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On September 24, Anna Netrebko opens the Met season as Adina in a new production of Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore, directed by Bartlett Sher.
An Elisir costume design for the character of Dulcamara by Catherine Zuber
Simon Keelyside sings Prospero in Robert Lepage's Met premiere production of Thomas Adès's The Tempest, which open October 23, conducted by the composer.
A costume design by Kym Barrett for Miranda
Marcelo Alvarez, Dmitri Hvorostovsky (pictured), and Sondra Radvanovsky star in David Alden's new production of Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera, opening November 8.
A set model for Un Ballo in Maschera by Paul Steinberg
David McVicar's Met premiere production of Donizetti's Maria Stuarda, starring Joyce DiDonato sings the title role, opens on New Year's Eve.
John Macfarlane designed the sets for Maria Stuarda...
...as well as the costumes.
Željko Lučić sings the title role in Michael Mayer's new production of Verdi's Rigoletto, opening January 28, 2013.
Christine Jones's Rigoletoo set, seen at an early technical rehearsal
A costume sketch for Gilda by Susan Hilferty
Wagner's Parsifal returns to the Met on February 15, 2013, in a new production by François Girard, starring Jonas Kaufmann in the title role.
A set design for Parsifal by Michael Levine
Handel's Giulio Cesare, starring David Daniels in the title role and Natalie Dessay as Cleopatra, opens April 4, 2013, in a new production by David McVicar.
McVicar's staging was first seen at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2005.
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