Screening from from December 5, 2015
James Levine conducts Wagner’s early masterpiece in its first return to the Met stage in more than a decade. Today’s leading Wagnerian tenor Johan Botha takes on the daunting title role, opposite soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek as Elisabeth, adding another Wagner heroine to her Met repertoire after her acclaimed Sieglinde in the Ring a few seasons ago. On the heels of his recent triumph in Parsifal, baritone Peter Mattei sings Wolfram, and mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung is the love goddess, Venus.
Conductor: James Levine Production: Otto Schenk Cast: Eva-Maria Westbroek, Michelle DeYoung, Johan Botha, Peter Mattei
Sung in German with Met Titles in English
Approximate running time: 3 hours 35 minutes inc. intermission