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2014-2015 SEASON


 


 

Ticket Sale Start Dates

MET MEMBERS: Friday, August 15, 2014
SUBSCRIBERS: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
GENERAL PUBLIC: Friday, August 22, 2014

 

 

TICKETS: $22 Adult / $20 Senior / $15 Student with ID

 

 

 

 

 

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Verdi's

Macbeth


October 12, 2014   Saturday at 12:55pm
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ENCORE: October 22, 2014   Wednesday at 6:30pm  Tickets

 

 

 

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. Fabio Luisi conducts.

 

 


 

     NEW PRODUCTION!

 

Mozart's

Le Nozze di Figaro

 

 

October 18, 2014   Saturday at 12:55pm  Tickets

 

 

ENCORE: November 12, 2014   Wednesday at 6:30pm  Tickets

 

 

(The Marriage of 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.

 

 

Casting Update News


American soprano Amanda Majeski will sing Countess Almaviva in all performances of the new production of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, conducted by James Levine and directed by Richard Eyre. Majeski, originally scheduled to sing the Countess in later performances, will now make her Met debut on opening night, replacing Marina Poplavskaya, who has withdrawn for health reasons.
 
Majeski has sung the Countess with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Dresden Opera, and the Glyndebourne Festival. Her other recent performances include Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with Opera Philadelphia, Vitellia in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Marguerite in Gounod’s Faust at Zurich Opera, and the title role in Dvořák’s Rusalka at Frankfurt Opera. Later this season, she sings Marta in Weinberg’s The Passenger at Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Marschallin in Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier at Opera Frankfurt.
 
Le Nozze di Figaro opens the Met’s 2014-15 season on September 22, and also stars Marlis Petersen as Susanna, Isabel Leonard as Cherubino, Peter Mattei as Count Almaviva, and Ildar Abdrazakov as Figaro. The October 18 matinee, with this cast, will be transmitted worldwide as part of the Met’s Live in HD series, which now reaches more than 2,000 movie theaters in 67 countries around the world.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Bizet's

Carmen

 

November 8, 2014   Saturday at 12:55pm  Tickets

 

 

ENCORE: November 19, 2014   Wednesday at 6:30pm  Tickets

 

 

 

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. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another.

 

 

 


 

   

 

Rossini's

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

 

 

November 22, 2014   Saturday at 12:55pm  Tickets

 

 

ENCORE:  December 3, 2014  Wednesday at 6:30pm  Tickets

 


 

 

(The Barber of Seville)

 

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. Michele Mariotti conducts the vivid and tuneful score.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Wagner's

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

 

 

December 17, 2014  Wednesday at 6:30pm  Tickets

 

 

ENCORE:  January 7, 2015  Wednesday at 6:30pm  Tickets

 

 

 

James Levine returns to one of his signature Wagner works conducting this epic comedyback at the Met for the first time in eight years—about a group of Renaissance “master singers” whose song contest unites a city. Johan Reuter, Johan Botha, and Annette Dasch lead the superb international cast in this charming and magisterial celebration of the power of music and art.

 


 

 

    NEW PRODUCTION!

 

Lehár's

The Merry Widow

 

 

January 18, 2015   Saturday at 12:55pm  Tickets

 

 

ENCORE: February 4, 2015  Wednesday at 6:30pm  Tickets

 

 

 

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). Stroman and her design team of Julian Crouch (Satyagraha, The Enchanted Island) and costume designer William Ivey Long (Cinderella, Grey Gardens, Hairspray) have created an art-nouveau setting that climaxes with singing and dancing grisettes at the legendary Maxim’s. Nathan Gunn co-stars as Danilo and Kelli O’Hara is Valencienne. Andrew Davis conducts.

 


 

 

 

 

 

Offenbach's

Les Contes d'Hoffman

 

 

February 1, 2015   Saturday at 12:55pm  Tickets

 

 

ENCORE:  February 18, 2015  Wednesday at 6:30pm  Tickets

 

 

 

(The Tales of Hoffmann)

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. Thomas Hampson portrays the shadowy Four Villains, and Yves Abel conducts the sparkling score.

 


 

 

 

     NEW PRODUCTION!

 

Tchaikovsky's            Bartók's

IOLANTA          Bluebeard's Castle

 

 

February 21, 2015  Saturday at 12:30pm  Tickets

 

 

 

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 (Bluebeard’s Castle). Netrebko stars as the beautiful blind girl who experiences love for the first time in Iolanta, while Nadja Michael is the unwitting victim of the diabolical Bluebeard, played by Mikhail Petrenko. Both operas are directed by Mariusz Trelinski, who was inspired by classic noir films of the 1940s. Iolanta also stars Piotr Beczala, and Valery Gergiev conducts both operas.

 


 

 

  

 

Rossini's

La Donna del Lago

 

 

March 21, 2015  Saturday at 12:55pm  Tickets

 

 

 

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. DiDonato is the “lady of the lake” of the title, and Flórez is the king who relentlessly pursues her, their vocal fireworks embellishing the romantic plot in this Met premiere production conducted by Michele Mariotti.

 


 

 

 

Mascagni's                                Leoncavallo's

Cavalleria Rusticana    Pagliacci

 

 

April 25, 2015  Saturday at 12:30pm Tickets

 

 

ENCORE:  May 6, 2015  Wednesday at 6:30pm  Tickets

 

 

 

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. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci. Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cav) and Patricia Racette (Pag) sing the unlucky heroines, and Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

 


 

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