Opera

Saturday 11 AM -2 PM

Don Carlo

Apr 6, 2015

04/11/2015 - Approximate running time 4 hrs. 35 min.

Dynamic maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s ambitious score with a stand-out cast in Nicholas Hytner’s handsome production. Yonghoon Lee sings the title role, with Barbara Frittoli, Ekaterina Gubanova, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, James Morris, and Ferruccio Furlanetto, reprising his definitive portrayal of King Philip.

Co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; and the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet

Ernani by Verdi

Apr 6, 2015

04/04/2015 - Approximate running time 3 hrs. 25 min.

Plácido Domingo takes on the baritone role of Don Carlo for the first time in his legendary career. Francesco Meli and Luc Robert share the title role, and Angela Meade is the soprano heroine Elvira, caught between rivals for her love. Paul Nadler conducts.

http://www.metopera.org/opera/ernani-verdi-tickets

03/14/2015 - Approximate running time 3 hrs. 5 min.

Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of bel canto virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands. DiDonato is the “lady of the lake” of the title, and Flórez is the king who relentlessly pursues her, with their vocal fireworks embellishing the tragic plot. This Met premiere production is directed by Paul Curran and conducted by Michele Mariotti.

Carmen (Bizet)

Mar 10, 2015

03/07/2015 - Approximate running time 3 hrs. 20 min.

Richard Eyre’s stunning production returns with its original star, Elina Garanca, who plays the title role of the ill-fated temptress. Yonghoon Lee sings Carmen's desperate lover, Don José, and Louis Langrée conducts.

http://www.metopera.org/opera/carmen-bizet-tickets

09/27/2014 - San Francisco Opera presents Die Frau ohne Schatten composed by Richard Strauss

3 hrs. 01 min.

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=1,1,41,46

The Barber of Seville

Sep 19, 2014

09/20/2014 - San Francisco Opera presents II Barbiere di Siviglia (in Italian) composed by Gioachino Rossini

2 hrs 44 mins

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=1,1,41,46

Peter Grimes (in English)

Sep 19, 2014

09/13/2014 - San Francisco Opera presents Peter Grimes composed by Benjamin Britten

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=1,1,41,46

09/06/2014 - San Francisco Opera presents Der Fliegende Hollander (in German) composed by Richard Wagner

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=1,1,41,46

Tosca (in Italian)

Sep 19, 2014

08/30/2014 - San Francisco Opera presents Tosca composed by Giacomo Puccini

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=1,1,41,46

Mefistofele (in Italian)

Sep 19, 2014

08/23/2014 - San Francisco Opera presents Mefistofele composed by Arrigo Boito

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=1,1,41,46

08/16/2014 -

CAST:
Thaïs                 Nino Machaidze
Athanaël            Plácido Domingo
Nicias                Paul Groves
Palemon            Valentin Anikin
Albine                Milena Kitic
Crobyle             Hae Ji Chang
Myrtale              Cassandra Zoé Velasco
Servant             Kihun Yoon

CONDUCTOR:  James Conlon
CHORUS:   LA Opera Chorus
CHORUS MASTER:  Grant Gershon

08/09/2014 -

CAST:
Lucia               Albina Shagimuratova
Edgardo           Saimir Pirgu
Enrico              Stephen Powell
Raimondo         James Creswell
Normanno         Joshua Guerrero
Alisa                 D'Ana Lombard
Arturo               Vladimir Dmitruk

CONDUCTOR:  James Conlon
CHORUS:   LA Opera Chorus
CHORUS MASTER:  Grant Gershon

Approx. Length:  2 hours 30 minutes

08/02/2014 -

07/19/2014 -

CAST:
Carmen           Patricia Bardon
Don José         Brandon Jovanovich
Micaëla            Pretty Yende
Escamillo         Ildebrando D'Arcangelo
Zuniga            Valentin Anikin
Moralès           Daniel Armstrong
Frasquita         Hae Ji Chang
Mercédès         Cassandra Zoé Velasco
El Remendado  Keith Jameson
El Dancaïre      Museop Kim
A Vendor         Melissa Treinkman
A Gypsy          Abdiel Gonzalez
A Soldier         Steven Pence

07/12/2014 -

CAST:
Sir John Falstaff   Roberto Frontali
Alice Ford           Carmen Giannattasio
Ford                   Marco Caria
Nannetta             Ekaterina Sadovnikova
Fenton                Juan Francisco Gatell
Meg Page            Erica Brookhyser
Mistress Quickly   Ronnita Nicole Miller
Dr. Caius            Robert Brubaker
Bardolph             Rodell Rosel
Pistol                  Valentin Anikin

Rusalka

Jun 21, 2014

06/28/2014 - Composed by Antonin Dvorak

It’s like The Little Mermaid grown up. Beautiful and mysterious things happen in the dark woods. Lyric Opera of Chicago takes you there with Ana María Martínez, Brandon Jovanovich, Eric Owens, Jill Grove, and Ekaterina Gubanova in a new production and company premiere of Dvořák’s heartbreaking fairytale fantasy.

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=1,1,41,83

The Barber of Seville

Jun 14, 2014

06/21/2014 - Composed by Gioacchino Rossini

The eponymous barber Figaro (baritone Nathan Gunn) is the ultimate fixer in this rollicking comedy. He struts his stuff in the famous "Largo al factotum" aria, "Figaro, Figaro, Figaro!" He takes sides in a love triangle, helping Count Almaviva (tenor Alek Shrader) woo and win the beautiful Rosina (mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard) from her old, lecherous guardian Dr. Bartolo (baritone Alessandro Corbelli).

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=1,1,41,83

Die Fledermaus

Jun 12, 2014

06/14/2014 - Composed by Johann Strauss, Jr.

Shameless flirting, false identities, dance-to-dawn partying, and free-flowing champagne: Johann Strauss, Jr.’s paean to Partytown, a.k.a. Vienna in the early 1870s, delivers all manner of uproarious intrigues and complications with Juliane Banse as Rosalinde, Bo Skovhus as Eisenstein, and Daniela Fally as their naughty maid Adele.

Approximate length three hours 20 minutes

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=1,1,41,83

La Traviata

Jun 12, 2014

6/7/2014 - What’s it like to be the most beautiful, most desired party girl in Paris – and to be losing your life just as you find true love? Welcome to the dark, glittering world of the Parisian demimonde. It’s one of the most popular operas of all time. Soprano Marina Rebeka portrays the ill-fated heroine, Violetta Valéry. Tenor Joseph Calleja is her lover, Alfredo Germont. And baritone Quinn Kelsey is Alfredo’s father, Giorgio Germont.

Approximate length three hours

Wagner's "Parsifal"

May 24, 2014

05/31/2014 - Approximately 4 hours, 45 minutes - in German, composed by Richard Wagner

http://schedule.wfmt.com/?day=05/17/2014&hs=0&he=23

Puccini's Madama Butterfly

May 22, 2014

05/24/2014 - Approximately 3 hours - in Italian, composed by Giacomo Puccini - Libretto by: Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, after the short story by John Luther Long and the play by David Belasco

http://schedule.wfmt.com/?day=05/17/2014&hs=0&he=23

Verdi's "Otello"

May 22, 2014

05/17/2014 - Approximately 3 hours - In Italian, Composed by Giuseppe Verdi - Libretto by:  Arrigo Boito, after William Shakespeare's tragedy

http://schedule.wfmt.com/?day=05/17/2014&hs=0&he=23

Rossini's "La Cenerentola"

May 22, 2014

05/10/2014 - Approximate running time 3 hrs. 15 min.

Three peerless Rossini virtuosos star in La Cenerentola—a vocal tour de force for mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, singing her first Met performances of the Cinderella title role, and tenors Juan Diego Flórez and Javier Camarena, who share the role of her Prince Charming. Alessandro Corbelli and Luca Pisaroni complete the cast, with Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leading the effervescent score.

Bellini's "I Puritani"

May 22, 2014

05/03/2014 - Approximate running time 3 hrs. 20 min.

An exciting newcomer joins three acclaimed bel canto stars in Bellini’s final opera, a vocal showcase that features one of opera’s greatest mad scenes. Olga Peretyatko makes her highly anticipated Met debut as Elvira, the young woman driven to madness, opposite Lawrence Brownlee, Mariusz Kwiecien, and Michele Pertusi.

http://www.metoperafamily.org/opera/i-puritani-bellini-tickets.aspx

Mozart's "Cosi Fan Tutte"

May 22, 2014

04/26/2014 - Approximate running time 3 hrs. 40 min.

Music Director James Levine conducts Mozart’s beloved opera about testing the ties of love. The cast is filled with youthful Met stars: Guanqun Yu and Isabel Leonard are the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella, Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov are their lovers, with Danielle de Niese as the scheming Despina.

http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/search/index.aspx?q=cosi

Strauss's "Arabella"

May 22, 2014

04/19/2014 - Approximate running time 3 hrs. 31 min.

Swedish soprano Malin Byström stars in the title role of Strauss’s nostalgic romance that explores the fleeting charms of youth, opposite Michael Volle and Juliane Banse. Philippe Auguin conducts.

In the title role, Malin Byström, "elegant in both looks and tone, and sounding full and flexible, is uncannily reminiscent of Kiri Te Kanawa... her voice has silvery plush..."

04/12/2014 - Approximate running time 3 hrs. 5 min.

After their powerful pairing in Il Trovatore, Marcelo Álvarez and Patricia Racette reunite in Giordano’s melodramatic story of life in times of revolutionary fervor, a passionate tale of the ill-fated love of a dashing poet and an aristocratic lady, set against the backdrop of the French Revolution.

http://www.metoperafamily.org/opera/andrea-chenier-giordano-tickets.aspx

Puccini's La Bohème

Mar 29, 2014

04/05/2014 - Approximate running time 2 hrs. 55 min.

Puccini’s moving story of young love is the most performed opera in Met history—and with good reason. Anita Hartig and Barbara Frittoli star as the frail Mimì in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with Vittorio Grigolo in the role of her passionate lover, Rodolfo.

http://www.metoperafamily.org/opera/boheme-puccini-tickets

Bellini's La Sonnambula

Mar 24, 2014

03/29/2014 - Approximate running time 2 hrs. 45 min.

Diana Damrau stars as Amina opposite bel canto specialist Javier Camarena as Elvino in Mary Zimmerman’s intriguing staging of Bellini’s sweet love story, with its unforgettable sleepwalking aria for the heroine. Marco Armiliato conducts.

Reviews
A "smashing revival... Damrau is a marvel... She makes the most difficult passages sound effortless... Her pianissimo notes, barely above a whisper, go straight to the heart." (Huffington Post)

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