OoS Update : Week 10 / 2019

LIVE BROADCASTS


AIDA : Verdi
Thursday – 03/07/2019
Domingo; Radvanovsky, Petrova, Antonenko, Kelsey, Kocán, Howard

Final performance of this production on March 4 and 7 (numbers 246 and 247). ‘Then its weathered hieroglyphics, its applause-garnering live horses, its looming walls of craggy stone-esque plaster and its gold-sprayed props will all be sealed in storage, as securely as Aida and Radamès in their tomb at the opera’s end.’ [Woolfe, NYTIMES 3-1-2019]

When “Aida” returns, it will open the 2020-21 season in a new production directed by Michael Mayer and designed by Christine Jones, the pair that updated the Met’s “Rigoletto” to 1960s Las Vegas. Yannick Nézet-Séguin will conduct a starry cast: Anna Netrebko, Anita Rachvelishvili, Piotr Beczala and Ludovic Tézier.


DAS RHEINGOLD : Wagner
Saturday – 03/09/2019
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


FEATURED OPERAS

DON PASQUALE : Donizetti
Media: MOD Audio    OAD: 01/20/1979
Rescigno; Bacquier, Sills, Kraus, Hagegård

FAUST : Gounod
Media: MOD Audio   OAD: 02/19/1955
Monteux; Peerce, de los Angeles, Siepi, Merrill, Miller

IDOMENEO : Mozart
OAD: 01/26/2002
Levine; Domingo, Hong, Deshorties, von Otter, Oswald

KÁT’A KABANOVÁ : Janácek
OAD: 03/16/1991
Mackerras; Benacková, Rysanek, Ochman, Haugland, Straka, Quittmeyer

L’ITALIANA IN ALGERI : Rossini
Media: MOD Audio    OAD: 02/28/2004
Levine; Borodina, Flórez, Furlanetto, Patriarco

LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN : Offenbach
OAD: 12/23/1989
Cambreling; Lima, Van Dam, Mills, Forst, Malfitano, Boozer

LES TROYENS : Berlioz
Media: MOD Audio   OAD: 02/18/1984
Levine; Norman, Sooter, Monk, Taillon, Plishka, Ahlstedt

LES TROYENS : Berlioz
Media: MOD Audio    OAD: 02/18/1984
Levine; Norman, Sooter, Monk, Taillon, Plishka, Ahlstedt

LUISA MILLER : Verdi
Media: MOD Audio    OAD: 01/23/1982
Santi; Ricciarelli, Pavarotti, Nucci, Plishka, Cheek, Berini

OTELLO : Verdi
 OAD: 02/04/1978
Levine; Vickers, Ricciarelli, MacNeil, Little

RIGOLETTO : Verdi
Media: MOD Audio    OAD: 02/24/1990
Panni; Nucci, Anderson, Pavarotti, Furlanetto, Svendén

SAMSON ET DALILA : Saint-Saëns
OAD: 03/05/2005
de Billy; Cura, Graves, Lafont

TOSCA : Puccini
Media: OAD: 01/04/1997
Badea; Guleghina, Larin, Morris

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 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 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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