Met Opera Announces ’24-25 Season

By Keegan Morris |

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In agony, Gerald Finley, in armor dressed as Antony, holds the limp body of Julia Bullock as Cleopatra

Gerald Finley as Antony and Julia Bullock as Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra (Photo: David Ruano/Liceu Opera Barcelona)

The Metropolitan Opera has announced its 2024-2025 season. Out of eighteen titles, four are Met premieres.

The season open in September with Jeanine Tesori’s Grounded, under the baton of music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

The other Met premieres are Osvaldo Golijov’s Ainadamar (October), Jake Heggie’s Moby-Dick (March), and John Adams’s Antony and Cleopatra (May).

Returning works include three titles by Verdi: Rigoletto (September), Il trovatore (October), and Aida (December). The company also presents two works by Mozart: The Magic Flute (both its seminal English-language holiday production and a full scale, German-language mounting in March), and The Marriage of Figaro (also March). Treasured titles by Offenbach, Puccini, Rossini, Strauss, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky round out the season.

John Adams will conduct performances of his opera, and Chicago-born conductor Karen Kamensek will lead the performances of Moby-Dick. Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Joana Mallwitz, and Giacomo Sagripanti make their Met conducting debuts. Meanwhile, Keri-Lynn Wilson, Susanna Mälkki, Xian Zhang, and Marco Armiliato are among the conductors returning to the Met podium.

The Met is known for attracting top-level talent, and this season is no different. Among the scores of opera stars, the season boasts Jamie Barton, Lawrence Brownlee, J’Nai Bridges, Lise Davidsen, Ryan Speedo Green, Ying Fang, Eric Owens, Ailyn Pérez, Matthew Polenzani, Sondra Radvanovsky, and Nadine Sierra.

In addition to performances at Lincoln Center, audiences can catch performances in cinemas in the Met Live in HD series, streaming via Met Opera on Demand, and the Saturday Matinee Broadcasts on radio. WFMT will continue to share operas from the Metropolitan Opera — programs and airdates will be announced presently.

WFMT is currently midway through the 2023-2024 Met Radio broadcast series — tune in Saturdays at noon through June 8, 2024.