METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE
TOSCA (PUCCINI): 22 March to 11 April
Rivaling the splendor of Franco Zeffirelli’s Napoleonic-era sets and costumes, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for extraordinary singing.Kristine Opolais and Vittorio Grigolo star as the heroine Tosca and her lover Cavaradossi, with Bryn Terfel as the villainous Scarpia. Andris Nelsons conducts.
|Sat 7 Apr|
L’ELISIR D’AMORE (DONIZETTI): 3 to 16 May
Donizetti’s comic gem L’ELISIR D’AMORE, staged by Bartlett Sher and conducted by Domingo Hindoyan, stars Pretty Yende as the spirited Adina, with Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, the simple peasant who falls in love with her. Davide Luciano makes his Met debut as the role of Adina’s arrogant fiancé, Belcore and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo sings the role of the magic potion-peddling Doctor Dulcamara. Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan makes his company debut conducting.
|Thu 3 May|
|Sun 6 May|
|Mon 7 May|
|Sat 12 May|
LA BOHÈME (PUCCINI): 17 to 30 May
An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of LA BOHEME, the most-performed opera in Met history. Sonya Yoncheva stars as Mimì opposite Michael Fabiano as the passionate writer Rodolfo. Susanna Phillips reprises the role of the flirtatious Musetta and Lucas Meachem sings the role of her lover, the painter Marcello. The cast also features Alexey Lavrov and Matthew Rose as Rodolfo and Marcello’s friends Schaunard and Colline and Paul Plishka as Benoit and Alcindoro in this performance, led by Marco Armiliato.
|Thu 17 May|
|Sun 20 May|
|Mon 21 May|
|Sat 26 May|
SEMIRAMIDE (ROSSINI): 7 to 20 June
Angela Meade makes her Met role debut as the title character in SEMIRAMIDE. Rossini’s opera, which has not been seen at the Met in 25 years, will be conducted by Maurizio Benini and feature Elizabeth DeShong as the Commander of the Assyrian army Arsace, Javier Camarena as an Indian king Idreno, Ildar Abdrazakov as the prince Assur, and Ryan Speedo Green as the high priest Oroe.
|Thu 7 Jun|
|Sun 10 Jun|
|Mon 11 Jun|
|Sat 16 Jun|
COSI FAN TUTTE (MOZART): 21 June to 4 July
Phelim McDermott returns to the Met staging Mozart’s comedy COSI FAN TUTTE, led by David Robertson. Set in the 1950s on Coney Island, the cast features AmandaMajeski as the conflicted Fiordiligi; SerenaMalfi as her sister, Dorabella; Tony Award winner KelliO’Hara as their feisty maid, Despina; BenBliss and AdamPlachetka as the sisters’ fiancés, Ferrando and Guglielmo; and ChristopherMaltman as the cynical Don Alfonso. COSI FAN TUTTE is a co-production with the English National Opera.
|Thu 21 Jun|
|Sun 24 Jun|
|Mon 25 Jun|
|Sat 30 Jun|
LUISA MILLER (VERDI): 26 July to 8 August
A revival of LUISA MILLER, which has not been seen at the Met since 2006. Starring SonyaYoncheva as a peasant girl Luisa opposite PiotrBeczala as Rodolfo in Verdi’s tragedy about a young woman who sacrifices her own happiness in an attempt to save her father’s life. The cast also stars PlácidoDomingo as Luisa’s father Miller, with Olesya Petrova as Federica, and Alexander Vinogradov in his Met debut and Dmitry Belosselskiy as Walter and Wurm respectively, the ruthless men determined to tear Luisa and Rodolfo apart.
|Thu 26 Jul|
|Sun 29 Jul|
|Mon 30 Jul|
|Sat 4 Aug|
CENDRILLON (MASSENET): 9 to 22 August
Massenet’s enchanting opera CENDRILLON, based on Cinderella, premieres at the Met conducted by Bertrand de Billy and directed by Laurent Pelly, whose Met credits include staging Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment and Massenet’s Manon. Joyce DiDonato adds another role to her Met repertory as the title character, a role she has sung to acclaim at the Grand Teatre del Liceu, Santa Fe Opera, and Royal Opera, Covent Garden.
|Thu 9 Aug|
|Sun 12 Aug|
|Mon 13 Aug|
|Sat 18 Aug|