For the third year in a row, the Met will host a special weekend for friends of the Met broadcasts, featuring an exciting lineup of performances, talks, tours, and special "behind-the-scenes" events with radio host Margaret Juntwait and others.
Next year’s weekend will be Thursday, March 19 through Sunday, March 22, 2015, again culminating in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Grand Finals Concert on Sunday afternoon.
For details, please contact the Broadcasts Campaign office at (212) 870-4505.
The scheduled opera performances are:
- Lucia di Lammermoor - New coloratura talent Albina Shagimuratova sings bel canto’s unhinged bride, delivering opera’s most thrilling mad scene. Joseph Calleja is her tragic lover. Mary Zimmerman’s production evokes the moors and castles of Scotland for Donizetti’s melodic journey of love and deception, conducted by Maurizio Benini.
- Ernani - James Levine and Plácido Domingo reunite for Levine’s first Met Ernani since 1983 and Domingo’s first-ever performances of the baritone role of Don Carlo. Francesco Meli stars in the title role, and Angela Meade is the soprano heroine Elvira, caught between rivals for her love.
- Manon - The vocally high-flying soprano Diana Damrau sings her first Met performances of Massenet’s beguiling heroine, opposite the ardent tenor Vittorio Grigolo, in Laurent Pelly’s elegant production, conducted by Emmanuel Villaume.
- Les Contes D’Hoffmann - Matthew Polenzani plays the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title; Audrey Luna is Olympia, Susanna Phillips sings Antonia, and Elena Maximova is Stella, with Laurent Naouri singing the Four Villains. James Levine conducts Offenbach’s sparkling score.
The Met is pleased to invite all current donors of $2,500 or more to the Support the Met Broadcasts Campaign to participate in our third annual National Broadcast Weekend.
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