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Verdi

LUISA MILLER First time in HD

Conductor: Bertrand de Billy
Featuring: Sonya Yoncheva; Piotr Beczala. Plácido Domingo

Synopsis: Plácido Domingo adds yet another chapter to his legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years.

Dates:
April 14, 2018 (Live)
Final encore:
June 16

Massenet

CENDRILLON MET PREMIERE

Conductor: Bertrand de Billy
Featuring: Joyce DiDonato

Synopsis: For the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met. Joyce DiDonato stars in the title role, with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production.

Dates:
April 28, 2018 (Live)
Encores:
June 9
June 11
June 13
June 17
June 23

Giuseppe Verdi

Aida - REVIVAL

Conductor: Nicola Luisotti
Production: Sonja Frisell
Featuring: Anna Netrebko, Anita Rachvelishvili

Synopsis: 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.

Date:
October 6, 2018 (Live)
Encores:
November 3
November 5
November 7

Camille Saint-Saëns

Samson et Dalila - NEW PRODUCTION and FIRST TIME IN HD

Conductor: Sir Mark Elder
Production: Darko Tresnjak
Featuring: Elīna Garanča, Roberto Alagna

Synopsis: 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.

Date:
October 20, 2018 (Live)
Encores:
November 17
November 19
November 21

Giacomo Puccini

La Fanciulla del West - REVIVAL

Conductor: Marco Armiliato
Production: Giancarlo Del Monaco
Featuring: Eva-Maria Westbroek, Željko Lučić

Synopsis: 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.

Date:
October 27, 2018 (Live)

Nico Muhly/Libretto Nicholas Wright

Marnie - MET PREMIERE PRODUCTION and FIRST TIME IN HD

Conductor: Robert Spano
Production: Michael Mayer
Featuring: Isabel Leonard, Christopher Maltman

Synopsis: 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.

Date:
November 10, 2018 (Live)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The Magic Flute - REVIVAL

Conductor: James Levine
Production: Julie Taymor
Featuring: Nathan Gunn, Ying Huang, Matthew Polenzani, Rene Pape

Synopsis: 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.

Date:
December 1, 2018 (Live)
December 3, 2018 (Live)
December 5, 2018 (Live)

Giuseppe Verdi

La Traviata - NEW PRODUCTION

Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Production: Michael Mayer
Featuring: Diana Damrau, Juan Diego Flórez

Synopsis: 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.

Date:
December 15, 2018 (Live)

Francesco Cilea

Adriana Lecouvreur - FIRST TIME IN HD

Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
Production: Sir David McVicar
Featuring: Anna Netrebko, Roberto Alagna

Synopsis: 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.

Georges Bizet

Carmen - REVIVAL

Conductor: Louis Langrée
Production: Sir Richard Eyre
Featuring: Clémentine Margaine, Roberto Alagna

Synopsis: 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.

Gaetano Donizetti

La Fille du Régiment - REVIVAL

Conductor: Enrique Mazzola
Production: Laurent Pelly
Featuring: Pretty Yende, Javier Camarena

Synopsis: 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.

Richard Wagner

Die Walküre - REVIVAL

Conductor: Philippe Jordan
Production: Robert Lepage
Featuring: Christine Goerke

Synopsis: The second installment of Wagner’s Ring cycle, Die Walküre, stars heroic soprano Christine Goerke as Brünnhilde. Sung in German with English subtitles.

Francis Poulenc

Dialogues des Carmélites - REVIVAL / FIRST TIME IN HD

Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Production: John Dexter
Featuring: Isabel Leonard, Karita Mattila

Synopsis: 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.

The Met: Live in HD Summer Encores

This summer, join us on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, in select theatres, to experience opera on the big screen at a discounted price. Captured live from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera, these fan favourites showcase world-class talent and creativity delivered in Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.

Puccini

Madama Butterfly

Conductor: Karel Mark Chichon
Production: Anthony Minghella
Featuring: Kristine Opolais, Roberto Alagna

Synopsis: 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.

Dates:
June 20
June 30
August 9

Verdi

Il Trovatore

Conductor: Marco Armiliato
Production: David McVicar
Featuring: Anna Netrebko, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Yonghoon Lee

Synopsis: 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.

Dates:
June 27
July 7
August 16

Tchaikovsky

Eugene Onegin

Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Production: Robert Carsen
Featuring: Renée Fleming, Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Synopsis: 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.

Dates:
July 11
July 14
August 23

Puccini

Turandot

Conductor: Paolo Carignani
Production: Franco Zeffirelli
Featuring: Nina Stemme, Marco Berti

Synopsis: 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.

Dates:
July 18
July 21
August 30

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