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MET Opera Summer 2014: Roméo and Juliette
MET Opera Summer 2014: Roméo and Juliette
The world’s most famous love story comes to operatic life with superstars Anna Netrebko and Roberto Alagna as the star-crossed young couple. Their performances brought audiences to their feet in both the opera house and in movie theaters.
Release Date: 30.07.2014, Length: 3h 03 min
Genres: Opera
Director:
Guy Joosten
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MET Opera: Macbeth
MET Opera: Macbeth
Star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lučić’s doomed Macbeth, for the first time at the Met. Adrian Noble’s chilling production of Verdi’s masterful adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy also stars Joseph Calleja as the noble Macduff and René Pape as Banquo.
Release Date: 11.10.2014, Length: 3h 13 min
Genres: Opera
Director:
Adrian Noble
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MET Opera: Le Nozze di Figaro
MET Opera: Le Nozze di Figaro
Met Music Director James Levine conducts a spirited new production of Mozart’s masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action of this classic domestic comedy in a 19th-century manor house in Seville, but during the gilded age of the late 1920s. Dashing bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov leads the cast in the title role of the clever servant, opposite Marlis Petersen as his bride, Susanna, Peter Mattei as the philandering Count they work for, Marina Poplavskaya as the long-suffering Countess, and Isabel Leonard as the libidinous pageboy Cherubino.
Release Date: 18.10.2014, Length: 3h 52 min
Genres: Opera
Director:
Richard Eyre
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MET Opera: Carmen
MET Opera: Carmen (2014/2015)
Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them.
Release Date: 1.11.2014, Length: 3h 38 min
Genres: Opera
Director:
Richard Eyre
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MET Opera: Il Barbiere di Siviglia
MET Opera: Il Barbiere di Siviglia
The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedy – featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera – stars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina, Lawrence Brownlee as her conspiring flame, and Christopher Maltman as the endlessly resourceful and charming barber, himself.
Release Date: 22.11.2014, Length: 3h 25 min
Genres: Opera
Director:
Bartlett Sher
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MET Opera: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
MET Opera: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
James Levine returns to one of his signature Wagner works conducting this epic comedy—back at the Met for the first time in eight years—about a group of Renaissance “master singers” whose song contest unites a city.
Release Date: 13.12.2014, Length: 6h 00 min
Genres: Opera
Director:
Otto Schenk
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MET Opera: The Merry Widow
MET Opera: Die Lustige Witwe
The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Oklahoma!, Contact).
Release Date: 17.01.2015, Length: 2h 57 min
Genres: Opera
Director:
Susan Stroman
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MET Opera: Les Contes D'Hoffmann
MET Opera: Les Contes D'Hoffmann (2014/2015)
The magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece, in the Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production. Soprano Hibla Gerzmava faces the operatic hurdle of singing all three heroines—each an idealized embodiment of some aspect of Hoffmann’s desire.
Release Date: 31.01.2015, Length: 3h 46 min
Genres: Opera
Director:
Bartlett Sher
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MET Opera: Iolanta / Bluebeard's Castle
MET Opera: Iolanta / Bluebeard's Castle
On the heels of her triumphant Met performances in Eugene Onegin, soprano Anna Netrebko takes on another Tchaikovsky heroine in the first opera of this intriguing double bill, consisting of an enchanting fairy tale (Iolanta) followed by an erotic psychological thriller (Duke Bluebeard’s Castle).
Release Date: 14.02.2015, Length: 3h 39 min
Genres: Opera
Director:
Mariusz Trelinski
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MET Opera: La Donna del Lago
MET Opera: La Donna del Lago
Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott.
Release Date: 14.03.2015, Length: 3h 30 min
Genres: Opera
Director:
Paul Curran
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MET Opera: Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci
MET Opera: Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci
Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci.
Release Date: 25.04.2015, Length: 3h 30 min
Genres: Opera
Director:
David McVicar