EUGENE ONEGIN (Peter Tchaikovsky)
October 5, 2013 - 10:00 am
Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien star as the love struck Tatiana and the imperious Onegin in Tchaikovsky's fateful romance. Deborah Warner's new production, set in the late 19th century, moves episodically from farmhouse to ballroom, with a powerful snowstorm providing the dramatic setting for the finale. Piotr Beczala is Lenski, Onegin's friend turned rival. Russian maestro Valery Gergiev conducts. Oksana Volkova, and Alexel Tanovitsky complete the cast.
Production Team: Deborah Warner (Production); Tom Pye (Set Designer); Chloe Obolensky (Costume Designer); Jean Kalman (Lighting Designer); Finn Ross and Ian William Galloway (Video Designers); Kim Brandstrup (Choreographer)
Eugene Onegin is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera and the English National Opera.
THE NOSE (Dmitri Shostakovich)
October 26, 2013 - 10:00 am
William Kentridge stormed the Met with his inventive production of Shostakovich's opera, which dazzled opera and art lovers alike in its inaugural run in 2010. Now Paulo Szot reprises his acclaimed performance of a bureaucrat, whose satirical misadventures in search of his missing nose are based on Gogol's comic story. Pavel Smelkov conducts. Andrey Popov and Alexander Lewis complete the cast.
Production Team: William Kentridge (Production); William Kentridge and Luc De Witt (Stage Directors); William Kentridge and Sabine Theunissen (Set Designers); Greta Goiris (Costume Designer); Urs Schönebaum (Lighting Designer)
The Nose is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; the Festival d'Aix en Provence; and the Opéra National de Lyon.
TOSCA (Giacomo Puccini)
November 16*, 2013 - 11:00 am
Encore presentation, original air-date is November 9.
Puccini's timeless verismo score is well served by an exceptional cast, led by Patricia Racette in the title role of the jealous diva, opposite Roberto Alagna as her lover, Cavaradossi. George Gagnidze is the villainous Scarpia. Riccardo Frizza and John Del Carlo complete the cast.
Production Team: Luc Bondy (Production); Richard Peduzzi (Set Designer); Milena Canonero (Costume Designer); Max Keller (Lighting Designer)
Tosca is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, the Bayerische Staatsoper and the Teatro alla Scala.
FALSTAFF (Giuseppi Verdi)
December 14, 2013 - 11:00 am
An undisputed master of Falstaff, Music Director James Levine conducts Verdi's opera for the first time at the Met since 2005. Robert Carsen's production—the first new Met Falstaff since 1964—is set in the English countryside in the mid-20th century. Ambrogio Maestri (last season's Dulcamara in the Opening Night production of L'Elisir d'Amore) sings the title role of the brilliant and blustery Sir John Falstaff, opposite a marvelous ensemble that includes Angela Meade, Stephanie Blythe, Lisette Oropesa, Jennifer Johnson Cano, Paolo Fanale and Franco Vassallo.
Production Team: Robert Carsen (Production); Paul Steinberg (Set Designer); Brigitte Reiffenstuel (Costume Designer); Robert Carsen and Peter Van Praet (Lighting Designers)
Falstaff is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Teatro alla Scala, Milan; the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto; and De Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam.
RUSALKA (Antonin Dvořák)
February 8, 2014 - 11:00 am
The great Renée Fleming returns to one of her signature roles, singing the enchanting "Song to the Moon" in Dvorák's soulful fairy-tale opera. Tenor Piotr Beczala co-stars as the Prince, Dolora Zajick is Ježibaba, and dynamic young maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium. Emily Magee and John Relyea round out the cast.
Production Team: Otto Schenk (Production); Günther Schneider-Siemssen (Set Designer); Sylvia Strahammer (Costume Designer); Gil Wechsler (Lighting Designer); Carmen De Lavallade (Choreographer)
PRINCE IGOR (Alexander Borodin)
March 8*, 2014 - 10:00 am
Encore presentation, original air-date is March 1.
Borodin's defining Russian epic, famous for its Polovtsian Dances, comes to the Met for the first time in nearly 100 years. Dmitri Tcherniakov's new production is a brilliant psychological journey through the mind of its conflicted hero, with the founding of the Russian nation as the backdrop. Star bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov takes on the monumental title role, with Gianandrea Noseda conducting. Oksana Dyka, Anita Rachvelishvili, Sergey Semishkur, Ildar Abdrazakov, Mikhail Petrenko and Štefan Kocán complete the cast.
Production Team: Dmitri Tcherniakov (Production); TBA (Costume Designer); Dmitri Tcherniakov (Set Designer); Gleb Filshtinsky (Lighting Designer); TBA (Choreographer)
WERTHER (Jules Massenet)
March 15, 2014 - 10:00 am
Two of opera's greatest artists—Jonas Kaufmann and Elīna Garanča—appear together for the first time at the Met in Massenet's sublime adaptation of Goethe's revolutionary and tragic romance. It is directed and designed by Richard Eyre and Rob Howell, the same team that created the Met's recent hit production of Carmen. Rising young maestro Alain Altinoglu conducts. Lisette Oropesa, David Bižić and Jonathan Summers round out the cast.
Production Team: Richard Eyre (Production); Rob Howell (Set and Costume Designer); Peter Mumford (Lighting Designer); Wendall Harrington (Video Designer); Sara Erde (Choreographer)
LA BOHÈME (Giacomo Puccini)
April 5, 2014 - 10:00 am
Puccini's moving story of young love is the most performed opera in Met history—and with good reason. Anita Hartig stars as the frail Mimì in Franco Zeffirelli's classic production, with Vittorio Grigolo as her passionate lover, Rodolfo. Susanna Phillips, Massimo Cavalletti, Patrick Carfizzi, Oren Gradus and Donald Maxwell fill out the cast. Stefano Ranzani conducts.
Production Team: Franco Zeffirelli (Production); Franco Zeffirelli (Set Designer); Peter J. Hall (Costume Designer); Gil Wechsler (Lighting Designer)
COSÌ FAN TUTTE (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
April 26, 2014 - 10:00 am
Music Director James Levine returns to the Met podium to conduct Mozart's beloved opera about testing the ties of love. The cast is filled with youthful Met stars: Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard are the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella, Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov are their lovers, with Danielle de Niese as the scheming Despina. Maurizio Muraro sings Don Alfonso.
Production Team: Lesley Koenig (Production); Michael Yeargan (Set and Costume Designer); Duane Schuler (Lighting Designer)
LA CENERENTOLA (Gioachino Rossini)
May 10, 2014 - 10:00 am
A peerless pair of Rossini virtuosos joins forces in La Cenerentola—a vocal tour de force for mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, singing her first Met performances of the Cinderella title role, and the high-flying tenor Juan Diego Flórez, as her Prince Charming. Pietro Spagnoli, Alessandro Corbelli and Luca Pisaroni complete the cast, with Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leading the effervescent score.
Production Team: Cesare Lievi (Production); Maurizio Balò (Set and Costume Designer); Gigi Saccomandi (Lighting Designer); Daniela Schiavone (Choreographer)