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Adès

THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL Met Premiere

Conductor: Thomas Adès
Featuring: Audrey Luna, Alice Coote

Synopsis: 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.

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Dates:
November 18, 2017 (Live)
Encores:
December 9
December 11
December 13
January 7
January 13

Puccini

TOSCA New Production

Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume
Featuring: Sonya Yoncheva; Vittorio Grigolo, Željko Lučić

Synopsis: 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 stars as the title prima donna alongside Vittorio Grigolo and Bryn Terfel. Emmanuel Villaume conducts.

Dates:
January 27, 2018 (Live)
Encores:
February 17
February 26
February 28
March 3
March 11

Donizetti

L’ELISIR D’AMORE

Conductor: Domingo Hindoyan (debut)
Featuring: Pretty Yende, Matthew Polenzani

Synopsis: 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.

Dates:
February 10, 2018 (Live)
Encores:
March 17
March 19
March 21
March 24
April 1

Puccini

LA BOHÈME

Conductor: Marco Armiliato
Featuring: Sonya Yoncheva; Michael Fabiano

Synopsis: 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.

Dates:
February 24, 2018 (Live)
Encores:
April 7
April 9
April 11
April 15
May 5

Rossini

SEMIRAMIDE First time in HD

Conductor: Maurizio Benini
Featuring: Angela Meade, Elizabeth DeShong, Javier Camarena

Synopsis: 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.

Dates:
March 10, 2018 (Live)
Encores:
April 21
April 23
April 25
April 29
May 26

Mozart

COSÌ FAN TUTTE New Production

Conductor: David Robertson
Featuring: Kelli O’Hara

Synopsis: A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.

Dates:
March 31, 2018 (Live)
Encores:
May 5
May 7
May 9
May 13
June 2

Verdi

LUISA MILLER First time in HD

Conductor: Bertrand de Billy
Featuring: Sonya Yoncheva; Piotr Beczala. Plácido Domingo

Synopsis: Plácido Domingo adds yet another chapter to his 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.

Dates:
April 14, 2018 (Live)
Encores:
May 19
May 21
May 23
May 27
June 16

Massenet

CENDRILLON Met Premiere

Conductor: Bertrand de Billy
Featuring: Joyce DiDonato

Synopsis: 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.

Dates:
April 28, 2018 (Live)
Encores:
June 9
June 11
June 13
June 17
June 23