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.