunning production turns on the dramatic confrontation […]

Dec. 20 2015

2/13/16 – IL TROVATORE @ 1:00PM

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Metropolitan Opera Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto written by Salvadore Cammarano, based on the play El trovador (1836) by Antonio García Gutiérrez Approximate running time: 2 HRS 45 MINS  Four extraordinary artists lead the cast of Verdi’s thrilling drama: Angela Meade stars as Leonora, the young noblewoman at the center of the story. Marcello Giordani is […]

Dec. 20 2015

2/6/16 – CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA/ PAGLIACCI @ 1:00PM

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Metropolitan Opera Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni, libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci, adapted from a play and short story written by Giovanni Verga Pagliacci, music and libretto by Ruggero Leoncavallo Approximate running time: 3 hrs 5 mins Opera’s indomitable double bill returns in Sir David McVicar’s searing production from the 2014–15 season. Tenor Yonghoon Lee […]

Dec. 20 2015

1/30/16 – TURANDOT @ 1:00PM

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Metropolitan Opera Turnadot by Giacomo Puccini Libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni Approximate running time: 3 hrs 15 mins Lise Lindstrom and Nina Stemme take turns in the title role of the proud princess of ancient China, whose riddles doom every suitor who seeks her hand. Tenors Marcelo Álvarez, Marco Berti, and Yusif Eyvazov are […]

Dec. 20 2015

1/23/16 – TANNHAUSER @ 1:00PM

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Metropolitan Opera Tannhauser by Richard Wagner Libretto by Richard Wagner Approximate running time: 4 hrs 20 mins James Levine conducts Wagner’s early masterpiece in its first return to the Met stage in more than a decade. Today’s leading Wagnerian tenor, Johan Botha, takes on the daunting title role of the young knight caught between true love and […]

Dec. 20 2015

1/16/16 – LES PECHEURS DE PERLES @ 1:00PM

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Metropolitan Opera Les Pecheurs De Perles by Georges Bizet Libretto by Eugène Cormon and Michel Carré Approximate running time: 2 hrs 29 mins Bizet’s gorgeous opera of lust and longing set in the Far East returns to the Met stage for the first time in 100 years. Soprano Diana Damrau stars as Leïla, the beautiful Hindu […]

Dec. 20 2015

1/09/16 – ANNA BOLENA @ 1:00PM

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Metropolitan Opera Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti Libretto by Felice Romani Approximate running time:3 hrs 30 mins Sondra Radvanovsky embarks on her quest to sing all three of Donizetti’s Tudor queens, here as Anne Boleyn. Ildar Abdrazakov is King Henry VIII, Jamie Barton is Jane Seymour, the king’s consort, and Stephen Costello plays the queen’s love […]

Nov. 25 2015

1/02/16 – DIE FLEDERMAUS @ 1:00PM

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Metropolitan Opera Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss II Libretto by Karl Haffner Approximate running time 3 hrs 45 mins James Levine brings his incomparable musicianship to Johann Strauss, Jr.’s beloved operetta for the first time in his 45-year Met career. The Met’s glittering recent production stars soprano Susanna Phillips as Rosalinde, tenor Toby Spence as her […]

Nov. 15 2015

12/26/15 – THE BARBER OF SEVILLE @ 1:00PM

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Metropolitan Opera The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini Libretto by Cesare Sterbini High spirits return for the holidays in the Met’s family-friendly, English-language, two-hour adaptation of one of opera’s most winning comedies. Bartlett Sher’s effervescent production of Rossini’s tuneful masterpiece stars the charming mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, revisiting her portrayal of Rosina, the girl who behaves […]

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