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Donizetti's Roberto Devereux - Meet Me At The Opera

march, 2016

28mar(mar 28)7:30 pm19apr(apr 19)7:00 pmDonizetti's Roberto DevereuxThe Metropolitan Opera. New York.


Event Details

Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux. The Metropolitan Opera.

8 performances: March 24 ,28 ,31.  April 4 ,8 ,11 ,16 (1pm. Live in Cinemas),19.

The Metropolitan Opera. Lincoln Center,New York, New York 10023

Tickets: www.MetOpera.org tel 212-362-6000

The final production of Sondra Radvanovsky’s historic season of Tudor queens opens with a gala premiere, featuring cocktails and dinner on the Mercedes T. Bass Grand Tier before the performance. Matthew Polenzani stars in the title role, leading a cast that also includes Elīna Garanča and Mariusz Kwiecien. Maurizio Benini conducts Sir David McVicar’s new production.

Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky takes on the extraordinary challenge of singing all three of Donizetti’s Tudor queen operas in the course of a single season, a rare feat made famous by Beverly Sills—and not attempted on a New York stage since. In this climactic opera of the trilogy, she plays Queen Elizabeth I, forced to sign the death warrant of the nobleman she loves, Roberto Devereux. Tenor Matthew Polenzani is Devereux, and mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien complete the principal quartet in the bel canto masterpiece, conducted by Donizetti specialist Maurizio Benini. As with the earlier Anna Bolena and Maria Stuarda, the production is by Sir David McVicar, who with this staging completes an enormously ambitious directorial accomplishment.

Production a gift of The Sybil B. Harrington Endowment Fund

The presentation of Donizetti’s three Tudor Queen operas this season is made possible through a generous grant from Daisy Soros, in memory of Paul Soros and Beverly Sills

Sondra Radvanovsky:

Director David McVicar on the Tudor Trilogy:

About Metropolitan Opera:

The Metropolitan Opera House is among the most powerful cultural institutions in the world of opera. The majestic 3,800-seat opera house is located at the iconic Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and is the only structure with a facade facing the major thoroughfare of Broadway on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Situated between New York City Ballet’s David H. Koch Theater and New York Philharmonic’s David Geffen Hall, the Metropolitan Opera looks over a vast plaza and the wondrous, ever-spouting Revson Fountain. Two Marc Chagall painted murals, framed in large windows of the grand tier lobby, give the opera house an especially distinct look.

While the original opera house opened in 1883 at 39th Street and Broadway, it has been at its current location since 1962. After more than fifty seasons, it still retains the quintessential Manhattan glamour and mid-century modern elegance. Each night, audience members are treated to an experience unmatched by other opera houses. Cluster-shaped chandeliers, their crystals aglow, begin to ascend toward the high ceiling overhead. This signals that the performance is about to start.

The most stellar voices in the pantheon of opera have been, and continue to be, regulars at the Metropolitan Opera House. Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Callas and Leontyne Price all graced the stage on numerous occasions. And today, Placido Domingo, the irrepressible and unchallenged opera superstar of our time, carries forth this legacy. Indeed, some of today’s greatest voices, such as Renée Fleming, Thomas Hampson, Susan Graham, and Mariusz Kwiecien have emerged from the Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars program.

Under Peter Gelb’s extraordinary leadership, the Met has blazed into the future, deftly embracing the latest broadcast technology and media outlets to capture the attention of the greater public and a mass audience heretofore unimagined. The Met’s expansive repertoire numbers some 200 works and counting. Unquestionably there are many marvelous opera houses in the world, but the Metropolitan Opera House remains the gold standard.

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Posted by Nadia Kovarskaya.


March 28 (Monday) 7:30 pm - April 19 (Tuesday) 7:00 pm EST


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