Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegi  

Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin

October 5, 2013 at 12:55 pm EST
Expected Running time: 3 hrs 45 minutes
Encore Presentation: October 9, 2013 at 6:30pm EST

Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien star as the lovestruck Tatiana and the imperious Onegin in Tchaikovsky's fateful romance. Deborah Warner's new production, set in the late 19th century, moves episodically from farmhouse to ballroom, with a powerful snowstorm providing the dramatic setting for the finale. Piotr Beczala is Lenski, Onegin's friend turned rival. Russian maestro Valery Gergiev conducts.

 
  Shostakovich's The Nose  

Shostakovich's The Nose

October 26, 2013 at 12:55 pm EST
Expected Running time: 2 hrs 15 minutes
Encore Presentation: October 30, 2013 at 6:30pm EST

William Kentridge stormed the Met with his inventive production of Shostakovich’s opera, which dazzled opera and art lovers alike in its inaugural run in 2010. Now Paulo Szot reprises his acclaimed performance of a bureaucrat, whose satirical misadventures in search of his missing nose are based on Gogol’s comic story. Pavel Smelkov conducts.

 
  Puccini's Tosca  

Puccini's Tosca

November 9, 2013 at 12:55 pm EST
Expected Running time: 3 hrs 35 minutes
Encore Presentation: November 13, 2013 at 6:30pm EST

Puccini's timeless verismo score is well served by an exceptional cast, led by Patricia Racette in the title role of the jealous diva, opposite Roberto Alagna as her lover, Cavaradossi. George Gagnidze is the villainous Scarpia.

 
  Verdi's Falstaff  

Verdi's Falstaff

December 14, 2013 at 12:55 pm EST
Expected Running time: 3 hrs 20 minutes
Encore Presentation: December 18, 2013 at 6:30pm EST

An undisputed master of Falstaff, Music Director James Levine conducts Verdi's opera for the first time at the Met since 2005. Robert Carsen's production—the first new Met Falstaff since 1964—is set in the English countryside in the mid-20th century. Ambrogio Maestri (last season's Dulcamara in the Opening Night production of L'Elisir d'Amore) sings the title role of the brilliant and blustery Sir John Falstaff, opposite a marvelous ensemble that includes Angela Meade, Stephanie Blythe, Lisette Oropesa, and Franco Vassallo.

 
  Dvořák's Rusalka  

Dvořák's Rusalka

February 8, 2014 at 12:55 pm EST
Expected Running time: 4 hrs
Encore Presentation: February 12, 2014 at 6:30pm EST

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 dynamic young maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium.

 
  Borodin's Prince Igor  

Borodin's Prince Igor

March 1, 2014 at 12 pm EST
Expected Running time: 4 hrs 30 minutes
Encore Presentation: March 5, 2014 at 6:30pm EST


Borodin's defining Russian epic, famous for its Polovtsian Dances, comes to the Met for the first time in nearly 100 years. Dmitri Tcherniakov's new production is a brilliant psychological journey through the mind of its conflicted hero, with the founding of the Russian nation as the backdrop. Star bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov takes on the monumental title role, with Gianandrea Noseda conducting.

 
  Massenet's Werther  

Massenet's Werther

March 15, 2014 at 12:55 pm EST
Expected Running time: 3 hrs 15 minutes
Encore Presentation: March 19, 2014 at 6:30pm EST

Two of opera's greatest artists—Jonas Kaufmann and Elīna Garanča—appear together for the first time at the Met in Massenet's sublime adaptation of Goethe's revolutionary and tragic romance. It is directed and designed by Richard Eyre and Rob Howell, the same team that created the Met's recent hit production of Carmen. Rising young maestro Alain Altinoglu conducts.

 
  Puccini's La Bohème  

Puccini's La Bohème

April 5, 2014 at 12:55 pm EST
Expected Running time: 3 hrs 25 minutes
Encore Presentation : April 9, 2014 at 6:30pm EST

Puccini's moving story of young love is the most performed opera in Met history—and with good reason. Anita Hartig stars as the frail Mimì in Franco Zeffirelli's classic production, with Vittorio Grigolo as her passionate lover, Rodolfo.

 
  Mozart's Così fan tutte  

Mozart's Così fan tutte

April 26, 2014 at 12:55 pm EST
Expected Running time: 4 hrs 5 minutes
Encore Presentation: April 30, 2014 at 6:30pm EST

Music Director James Levine conducts Mozart's beloved opera about testing the ties of love. The cast is filled with youthful Met stars: Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard are the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella, Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov are their lovers, with Danielle de Niese as the scheming Despina.

 
  Rossini's La Cenerentola  

Rossini's La Cenerentola

May 10, 2014 at 12:55 pm EST
Expected Running time: 3 hrs 40 minutes
Encore Presentation: May 14, 2014 at 6:30pm EST

A peerless pair of Rossini virtuosos joins forces in La Cenerentola—a vocal tour de force for mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, singing her first Met performances of the Cinderella title role, and the high-flying tenor Juan Diego Flórez, as her Prince Charming. Alessandro Corbelli and Luca Pisaroni complete the cast, with Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leading the effervescent score.