MET OPERA 2017-18

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THE MET: LIVE IN HD 2017-18 MINI SEASON PASS (any 5 performances)

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The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of high-definition live cinema simulcasts, will begin its 12th season on October 7, with a new production of Bellini’s Norma directed by Sir David McVicar and conducted by Carlo Rizzi, starring one of the world’s most acclaimed Normas, Sondra Radvanovsky. The season will…

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THE MET LIVE: THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL

2017 | 147 minutes | |
Written by Thomas Adès

Saturday November 18, 2017, 12:55pm (Film Center)
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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 Thomas Adès conducts his…

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CAPTURED! LIVE FROM THE MET: HANSEL & GRETEL

2017 | 135 minutes | | ,
Conducted by Donald Runnicles

Wednesday December 27, 2017, 1:00pm (Film Center)
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A SPECIAL HOLIDAY PRESENTATION A Met English-language holiday presentation, Richard Jones’s clever production of Humperdinck’s fairy-tale opera is based on the Brothers Grimm story. Donald Runnicles conducts the sweeping score and a delightful cast, including the legendary Dolora Zajick as the wayward siblings’ mother. Tara Erraught and Ingeborg Gillebo share the role…

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THE MET LIVE: TOSCA

1899 | 173 minutes | |
Written by Giacomo Puccini

Saturday January 27, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center)
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Tosca is an opera by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. The work, based on Victorien Sardou’s 1887 French-language dramatic play, La Tosca, is a melodramatic piece set in Rome in June 1800, with the Kingdom of Naples’s control of Rome threatened by Napoleon’s invasion of…

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THE MET LIVE: L’ELISIR D’AMORE

1832 | 159 minutes | |
Written by Gaetano Donizetti

Saturday February 10, 2018, 12:00pm (Film Center)
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Nemorino, a poor peasant, is in love with Adina, a beautiful landowner, who torments him with her indifference. When Nemorino hears Adina reading to her workers the story of Tristan and Isolde, he is convinced that a magic potion will help him to gain Adina’s love.   Donizetti’s comic gem L’Elisir d’Amore,…

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THE MET LIVE: LA BOHEME

1895 | 175 minutes | |
Written by Giacomo Puccini

Saturday February 24, 2018, 12:30pm (Film Center)
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The story of four Bohemians, the poet Rodolfo, the painter Marcello, the musician Schaunard, and the philosopher Colline in an old attic.They are poor, but happy. Set around 1830 in Paris, France.   An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history….

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THE MET LIVE: SEMIRAMIDE

1823 | 240 minutes | |
Written by Gioachino Rossini

Saturday March 10, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center)
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This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by…

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THE MET LIVE: COSI FAN TUTTE

1789 | 211 minutes | |
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Saturday March 31, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center)
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A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—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…

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THE MET LIVE: LUISA MILLER

1849 | 218 minutes | |
Written by Giuseppe Verdi

Saturday April 14, 2018, 12:30pm (Film Center)
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James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years.   Met Music Director…

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THE MET LIVE: CENDRILLON

1895 | 167 minutes | |
Written by Jules Massenet

Saturday April 28, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center)
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“Glorious,” raved the New York Times when Joyce DiDonato sang the title role of Cendrillon at the Royal Opera 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…