Bellini's Norma  

Bellini's Norma

October 7, 2017 at 12:55 pm EST
Encore October 11 at 1:00 pm EST
Expected Running Time - 3 hrs, 30 minutes


This new production of Bellini’s masterpiece stars Sondra Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her rival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar’s evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule.



 
  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte  

 

Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte

October 14, 2017 at 12:55 pm EST
Encore October 18 at 1:00 pm EST
Expected Running Time - 3 hrs, 30 minutes

Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the full-length, German version of Mozart’s magical fable, seen in Julie Taymor’s spectacular production, which captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its noble mysticism.


 
  Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel  

Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel

November 18, 2017 at 12:55 pm EST
Encore November 29 at 1:00 pm EST
Expected Running Time - 2 hrs, 55 minutes

The Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera.

 

 
  Tosca  

Puccini's Tosca

January 27, 2018 at 12:55 pm EST
Encore Januray 31 at 1:00 pm EST
Expected Running Time - 3 hrs, 20 minutes

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. Sonya Yoncheva will make her role debut as the title prima donna alongside Vittorio Grigolo and Bryn Terfel. Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts.

 

 
  Donizetti's L’Elisir D’Amore  

Donizetti's L’Elisir D’Amore

February 10, 2018 at 12:00 pm EST
Encore Februray 14 at 1:00 pm EST
Expected Running Time - 3 hrs

Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met as the feisty Adina, opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.

 

 
  Puccini La Bohème  

Puccini's La Bohème

February 24, 2018 at 12:30 pm EST
Encore February 28 at 1:00 pm EST
Expected Running Time - 3 hrs, 20 minutes

The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production starring a cast of young stars, including Sonya Yoncheva as the fragile Mimì and Michael Fabiano as the poet Rodolfo. Marco Armiliato conducts.

 

 
  Rossini's Semiramide  

Rossini's Semiramide

March 10, 2018 at 12:55 pm EST
Encore March 14 at 1:00 pm EST
Expected Running Time - 3 hrs, 50 minutes

This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast.

 

 
  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte  

Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte

March 31, 2018 at 12:55 pm EST
Encore April 4 at 1:00 pm EST
Expected Running Time - 4 hrs

This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast.

 

 
  Verdi's Luisa Miller  

Verdi's Luisa Miller

April 14, 2018 at 12:30 pm EST
Encore Apri 18 at 1:00 pm EST
Expected Running Time - 4 hrs

James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their 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.

 

 
  Massanet's Cendrillon  

Massanet's Cendrillon

April 28, 2018 at 12:55 pm EST
Encore May 2 at 1:00 pm EST
Expected Running Time - 3 hrs, 15 minutes

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.