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From its opening in 1883, the Metropolitan Opera has been one of the world’s leading opera companies. Today, the Met continues to present high-quality performances with many of the world’s most renowned artists, a superior company of orchestral and choral musicians, a large repertory of works, and the resources to make performances available to the public. Each season the Metropolitan stages more than 200 opera performances in New York which more than 800,000 people attend. Millions more, throughout the world, experience the Metropolitan Opera on television, through cinemacasts, radio, on tour and recordings.
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Mozart’s ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’
March 13, 2021
Mozart’s indelible opera buffa, starring Ailyn Pérez (Countess), Nadine Sierra (Susanna), Isabel Leonard (Cherubino), Katarina Leoson (Marcellina), Mariusz Kwiecien (Count), Ildar Abdrazakov (Figaro), Maurizio Muraro (Dr. Bartolo). Conducted by Harry Bicket.
March 6, 2021
From 2014: Pablo Heras-Casado conducts Anita Rachvelishvili (Carmen), Anita Hartig (Micaëla), Aleksandrs Antonenko (Don José), Ildar Abdrazakov (Escamillo) in Bizet’s seminal work.
Strauss’s ‘Der Rosenkavalier’
February 27, 2021
Renée Fleming (Marschallin) stars with Elīna Garanča (Octavian), Erin Morley (Sophie), Helene Schneiderman (Annina), Matthew Polenzani (A Singer). Sebastian Weigle conducts this 2017 performance of the landmark Strauss opera.
Puccini’s ‘La Rondine’
February 20, 2021
Marco Armiliato leads a star-studded cast: Angela Gheorghiu (Magda), Lisette Oropesa (Lisette), Roberto Alagna (Ruggero), Marius Brenciu (Prunier), Samuel Ramey (Rambaldo). From 2009.
February 13, 2021
From April 2018: Joyce DiDonato stars as the title character in Massenet‘s adaptation of the Cinderella fairy tale. Kathleen Kim (La Fée), Alice Coote (Le Prince Charmant), Stephanie Blythe (Madame de la Haltière), Laurent Naouri (Pandolfe) co-star; Bertrand de Billy conducts.
Listeners’ Choice: Donizetti’s ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’
February 6, 2021
The great Maria Callas stars as the title character in this 1956 performance conducted by Fausto Cleva. Giuseppe Campora (Edgardo), Enzo Sordello (Enrico), Nicola Moscona (Raimondo) costar.
January 30, 2021
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts this 2011 performance with Marina Poplavskaya (Marguerite), Jonas Kaufmann (Faust), Russell Braun (Valentin), and René Pape (Méphistophélès).
Verdi’s ‘Il trovatore’
January 23, 2021
A star-studded performance from 1961 starring Leontyne Price (Leonora), Irene Dalis (Azucena), and Franco Corelli (Manrico) and conducted by Fausto Cleva.
Verdi’s ‘La traviata’
January 16, 2021
Karel Mark Chichon conducts; Aleksandra Kurzak (Violetta Valéry), Dmytro Popov (Alfredo Germont), Quinn Kelsey (Giorgio Germont) star in this performance from January 2020.
Rossini’s ‘Il barbiere di Siviglia’
January 9, 2021
Maurizio Benini conducts Joyce DiDonato (Rosina), Russell Braun (Figaro), and Lawrence Brownlee (Count Almaviva) in this performance from 2007.
Philip Glass’s ‘Satyagraha’
January 2, 2021
Dante Anzolini conducts Rachelle Durkin (Miss Schlesen), Richard Croft (M. K. Gandhi), Kim Josephson (Mr. Kallenbach), and Alfred Walker (Parsi Rustomji).
Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’ (abridged English-language version)
December 26, 2020
Erik Nielsen conducts this family-friendly, English language 2010 performance; Susanna Phillips (Pamina), Erika Miklósa (Queen of the Night), Russell Thomas (Tamino), and Alan Oke (Monostatos) star.
Humperdinck’s ‘Hansel and Gretel’
December 19, 2020
Donald Runnicles conducts this family-friendly, English-language 2018 performance featuring Lisette Oropesa (Gretel), Tara Erraught (Hansel), Dolora Zajick (Gertrude), and Gerhard Siegel (Witch).
December 12, 2020
Sebastian Weigle conducts this 2017 performance starring Adrianne Pieczonka (Leonore), Hanna-Elisabeth Müller (Marzelline), and Klaus Florian Vogt (Florestan).
Prokofiev’s ‘War and Peace’
December 5, 2020
Anna Netrebko (Natasha), Gegam Grigorian (Bezukhov), and Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Andrei) star in this 2002 performance of Prokofiev’s adaptation of Tolstoy’s enduring masterwork. Valery Gergiev conducts.
Donizetti’s ‘Maria Stuarda’
May 9, 2020
Mary, Queen of Scots, and Queen Elizabeth I face off in this operatic tale of rivalry and political machinations.
Janáček’s ‘Káťa Kabanová’
May 2, 2020
Janáček’s gripping domestic drama, one of the defining operatic scores of the 20th century.
April 25, 2020
Nina Stemme starred as the title character in this January 2016 performance conducted by Paolo Carignani and featuring Marco Berti (Calaf); Anita Hartig (Liù), and Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Timur).
Verdi’s ‘Simon Boccanegra’
April 18, 2020
Dmitri Hvorostovsky starred as the title character in this performance from 2011 also featuring Barbara Frittoli (Amelia); Ramon Vargas (Gabriele), and Ferruccio Furlanetto (Fiesco).
April 11, 2020
Anna Netrebko stars as the title character in this April 2018 performance conducted by Bertrand de Billy and featuring Yusif Eyvagov (Cavaradossi) and Michael Volle (Scarpia).