OoS Update : Week 12 / 2019

LIVE BROADCASTS

RIGOLETTO : Verdi
Wednesday – 03/20/2019 – 8 pm EDT
Luisotti; Sierra, Zaharia, Hymel, Frontali, Kocán
Verdi’s tragic jester returns in Michael Mayer’s neon-bedecked, Las Vegas–themed production. Baritones Roberto Frontali and George Gagnidze share the title role, and soprano Nadine Sierra reprises her portrayal of Gilda, the role that helped launch her now-blossoming Met career. Tenors Vittorio Grigolo, Francesco Demuro, Matthew Polenzani, and Stephen Costello share the role of the lascivious Duke, and Nicola Luisotti conducts.

SAMSON ET DALILA : Saint-Saens
Saturday – 03/23/2019 – 1 pm EDT
Elder; Rachvelishvili, Antonenko, Naouri, Konieczny, Groissböck
Following triumphant performances in Aida and Adriana Lecouvreur earlier this season, mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili gives a ‘commanding … exhilarating’ (New York Times) performance as the seductive Dalila, opposite tenor Gregory Kunde, who sings Samson with ‘strong, focused tone and genuine nobility’ (New York Times). Darko Tresnjak, who won a Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical in 2014 for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, makes his Met debut directing a vivid staging of Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic, featuring a monumental setting for the last-act Temple of Dagon, where the hero crushes his Philistine enemies. Sir Mark Elder conducts the first new Met production of the work in 20 years.


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OoS Update : Week 11 / 2019

LIVE BROADCASTS


DAS RHEINGOLD : Wagner
Thursday – 03/14/2019 – 8 pm EDT
Jordan; Harmer, Barton, Cargill, Ernst, Siegel,
Grimsley, Konieczny, Groissböck, Belosselskiy

Wagner’s visionary initial installment of the Ring Cycle depicts the original sin of the theft of the sacred golden treasure, the vanity of the gods, the greed of the Nibelungen, the fratricide of the giants, and the building of Valhalla. Bass-baritone Greer Grimsley and baritone Michael Volle share the role of Wotan, the conflicted lord of the gods. Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton sings her first Wagner role at the Met as Wotan’s embattled wife, Fricka.
In collaboration with Ex Machina


FALSTAFF : Verdi
Saturday – 03/16/2019 – 1 pm EDT
Farnes; Schultz, Pérez, Lemieux, Johnson Cano, Demuro,
Maestri, Rodríguez

Baritone Ambrogio Maestri brings his larger-than-life portrayal of the title role back for the first time since his Met role debut in the 2013–14 season. Robert Carsen’s insightful production—which moves the action to postwar England in the 1950s—features an exceptional cast that includes soprano Ailyn Pérez as Alice Ford and soprano Golda Schultz as Nannetta.


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OoS Update : Week 13 / 2019

LIVE BROADCASTS

DIE WALKUERE

Monday 3-25-19 at 6:30 pm EDT 
Season Premiere

Saturday 3-30-19 at 12 noon EDT
Live in HD 

Jordan; Goerke, Grimsley, Westbroek, Skelton, Barton, Groissböck

In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke, in her MET role debut, plays Brünnhilde, Wotan’s willful warrior daughter, who loses her immortality in opera’s most famous act of filial defiance. Tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek play the incestuous twins Siegmund and Sieglinde. Greer Grimsley sings Wotan, Jamie Barton his wife, Fricka. Philippe Jordan conducts.


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OoS Update : Week 9 of 2019

LIVE BROADCASTS


FALSTAFF : Verdi
Wednesday 02/27/2019  8 pm ET
Farnes; Schultz, Pérez, Lemieux, Johnson Cano, Demuro, Maestri, Rodríguez



LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT : Donizetti
Live in HD
Saturday 3/02/2019 1 pm ET
Mazzola; Yende, Blythe, Camarena, Corbelli, Muraro


FEATURED OPERAS

CARMEN : Bizet
Media: MOD Audio OAD: 12/13/1975
Lewis; Crespin, Lewis, Ricciarelli, Van Dam

DON GIOVANNI : Mozart
Media: OAD: 03/13/2004
Levine; Hampson, Harteros, Pape, Goerke, Turay, Hong

GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG : Wagner
Media: OAD: 04/24/2004
Levine; Eaglen, West, Salminen, Held, Wray, Naef

I PURITANI : Bellini
Media: Live in HDMOD Video OAD: 01/06/2007
Summers; Netrebko, Cutler, Vassallo, Relyea

IL TROVATORE : Verdi
Media: OAD: 01/16/1954
Cleva; Baum, Milanov, Nikolaidi, Warren, Moscona

L’ASSEDIO DI CORINTO : Rossini
Media: MOD Audio OAD: 04/19/1975
Schippers; Sills, Verrett, Theyard, Díaz

LA GIOCONDA : Ponchielli
Media: OAD: 02/12/1983
Patanè; Marton, Domingo, MacNeil, Dunn, Furlanetto

LA JUIVE : Halévy
Media: MOD Audio OAD: 12/13/2003
Viotti; Isokoski, Shicoff, Futral, Cutler, Furlanetto

LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR : Donizetti
Media: OAD: 02/27/1937
Papi; Pons, Jagel, Brownlee, Pinza

MACBETH : Verdi
Media: OAD: 01/28/1984
Levine; Milnes, Scotto, Plishka, Ciannella

MADAMA BUTTERFLY : Puccini
Media: MOD Audio OAD: 01/01/1966
Schick; Scotto, Alexander, Grillo, Dunlap, Schmorr

NORMA : Bellini
Media: MOD Audio OAD: 04/04/1970
Bonynge; Sutherland, Horne, Bergonzi, Siepi

SALOME : Strauss
Media: OAD: 01/19/1952
Reiner; Welitsch, Svanholm, Hoengen, Hotter, Sullivan

THE RAKE’S PROGRESS : Stravinsky
Media: OAD: 01/17/1998
Levine; Hadley, Upshaw, Ramey, Blythe