Metropolitan Opera Season 2018/19

Metropolitan Opera Season 2018/19

The Metropolitan Opera Season 2018/19 season.

 

MET 19 YANNICK Yannick Nézet-Séguin will take up the role of Music Director two seasons earlier than expected, the 2018/19 season will see three operas and two Carnegie Hall concerts conducted by Yannick, four new productions, a revival of Robert Lepage’s production of Der Ring des Nibelungen, and house debuts for seven AH artists.

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Maestro Yannick Nezet-Seguin and the Met have accelerated the timeline for his assumption of the company’s musical leadership, taking up the post of Music Director in time for the start of the 2018–19 season. In addition to leading Michael Mayer’s new production of Verdi’s La Traviata and conducting two Carnegie Hall concerts Maestro Nézet-Séguin will also lead revivals of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande and Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites. Explore the 2018-19 season bit.ly/2GixfIp Learn more about Maestro Nézet-Séguin’s upcoming musical leadership: bit.ly/YannickNS

Photo by Rose Callahan/Met Opera

 

New productions: Metropolitan Opera Season 2018/19

Metropolitan Opera Season 2018/19

Metropolitan Opera Season 2018/19

 

SAINT-SAËNS Samson et Dalila – Opening night
New production premiere: September 24
When mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca and tenor Roberto Alagna joined forces for a new production of Carmen at the Met, the results were electrifying. Now this star duo reunites for another sensual French opera when they open the season in the title roles of Saint-Saens’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila. Darko Tresnjak, who won a Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical in 2014 for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, makes his Met debut directing a vivid, seductive staging, featuring a monumental setting for the last-act Temple of Dagon, where the hero crushes his Philistine enemies. Sir Mark Elder conducts the first new Met production of the work in 20 years. Learn more: bit.ly/2BqY4uV
Photo by Vincent Peters / Met Opera

 

 

 

Metropolitan Opera Season 2018/19

Metropolitan Opera Season 2018/19

 

MUHLY Marnie – Met and US premiere
Metropolitan Opera Premiere: October 19
Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met with his gripping reimagining of Winston Graham’s novel, set in the 1950s, about a beautiful, mysterious young woman who assumes multiple identities. Director Michael Mayer and his creative team have devised a fast-moving, cinematic world for this exhilarating story of denial and deceit, which also inspired a film by Alfred Hitchcock. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the enigmatic Marnie, and baritone Christopher Maltman is the man who pursues her—with disastrous results. Robert Spano conducts. Learn more: bit.ly/2CkOSoo
Photo by Vincent Peters / Met Opera

 

 

 

MET 19 LA TRAVIATA

 

VERDI La Traviata

New Production Premiere: December 4
Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts Michael Mayer’s richly textured new production, featuring a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Soprano Diana Damrau plays the tragic heroine, Violetta. Tenor Juan Diego Flórez returns to the Met for the first time in five seasons to sing the role of Alfredo, Violetta’s hapless lover. Baritone Quinn Kelsey is Alfredo’s father, Germont, who destroys their love. Learn more: bit.ly/2Buc1bf

Set design by Christine Jones

 

 

 

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CILEA Adriana Lecouvreur – New Year’s Eve Gala
New Production Premiere: December 31
Soprano Anna Netrebko joins the ranks of Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat Caballé, and Renata Scotto, taking on—for the first time at the Met—the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on- and offstage passion. The soprano is joined by tenor Piotr Beczała as Adriana’s lover, Maurizio. The principal cast also features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and baritone Ambrogio Maestri.Gianandrea Noseda conducts. Sir David McVicar’s staging, which sets the action in a working replica of a Baroque theater,
premiered at the Royal Opera House in London, where The Guardian praised the “elegant production, sumptuously designed… The spectacle guarantees a good night out.” Learn more:bit.ly/2o7fpjZ
Photo by Michael Poehn / Vienna State Opera

 

 

Metropolitan Opera Season 2018/19 debuts:

  • Nicole Car as Mimì in La bohème (25 September)
  • Etienne Dupuis as Marcello in La bohème (25 September)
  • James Gaffigan conducting La bohème (25 September)
  • Kristina Mkhitaryan as Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi (23 November)
  • Samantha Hankey as Mlle Dangeville in Adriana Lecouvreur (31 December)
  • Aida Garifullina as Zerlina in Don Giovanni (30 January)
  • Rosa Feola as Gilda in Rigoletto (26 April)

 

Metropolitan Opera Season 2018/19 revivals including:

 

Metropolitan Opera Season 2018/19

Metropolitan Opera Season 2018/19

Robert Lepage’s production of Der Ring des Nibelungen

Opera’s supreme experience returns to the Met for the first time in six years with a cast of magnificent Wagnerians, led by the thrilling Christine Goerke, Soprano making her Met role debut as Brünnhilde. Philippe Jordan conducts Robert Lepage’s breathtaking production, which faithfully presents every detail of Wagner’s immortal libretto. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2GelzGG

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Wagner’s epic cycle concludes with acts of betrayal, murder, vengeance, and, finally, the destruction of the world. Christine Goerke, Soprano once again plays Brunnhilde, whose heroic self-sacrifice paves the way for humankind’s redemption and rebirth. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2C0VVam
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Metropolitan Opera Season 2018/19

Metropolitan Opera Season 2018/19

 

In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, Christine Goerke, Soprano plays Brunnhilde, Wotan’s willful warrior daughter, who loses her immortality in opera’s most famous act of filial defiance. Stuart Skelton and Eva-Maria Westbroekplay the incestuous twins Siegmund and Sieglinde. Greer Grimsley and Michael Volle sing Wotan. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2EKMpcq

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MET 19 S

 

Orphaned at birth, Siegfried learns his true identity and fulfills his destiny to become Brunnhilde’s savior and lover. Stefan Vinke and Andreas Schager sing the heroic title character. Christine Goerke sings Brunnhilde, and Greer Grimsley and Michael Volle sing the role of the enigmatic Wanderer. Learn more:http://bit.ly/2Gg4bkQ
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MET 19 DR

 

Wagner’s visionary initial installment of the Ring depicts the original sin of the theft of the sacred golden treasure, the vanity of the gods, the greed of the Nibelungen, the fratricide of the giants, and the building of Valhalla. Greer Grimsley and Michael Volle share the role of Wotan, the conflicted lord of the gods. Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton sings her first Wagner role at the Met as Wotan’s embattled
wife, Fricka. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2o9fmo2

Photo by Ken Howard / Met Opera

 

 

 

 

MET 19 A B

 

James Gaffigan conducts Zeffirelli’s La bohème,

Puccini’s timeless masterpiece of love and loss returns on September 25. Sopranos Nicole Car (in her highly anticipated Met debut) and AILYN PÉREZshare the role of the ill-fated Mimì, opposite tenorsVittorio Grigolo and Michael Fabiano as the ardent poet Rodolfo. James Gaffigan conducts. Opens September 25. Learn more: bit.ly/2BYr668

Photo by Jonathan Tichler / Met Opera

 

 

 

 

Metropolitan Opera Season 2018/19

Metropolitan Opera Season 2018/19

 

In what should be a highlight of the new season,Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, going toe-toe with Anita Rachvelishvili as Amneris. Later in the season, a second star-studded cast takes over, withSondra Radvanovsky and Dolora Zajick as the leading ladies. Nicola Luisotti and Placido Domingoshare conducting duties. Opens September 26. Learn more: bit.ly/2o6dJri

Photo by Marty Sohl / Met Opera

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tenor Jonas Kaufmann

Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, with the heralded return of tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw she loves. Baritone Željko Lučić is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance, and Marco Armiliato conducts. Opens October 4.

Learn more: bit.ly/2Etr0F4
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Metropolitan Opera Season 2018/19

Metropolitan Opera Season 2018/19

 

Met favorite Sondra Radvanovsky and rising star Jennifer Rowley share the title role of the volatile diva at the heart of Puccini’s operatic thriller. Joseph Calleja brings his stylish tenor to the role of Cavaradossi, Wolfgang Koch is the nefarious police chief Scarpia, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Opens October 25.

Learn more: bit.ly/2o7IfRn

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Metropolitan Opera Season 2018/19

Metropolitan Opera Season 2018/19

 

Carmen

Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José.Omer Meir Wellber and Louis Langrée share conducting duties for Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production, a Met favorite since its 2009 premiere. Opens October 30. Learn more: bit.ly/2st6z5R

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MET 19 NEPHISTOFEL

 

The spectacular Robert Carsen production returns to the Met for the first time since 2000, withChristian Van Horn, Bass-baritone as the diabolical title character, tenor Michael Fabiano as Faust, and soprano Angela Meade as Margherita. Mefistofele is the celebrated and only opera by Arrigo Boito—who famously collaborated with Verdi on the libretti for Otello and Falstaff. Opens November 8. Learn more:bit.ly/2CkOxSQ

Photo by Winnie Klotz / Met Archives

 

 

 

 

 

MET 19 PUC

 

Il Trittico returns with Placido Domingo in the title role of Gianni Schicchi, with Kristina Mkhitaryan as Lauretta.

Puccini’s triple bill features first-class casting:Marcelo Alvarez and Amber Wagner, Soprano are the illicit lovers of Il Tabarro; Kristine Opolais sings the shattering title role of Suor Angelica; and the ageless Placido Domingo takes an unusual comedic turn in the baritone title role of Gianni Schicchi. The performances mark the centennial of the work’s world premiere at the Met. Bertrand de Billy conducts. Opens November 23. Learn more:bit.ly/2o7brIl

Photo by Ken Howard / Met Opera

 

 

 

Metropolitan Opera Season 2018/19

Metropolitan Opera Season 2018/19

 

Conducting sensation Gustavo Dudamel makes his Met debut leading Verdi’s towering Shakespearean masterpiece. The outstanding cast includes Stuart Skelton in the title role, SONYA YONCHEVA as the devoted but doomed Desdemona, and baritone Željko Lučić as the treacherous Iago. Opens December 14. Learn more: bit.ly/2EEApt0

Photo by Ken Howard / Met Opera

 

 

 

 

 

 

MET 19 FLUTE

 

Harry Bicket conducts Julie Taymor’s production of The Magic Flute , featuring Duncan Rock.Metropolitan Opera Season 2018/19:

Now a holiday tradition, Julie Taymor’s beloved production of Mozart’s enchanting fairy tale returns in its abridged, English-language version for families. Soprano Erin Morley is the empowered Pamina, and Ben Bliss, Tenor is the valiant Tamino. Baritone Nathan Gunn is the comic birdcatcher Papageno, and Kathryn Lewek, Soprano reprises her hair-raising rendition of the malevolent Queen of the Night. Harry Bicket conducts. Opens December 19. Learn more: bit.ly/2HkkDC2

Photo by Richard Termine / Met Opera

 

 

 

MET 19 DEBUSSY

 

Pelléas et Mélisande returns for the first time in almost a decade, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, with Isabel Leonard as Mélisande and Paul Appleby as Pelléas

Debussy’s only opera, a mesmerizing meditation on love and betrayal, returns to the Met stage for the first time in almost a decade, with Music DirectorYannick Nezet-Seguin conducting the landmark score. A pair of brilliant young Met stars, tenor Paul Appleby and mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, are the naïve title lovers. Opens January 15. Learn more:bit.ly/2C0fxv1
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MET 19 LA

 

Joyce DiDonato sings Sesto for the first time at the Met, in Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s 1984 staging, conducted by Lothar Koenigs. Tenor Matthew Polenzani adds yet another role to his extensive Mozartean repertoire as Tito. Mozart’s opera of vengeance and forgiveness, set during the Roman Empire, also features sopranosElza van den Heever and Ying Fang, and Christian Van Horn, Bass-baritone. Lothar Koenigs conducts. Opens March 30.

Learn more:Metropolitan Opera Season 2018/19 http://bit.ly/2GdWBaw

Photo by Ken Howard / Met Opera

 

 

 

 

 

MET 19 FALST

 

Ailyn Pérez takes on the role of Alice Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff

Ambrogio Maestri brings back his larger-than-life portrayal of the title role. Robert Carsen’s insightful production—which moves the action to postwar England in the 1950s—features an exceptional cast that includes soprano AILYN PÉREZ as Alice Ford and soprano Golda Schultz as Nannetta. Richard Farnes conducts. Opens February 22.

Learn more:http://bit.ly/2BuntE2

Photo by Ken Howard / Met Opera

 

 

 

 

MET 19 LA F

 

Enrique Mazzola conducts La Fille du Régiment, an “opéra comique” in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti

Tenor Javier Camarena and soprano Pretty Yendeteam up for a feast of bel canto vocal fireworks—including the show-stopping tenor aria “Ah! Mes amis,” with its nine high Cs. Enrique Mazzola conducts. Opens February 7.

Learn more:http://bit.ly/2oc5iuD

Photo by Marty Sohl / Met Opera

 

 

 

 

 

MET 19 P

 

Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s third opera of the season, Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites, stars Isabel Leonard as Blanche de la Force, plus Erin Morley, David Portillo and Karita Mattila

Classic John Dexter production of Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the touching role of Blanche and soprano Karita Mattila, a legend in her own time, returns to the Met as the Prioress.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/2F4eqsX

Photo by Ken Howard / Met Opera

 

 

 

MET 19 DJ

 

In April, Adam Plachetka sings Leporello in Mozart’s Don Giovanni alongside Dmitry Belosselskiyas The Commedatore. Aida Garifullina performs in the February production as Zerlina

Baritone Peter Mattei and bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni star as opera’s most notorious seducer in Mozart’s masterpiece of dark comedy. Cornelius Meister makes his Met debut conducting. Opens January 30. Learn more: bit.ly/2CqbTGU

Photo by Marty Sohl / Met Opera

 

 

 

 

MET 19 RIG

 

Verdi’s tragic jester returns in Michael Mayer’s neon-bedecked, Las Vegas-themed production, with two exciting casts. Nicola Luisotti conducts. Opens February 12.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/2F6h8hP

Metropolitan Opera Season 2018/19

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Metropolitan Opera Season 2018/19

Metropolitan Opera Season 2018/19

 

Soprano SONYA YONCHEVA is the blind princess, Iolanta, who discovers love for the first time, opposite tenor Matthew Polenzani as the dashing knight Vaudémont. In Bartók’s chilling Bluebeard’s Castle, baritone Gerald Finley is the menacing Bluebeard, and soprano Angela Denoke is his initially unsuspecting new wife. Henrik Nánási conducts. Opens January 24.

Learn more:http://bit.ly/2o1zqt3

Photo by Marty Sohl / Met Opera

 

 

 

 

 

MET 19 FISHES

 

Penny Woolcock’s breathtaking production, a highlight of the 2015–16 season, makes its much awaited return with an all-star cast. Pretty Yende is the beautiful priestess Leïla, with tenor Javier Camarena and Mariusz Kwiecien as rivals for her forbidden love. Emmanuel Villaume conducts Bizet’s sensual score. Opens November 14.

Learn more:bit.ly/2BrwKN7

Photo by Ken Howard / Met Opera

 

 

 

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Metropolitan Opera Season 2018/19

 

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4 Comments
  1. Stephen S. Potter 9 months ago

    I have been an opera aficionado nearly all my life with particular emphasis on those of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the first time I ever was introduced to his opera, “The Magic Flute,” I saw most of it on the old NBC Opera Theater back in February of 1956 when I was 13 going on 14, during celebrations of the Bicentennial of Mozart’s birth and I fell immediately in love with it and I have been so ever since having listened to it probably more than 1,000 times without ever getting tired of it! That performance, which included all of the spoken dialogue was sung in its unabridged entirety in the Ruth and Thomas Martin, a.k.a., the Martin English translation and about two weeks later at the Metropolitan, that very same unabridged production was broadcast on a Saturday morning at 11:00 A.M. PST complete with the Martin English translation. OMG, what a rush-and-a-half it was with Richard Tucker singing Tamino, Leontyne Price singing Pamina, Leonard Warren singing Papageno, Roberta Peters singing The Queen Of The Night and Jerome Hines singing Sarastro with the Chorusmaster being Kurt Adler and with Bruno Walter conducting, not to mention the Met’s passionate and original announcer Milton Cross who lived and breathed opera probably all his life! By the way, the last time I ever heard the Met broadcast of “The Magic Flute” in its unabridged performance in the Martin English translation was during its 1963-1964 season. I’ve already heard its abridged English version which, in my opinion is lacking a lot of depth starting with the “overture” being reduced to just Sarastro’s trumpet-and-trombone fanfares; it is just not to my liking and I am sure that there are others who feel the same way. In fact, it has that “greatly-reduced-cuts-of-meat” feel to it.
    Now, my main point here is that I would love to hear an unabridged Met performance of “The Magic Flute” sung in that Martin translation or at least provide a translation for the rest of the music and libretto that has been edited out…..can that ever again be possible? OMG, I and probably many others wish it could be so! Are there legal issues here meaning that have its copyright has been renewed and immense royalties are still required per performance by the Martins’ surviving family members? If that is so, I will try to understand albeit with a lot of difficulty. While I have my own German-English translation of “The Magic Flute” along with three complete recordings thereof plus a sung-in-Swedish video by the Royal Stockholm Opera, it’s just a translation that’s not coordinated with Mozart’s music unlike the fact that the Martin translation is. Oh well, we can’t have everything in life! I welcome your feedback hereon!

    • Stephen S. Potter 9 months ago

      There is one typo in my above comment and it reads, “…are immense royalties ‘are’ still required…” There is simply one “are” too many. How do I correct this?

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      NADIA KOVARSKAYA 9 months ago

      Dear Stephen thank you so such an amazing comment.

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