Anna Netrebko, Anita Rachvelishvili
Soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as her formidable rival in the Met’s monumental production. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Sir Mark Elder
Elīna Garanča, Roberto Alagna
Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila stars Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna in the title roles; the pair was last seen together by HD audiences in the acclaimed 2010 transmission of Bizet’s Carmen. Sung in French with English subtitles.
Giancarlo Del Monaco
Eva-Maria Westbroek, Željko Lučić
Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, alongside star tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw Dick Johnson. Baritone Željko Lučić is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Nico Muhly/Libretto Nicholas Wright
Isabel Leonard, Christopher Maltman
Based on Winston Graham’s novel, which in turn inspired Alfred Hitchock’s suspenseful thriller, Marnie has its U.S. premiere at the Met this season. Isabel Leonard stars in the title role opposite Christopher Maltman as her blackmailing husband. Sung in English with English subtitles.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Nathan Gunn, Ying Huang, Matthew Polenzani, Rene Pape
Celebrated director Julie Taymor, who brought The Lion King to Broadway, brings dancing bears, flying birds, even a giant serpent – vividly to life through her ingenious use of puppetry in this 90 minutes abridged opera for the holidays. Sung in English with English subtitles.
Diana Damrau, Juan Diego Flórez
Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s timeless tragedy. This new production features a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Diana Damrau is the doomed heroine Violetta, opposite Juan Diego Flórez. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Sir David McVicar
Anna Netrebko, Roberto Alagna
For the first time at the Met, Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the great 18th-century actress in love with the military hero Maurizio, sung by Piotr Beczała. The action is partially set in a working replica of a Baroque theater. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Sir Richard Eyre
Clémentine Margaine, Roberto Alagna
Clémentine Margaine is opera’s ultimate seductress, opposite Roberto Alagna, who captivated Live in HD audiences as Don José in 2010. Louis Langrée conducts Sir Richard Eyre’s lively production, a favorite in the Met’s repertoire. Sung in French with English subtitles.
Pretty Yende, Javier Camarena
Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena team up for a feast of vocal fireworks on the Met stage. Maurizio Muraro is Sergeant Sulplice, with Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Sung in French with English subtitles.
The second installment of Wagner’s Ring cycle, Die Walküre, stars heroic soprano Christine Goerke as Brünnhilde. Sung in German with English subtitles.
Isabel Leonard, Karita Mattila
Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads an accomplished ensemble in Poulenc’s devastating modern masterpiece of faith and martyrdom. Isabel Leonard is the young Blanche de La Force, opposite Met legend Karita Mattila as the First Prioress. Sung in French with English subtitles.
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Kristine Opolais, Roberto Alagna
Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. One of the world’s foremost Butterflys, soprano Kristine Opolais, takes on the title role, and Roberto Alagna sings Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly’s heart. Duration is 3 hours and 48 minutes including intermission.
Anna Netrebko, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Yonghoon Lee
Soprano Anna Netrebko’s dramatic and vocal skills are on full display as Leonora, the Verdi heroine who sacrifices her life for the love of the title troubadour. Tenor Yonghoon Lee sings the ill-fated Manrico, baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky is his rival, and mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick is the mysterious gypsy with a troubled past. Marco Armiliato conducts Sir David McVicar’s gritty, Goya-inspired production. Duration is 3 hours and 16 minutes including intermission.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Renée Fleming, Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Beloved American soprano Renée Fleming joins Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky for a performance of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece of unrequited young love. The opera’s sweeping dramatic arc of this opera—youthful longing, rejection, regret, a desperate plea that comes too late—is perfectly mirrored in Tchaikovsky’s achingly beautiful music and in the gorgeous lighting of this strikingly minimal production. Duration is 2 hours and 49 minutes including intermission.
Nina Stemme, Marco Berti
Nina Stemme, one of opera’s greatest dramatic sopranos, takes on the title role of the proud princess of legendary China. Tenor Marco Berti is Calàf, the brave prince who sings “Nessun dorma” and wins her hand. Franco Zeffirelli’s dazzling production is conducted by Paolo Carignani. Duration is 3 hours and 26 minutes including intermission.
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