OoS Update : Week 12 / 2019

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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 13 / 2019

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DIE WALKUERE

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

Saturday 3-30-19 at 12 noon EDT
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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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