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Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Librettist: Lorenza da Ponte
Levine; Vaness, Mattila, Upshaw, Hadley, Ramey, CokorinosMetropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 58 min.
Every woman wants him, every man wants to be him: Mozart’s version of the irresistible rogue who brings excitement with him and leaves destruction it his wake has always attracted top singing actors, as in this performance brilliantly led by James Levine. Samuel Ramey is Don Giovanni, pursued by the incandescent Karita Mattila (Donna Elvira) in her...
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Librettist: Lorenzo da Ponte
Levine; Fleming, Kringelborn, Hong, Groves, Terfel, Furlanetto, RelyeaMetropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 59 min.
Franco Zeffirelli uses his unique theatrical magic on Mozart’s dark opera about the legendary lover, Don Giovanni. The result is a thrilling production that underlines the dramatic flair of Mozart’s passionate score. Under James Levine’s stylish leadership, the cast delivers brilliantly: Bryn Terfel is Don Giovanni, the man who dares to be himself ...
Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Librettist: Giovanni Ruffini and Gaetano Donizetti
Levine; Netrebko, Polenzani, Kwiecien, Del CarloMetropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 22 min.
Donizetti’s timeless comedy shines in Otto Schenk’s enchanting production, conducted by James Levine and featuring a remarkable cast. The incomparable Anna Netrebko is Norina, the young widow beloved by Ernesto (a suave Matthew Polenzani), who is about to be disinherited by his miserly uncle, Don Pasquale (John Del Carlo). It takes the clever schem...
Rescigno; Sills, Kraus, Hagegård, Castel, BacquierMetropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 13 min.
This John Dexter production, designed by Desmond Heeley, was a parting gift to the great American soprano Beverly Sills, who bid farewell to the Met as Norina, the smart young widow at the center of Donizetti’s comedy. The sensational Alfredo Kraus sings her beloved Ernesto. Håkan Hagegård, in his Met debut role and season, is Dr. Malatesta, the ma...
Composer: Richard Strauss
Librettist: Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Levine; Behrens, Voigt, Fassbaender, King, McIntyreMetropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 1 hrs. 46 min.
Met Music Director James Levine brings aching lyricism and dramatic intensity to one of opera’s most gripping scores. The great Hildegard Behrens takes on the towering title role of a murdered king’s daughter obsessed with avenging her father’s death. Brigitte Fassbaender is magnetic as Klytämnestra, Elektra’s mother, and Deborah Voigt delivers a m...
Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Librettist: Felice Romani
Benini; Netrebko, Polenzani, Kwiecien, MaestriMetropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Anna Netrebko as the beautiful and wealthy Adina leads the cast in Barlett Sher’s production of Donizetti’s charming comedy, first seen on Opening Night of the Met’s 2012–13 season. Matthew Polenzani is Nemorino, the poor but good-hearted country boy who wins her love—with the help of the magic “elixir” sold by the quack Dulcamara, played by Ambrog...
Levine; Battle, Pavarotti, Pons, DaraMetropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 7 min.
John Copley’s colorful production, with designs by Beni Montresor, was created around the beloved superstar Luciano Pavarotti. As the simple, good-hearted Nemorino, he enchanted audiences with his larger-than-life personality as well as his golden voice. Enzo Dara as the quack Dr. Dulcamara provides the elixir of the title that helps Nemorino win t...
Rescigno; Blegen, Pavarotti, Ellis, BruscantiniMetropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 11 min.
The incomparable Luciano Pavarotti at his most eloquent brings Donizetti’s Nemorino to live as only he can, combining vocal fireworks, personal charisma, and charm. The enchanting production by Nathaniel Merrill, with designs by Robert O’Hearn, is the perfect setting for Nemorino’s quest to win the heart of beautiful Adina, sung by the sparkling Ju...
Composer: George Frideric Handel, Antonio Vivaldi, Jean-Philippe Rameau, André Campra
Librettist: Devised and written by Jeremy Sams, Inspired by William Shakespeare's The Tempest and A Midsummer Night's Dream
Christie; de Niese, DiDonato, Daniels, Domingo, Pisaroni Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet
Approximate running time: 3 hrs. 2 min.
A contemporary take on the 17th-century genre of the pastiche, this delightful Baroque fantasy brings together some of the greatest arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, Purcell, and other composers with a new English libretto by Jeremy Sams, inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The all-star cast is headed ...
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Librettist: Francesco Maria Piave
Armiliato; Meade, Giordani, Hvorostovsky, Furlanetto Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus
Rising Met star Angela Meade is Elvira, the young woman caught between three men: her lover, the nobleman-turned-outlaw Ernani (Marcello Giordani); her guardian, the rich, elderly de Silva, who wants her for himself (Ferruccio Furlanetto); and Don Carlo, the King of Spain, who also desires Elvira (Dmitri Hvorostovsky). Verdi’s early drama is full o...
Levine; Mitchell, Pavarotti, Milnes, RaimondiMetropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 20 min.
Pier Luigi Samaritani’s romantic production beautifully captures the sweep and passion of Verdi’s music. With James Levine’s marvelous conducting, this cast makes a spectacular case for Verdi’s opera. The great Luciano Pavarotti is at his stunning best in the title role as the wronged nobleman turned bandit. A beautiful and heartbreaking Leona Mitc...
Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Librettist: Konstantin Shilovsky and the composer, based on the novel in verse by Alexander Pushkin
Gergiev; Netrebko, Beczala, Kwiecien, TanovitskiMetropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus, and Ballet
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 53 min.
Deborah Warner’s new production of Tchaikovsky’s tragic romance, directed by Fiona Shaw, opened the Met’s 2013–14 season. Anna Netrebko stars as Tatiana, the young woman whose impulsive declaration of love is coolly rejected by Mariusz Kwiecien’s Onegin—with unexpected consequences years later. Piotr Beczala is Lenski, the friend-turned-rival Onegi...
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