Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 June 2014 (with encore screenings)
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Production: Cesare Lievi
Cast: Joyce DiDonato (Cinderella), Juan Diego Flórez (Prince Charming), Alessandro Corbelli, Luca Pisaroni
Approx running time: 3 hours 40 minutes incl. intermission
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. Alessandro Corbelli and Luca Pisaroni complete the cast, with Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leading the effervescent score.
Così Fan Tutte
Saturday 31 May & Sunday 1 June 2014 (with encore screenings)
Conductor: James Levine
Production: Lesley Koenig
Cast: Susanna Phillips (Fiordiligi), Isabel Leonard (Dorabella), Matthew Polenzani, Rodion Pogossov, Danielle de Niese (Despina)
Approx running time: 4 hours 5 minutes incl. intermission
Music Director James Levine makes his long-awaited return 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.
Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 May 2014 (with encore screenings)
Conductor: Stefano Ranzani
Production: Franco Zeffirelli
Cast: Anita Hartig (Mimi), Vittorio Grigolo (Rodolfo)
Approx running time: 3 hours 25 minutes incl. intermission
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.
Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 April 2014 (with encore screenings)
Conductor: Alain Altinoglu
Production: Richard Eyre, Rob Howell
Cast: Jonas Kaufmann, Sophie Koch
Approx running time: 3 hours 15 minutes incl. intermission
Jonas Kaufmann and Met debut French mezzo-soprano Sophie Koch (replacing 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.
Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 March 2014 (with encore screenings)
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
Production: Dmitri Tcherniakov
Cast: Ildar Abdrazakov (Prince Igor)
Approx running time: 4 hours 30 minutes incl. intermission
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.
Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 March 2014 (with encore screenings)
Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Production: Otto Schenk
Cast: Renée Fleming (Rusalka), Piotr Beczala (The Prince), Dolora Zajick (Ježibaba)
Approx running time: 4 hours incl. intermission
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.
Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 January 2014 (with encore screenings)
Conductor: James Levine
Production: Robert Carsen
Cast: Ambrogio Maestri (Sir John Falstaff), Angela Meade, Stephanie Blythe, Lisette Oropesa, Franco Vassallo
Approx running time: 3 hours 20 minutes incl. intermission
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, and Franco Vassallo.
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.
Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 December 2013 (with encore screenings)
Conductor: Riccardo Frizza
Production: Luc Bondy
Cast: Patricia Racette (Tosca), Roberto Alagna (Cavaradossi), George Gagnidze (Scarpia)
Approx running time: 3 hours 35 minutes incl. intermission
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.
Tosca is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, the Bayerische Staatsoper and the Teatro alla Scala.
Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 November 2013 (with encore screenings)
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Production: William Kentridge
Cast: Paulo Szot
Approx running time: 2 hours 15 minutes incl. intermission
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. Valery Gergiev conducts.
The Nose is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; the Festival d’Aix en Provence; and the Opéra National de Lyon.
Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 October 2013 (with encore screenings)
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Production: Deborah Warner
Director: Fiona Shaw
Cast: Anna Netrebko (Tatiana), Mariusz Kwiecien (Onegin), Piotr Beczala (Lenski)
Approx running time: 3 hours 45 minute incl. intermission
Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien star as the lovestruck Tatiana and the imperious Onegin in Tchaikovsky’s fateful romance. Deborah Warner’s new production, directed by Fiona Shaw, 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.
Eugene Onegin is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera and English National Opera.