Opera’s leading dramatic soprano Nina Stemme sings the title role of the proud princess of ancient China, whose riddles doom every suitor who seeks her hand. Tenor Marco Berti is Calàf, who sings “Nessun dorma” and wins her love. Franco Zeffirelli’s spectacular production, also starring soprano Anita Hartig, is conducted by Paolo Carignani.
(SUN) 4:10 PM,
July 2016 (SUN)
5:30 PM, Bethanie
October 2016 (SAT)
6:00 PM, Bethanie
The Met stage will ignite when soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Roberto Alagna join forces in Puccini’s passionate love story. Opolais sings the title role of the country girl who transforms herself into a Parisian temptress, while Alagna is the dashing student who desperately woos her. Director Richard Eyre places the action in occupied France in a film noir setting. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the stirring score.
One of the world’s foremost Butterflys, Kristine Opolais, takes on the title role of the spurned geisha in Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production, which has thrilled audiences ever since its 2006 premiere. Star tenor Roberto Alagna is the callous naval officer who breaks Butterfly’s heart. Karel Mark Chichon conducts.
October 2016 (SUN)
4:30 PM, UA
October 2016 (SUN)
7:50 PM, The
November 2016 (SAT)
Sondra Radvanovsky finishes her extraordinary challenge of singing Donizetti’s three Tudor queens in one season. Here she plays Queen Elizabeth I, forced to sign the death warrant of the man she loves, Roberto Devereux, sung by Matthew Polenzani. Elīna Garanča and Mariusz Kwiecien complete the principal quartet, and Maurizio Benini conducts. As with Anna Bolena and Maria Stuarda, the production is by Sir David McVicar.
(SUN) 5:45 PM,
(SUN) 7:50 PM,
November 2016 (SUN)
5:30 PM, Bethanie
Director Patrice Chéreau didn’t live to see his great Elektra production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met. But his overpowering vision lives on with soprano Nina Stemme—unmatched today in the heroic female roles of Strauss and Wagner—as the title heroine. Waltraud Meier is Elektra’s fearsome mother, Klytämnestra, and Adrianne Pieczonka and Eric Owens are Elektra’s troubled siblings. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts.
16 January 2016 (SAT) 4:30pm, UA Cityplaza
28 February 2016 (SUN) 7:50pm, The Grand@Elements
12 March 2016 (SAT) 6:00pm,
After last season’s triumph in Macbeth, soprano Anna Netrebko continues her journey into the dramatic Verdi repertoire as Leonora, the heroine who sacrifices her own life for the love of the gypsy troubadour. Tenor Yonghoon Lee sings the ill-fated Manrico, baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky is his rival, and mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick is the mysterious gypsy. Marco Armiliato conducts.
James Levine conducts Wagner’s early masterpiece in its first return to the Met stage in more than a decade. Leading Wagnerian tenor Johan Botha takes on the title role of the young knight caught between love and passion. Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek is Elisabeth, adding another Wagner heroine to her Met repertoire after her acclaimed Sieglinde in the Ring a few seasons ago. On the heels of his recent triumph in Parsifal, baritone Peter Mattei sings Wolfram, and mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung is the love goddess, Venus.
8 May 2016 (SUN) 7:50pm, The Grand@Elements
Verdi’s masterful Shakespeare adaptation, composed in an unprecedented late-life artistic surge, is seen in a new production by Bartlett Sher, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting. Tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko sings the title role of the Moor tormented by jealousy, opposite new soprano star Sonya Yoncheva as his innocent wife and victim, Desdemona. Željko Lučić is the villainous Iago.
June 2016 (SUN) 7:15pm, The Grand@Elements
(星期日) 下午7時15分, The Grand@Elements
Lothar Koenigs conducts the
Met’s new production from acclaimed
artist and director William
Kentridge (The Nose), who applies
his unique vision to Berg’s
opera. Marlis Petersen has excited
audiences around the world with
her portrayal of the title role,
a wild journey of love, obsession,
and death. The winning cast
also features Susan Graham,
Daniel Brenna, and Johan Reuter.
Bizet’s gorgeous opera of lust and longing in the Far East returns to the Met for the first time in 100 years. Soprano Diana Damrau stars as Leïla, the beautiful Hindu priestess pursued by rival pearl divers competing for her hand. Her suitors are tenor Matthew Polenzani and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien, who sing the famous duet “Au fond du temple saint”. Director Penny Woolcock explores the timeless themes of pure love, betrayal, and vengeance in a production that vividly creates an undersea world on the stage of the Met. Conductor Gianandrea Noseda brings his romantic flair to the lush score.
(SUN) 5:00 PM,
(SUN) 6:00 PM, Bethanie
May 2016 (SUN)
7:50 PM, The Grand@Elements
June 2016 (SUN)
5:30 PM, Bethanie
The groundbreaking broadcast that launched the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series to movie theaters in 2006, The Magic Flute enchanted opera lovers from around the world with the whimsical humor and breathtaking puppetry of Julie Taymor’s hit production, presented in a shortened English-language version. Under the baton of Maestro James Levine, a winning ensemble cast—including Nathan Gunn, Ying Huang, Matthew Polenzani, Erika Miklósa, and René Pape—brings fresh life to Mozart’s timeless fairy tale.