The Met Opera 2017-18 Season featuring five new productions, two of which are Met Opera premieres, 19 revivals and a special series of performances of the Verdi Requiem.
The season opens Sep 25 with Bellini’s Norma, followed by a ravishing new vision for Puccini’s Tosca, set in the Napoleonic era, new stagings of Mozart’s Così fan tutte and Massenet’s Cendrillon, and the U.S. premiere of Thomas Adès’s acclaimed new opera The Exterminating Angel.
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NEW PRODUCTION: Bellini’s Norma:
Met Opera 2017–18 season opens with a new production of Bellini’s masterpiece, starring Sondra Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her archrival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful husband, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar’s evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule.
United States Premiere: Ades’s The Exterminating Angel. Met Opera 2017-18:
The Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera.
NEW PRODUCTION Puccini’s Tosca. Met Opera 2017-18:
Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for two extraordinary sopranos sharing the title role of the jealous prima donna: Kristine Opolais and Anna Netrebko. Jonas Kaufmann and Marcelo Alvarez alter¬nate in the role of Tosca’s revolutionary artist lover Cavaradossi, with Bryn Terfel, Michael Volle, and George Gagnidze as the depraved police chief Scarpia. Andris Nelsons conducts.
NEW PRODUCTION Mozart’s Così fan tutte. Met Opera 2017-18:
A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in Coney Island in the 1950s—complete with bearded ladies, fire-eaters, and a Ferris wheel. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi – Mezzosoprano, Ben Bliss, Tenor, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.
Metropolitan Opera Premiere Massenet’s Cendrillon. Met Opera 2017-18:
“Glorious,” raved The New York Times when Joyce DiDonato sang the title role of Cendrillon at the Royal Opera House in 2011. “Her performance was thoroughly enchanting.” Now, for the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met, with DiDonato starring in the title role. She is paired with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production.
Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann September 26 – October 28 — at The Metropolitan Opera:
Puccini’s Turandot October 12 – April 5 — at The Metropolitan Opera.
Puccini’s Madama Butterfly November 2 – March 16 — at The Metropolitan Opera:
Massenet’s Thaïs November 11 – December 2 — at The Metropolitan Opera.
Verdi Requiem November 24 – December 2 — at The Metropolitan Opera.
Mozart’s The Magic Flute November 25 – December 9 (English Language Family Presentation)
Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro December 6 –January 19 — at The Metropolitan Opera.
Lehár’s The Merry Widow — at The Metropolitan Oper
Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore January 16 – February 17 — at The Metropolitan Opera.
Verdi’s Il Trovatore January 22 – February 15 — at The Metropolitan Opera.
Wagner’s Parsifal February 5 – February 27 — at The Metropolitan Opera:
Strauss’s Elektra March 1- March 23 — at The Metropolitan Opera.
Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor March 22 – May 10 — at The Metropolitan Opera:
Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette April 23 – May 12 — at The Metropolitan Opera.
Phelim McDermott on his new production of Così fan tutte. Met Opera 2017-18:
Concertmaster David Chan and the Met Orchestra, conducted by Jesús López-Cobos, perform the “Méditation” from Act II of Massenet’s “Thaïs” during a 2008 Live in HD transmission. The production returns in the 2017-18 season.
Watch a trailer for Sir Richard Eyre’s exhilarating production of Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro,” conducted by Harry Bicket. 2017–18 season.
The Met Opera 2017 trailer
Watch a trailer for Franco Zeffirelli’s magnificent production of Puccini’s “Turandot.” Met Opera 2017–18 season.
Published by Nadia Kovarskaya
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