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Giacomo Puccini’s TURANDOT

Sunday, October 13 @ 12:00 PM

Two of opera’s most thrilling dramatic sopranos, Christine Goerke and Nina Stemme, reprise their fierce portrayals of the title princess. Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium to conduct Franco Zeffirelli’s dazzling production of Puccini’s final masterpiece, which also features tenors Roberto Aronica and Marco Berti as Calàf, sopranos Eleonora Buratto and Hibla Gerzmava as Liù, and bass-baritone James Morris as Timur. 16732|https://thecolonial.org/wp-content/uploads/LiveinHD_1920_Web_Turandot.jpg|fullTICKETSAdults: $25 / Met or Colonial Members: $22 / Students: $15


Jules Massenet’s MANON

Saturday, October 26 @ 12:55 PM

Exhilarating soprano Lisette Oropesa stars as the irresistible title character, the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life, in Laurent Pelly’s revealing production. Tenor Michael Fabiano is the besotted Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate love for Manon proves their undoing. Maurizio Benini conducts Massenet’s sensual score. 16729|https://thecolonial.org/wp-content/uploads/LiveinHD_1920_web_Manon.jpg|fullTICKETSAdults: $25 / Met or Colonial Members: $22 / Students: $15


Giacomo Puccini’s MADAMA BUTTERFLY

Sunday, November 10 @ 12:00 PM

Leading sopranos Hui He and Ana María Martínez share the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Andrea Carè as the American naval officer who abandons her. The great Plácido Domingo makes his role debut as Sharpless, alternating with Paulo Szot and Markus Brück. Pier Giorgio Morandi is on the podium for Anthony Minghella’s sweeping production, a perennial audience favorite. 16726|https://thecolonial.org/wp-content/uploads/LiveinHD_1920_Web_Butterfly.jpg|fullTICKETSAdults: $25 / Met or Colonial Members: $22 / Students: $15


Philip Glass’s AKHNATEN

Saturday, November 23 @ 12:55 PM

Director Phelim McDermott tackles another one of Philip Glass’s masterpieces, following the now-legendary Met staging of Satyagraha. Star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo is the title pharaoh, the revolutionary ruler who transformed ancient Egypt, with the striking mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges in her Met debut as his wife, Nefertiti. To match the opera’s hypnotic, ritualistic music, McDermott has created an arresting vision that includes a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers. Karen Kamensek conducts in her Met debut. 16725|https://thecolonial.org/wp-content/uploads/LiveinHD_1920_Web_Akhnaten.jpg|fullTICKETSAdults: $25 / Met…


Alban Berg’s WOZZECK

Sunday, January 12, 2020 @ 12:00 PM

William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s other operatic masterpiece, set in an apocalyptic pre–World War I environment. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium for this important event, with baritone Peter Mattei making his highly anticipated role debut as the title character. Soprano Elza van den Heever is Wozzeck’s unfaithful mate, and the commanding cast also includes tenor Christopher Ventris as the Drum-Major, bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as the Doctor, and tenor Gerhard Siegel…


The Gershwins’ PORGY AND BESS

Saturday, February 1, 2020 @ 12:55 PM

One of America’s favorite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. “If you’re going to stage Gershwin’s opera, this is how,” raved the Guardian when the new production premiered in London in 2018. David Robertson conducts a dynamic cast, featuring the sympathetic duo of Eric Owens and Angel Blue in…


George Frideric Handel’s AGRIPPINA

Sunday, March 1, 2020 @ 12:00 PM

Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome receives its first Met performances, with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to “the present,” where it should loudly resonate. The all-star cast features mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Agrippina’s son and future emperor Nerone, soprano Brenda Rae as the seductive Poppea, countertenor Iestyn Davies as the ambitious…



Sunday, March 15, 2020 @ 12:00 PM

The great bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the company for the first time since 2012, in the title role of the cursed sea captain doomed to sail the open ocean for eternity. Valery Gergiev conducts a new production by François Girard, whose visionary 2013 take on Parsifal set the recent Met standard for Wagner stagings. With sweeping sets by John Macfarlane, Girard’s new production turns the Met stage into a rich, layered tableau reminiscent of a vast oil painting.…


Giacomo Puccini’s TOSCA

Saturday, April 11, 2020 @ 12:55 PM

Soprano Anna Netrebko, whom the New York Times hailed as “magnificent” when she made her role debut as Tosca in 2018, returns as Puccini’s explosive diva, back by popular demand. Tenors Najmiddin Mavlyanov and Brian Jagde alternate as the idealistic painter Cavaradossi, and baritones George Gagnidze and Michael Volle complete the opera’s fatal love triangle as the sinister Scarpia. Bertrand de Billy conducts Sir David McVicar’s stunning production. 16731|https://thecolonial.org/wp-content/uploads/LiveinHD_1920_Web_Tosca.jpg|fullTICKETSAdults: $25 / Met or Colonial Members: $22 / Students: $15


Gaetano Donizetti’s MARIA STUARDA

Saturday, May 9, 2020 @ 12:55 PM

Soprano Diana Damrau, following her triumph as Violetta in last season’s new production of Verdi’s La Traviata, stars as the martyred Mary, Queen of Scots, in Donizetti’s bel canto showcase. Star mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton is her imperious rival Queen Elizabeth I, and the silken-voiced tenor Stephen Costello is the noble Earl of Leicester. Maurizio Benini conducts Sir David McVicar’s handsome production. 16730|https://thecolonial.org/wp-content/uploads/LiveinHD_1920_Web_MariaStuarda.jpg|fullAdults: $25 / Met or Colonial Members: $22 / Students: $15

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