Friday, February 14, 2020

Metropolitan Opera in HD for 2020-2021

Oct 10, 2020  Giuseppe Verdi Aida.   This is a new production featuring Anna Netrebko.  Anna and Anita Rachvelishvili were wonderful together last time, and this casting solves the tenor problem.
  • Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin
  • Production: Michael Mayer
  • Aida Anna Netrebko 
  • Amneris Anita Rachvelishvili
  • Radamès Piotr Beczala 
  • Amonasro Ludovic Tézier 

Nov 7, 2020 Giuseppe Verdi Il Trovatore  Sonya and Quinn will be interesting.
  • Conductor Michele Mariotti
  • Production Sir David McVicar 
  • Leonora Sonya Yoncheva
  • Azucena Ekaterina Semenchuk
  • Manrico Roberto Aronica
  • di Luna Quinn Kelsey

Dec 12, 2020 Ludwig Van Beethoven Fidelio.  I love Fidelio.
  • Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin 
  • Production Jürgen Flimm
  • Leonore Lise Davidsen   This should be an excellent role for her.
  • Marzelline Golda Schultz 
  • Florestan Brandon Jovanovich 
  • Jaquino Alek Shrader 
  • Don Pizarro Tomasz Konieczny 
  • Rocco Franz-Josef Selig 
  • Don Fernando Christian Van Horn 

Jan 16, 2021 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Die Zauberflöte.   This is a new production and will be done in German.  I've heard there will be a rerun of the old production in English in December.
  • Conductor Gustavo Dudamel
  • Production Simon McBurney, new director for the Met. 
  • Pamina Christiane Karg 
  • Queen of the Night Kathryn Lewek 
  • Tamino Stanislas de Barbeyrac 
  • Papageno Thomas Oliemans 
  • Sprecher Christian Van Horn 
  • Sarastro Stephen Milling

Jan 30, 2021 Charles Gounod Roméo et Juliette
  • Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin
  • Production Bartlett Sher
  • Juliette Nadine Sierra, she sang this for us in San Francisco this season.
  • Stéphano Julie Boulianne 
  • Roméo Stephen Costello  
  • Tybalt David Portillo 
  • Mercutio Joshua Hopkins 
  • Capulet Laurent Naouri 
  • Frère Laurent Ildar Abdrazakov 

Mar 27, 2021 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Don Giovanni   This is a new production with an excellent cast.
  • Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin
  • Production Ivo van Hove, new director at the Met.
  • Donna Anna Ailyn Pérez 
  • Donna Elvira Isabel Leonard 
  • Zerlina Hera Hyesang 
  • Don Ottavio Ben Bliss 
  • Don Giovanni Peter Mattei 
  • Leporello Gerald Finley 
  • Masetto Alfred Walker 
  • The Commendatore Ryan Speedo Green

Apr 17, 2021 Jake Heggie Dead Man Walking  This is a new production of an opera new to the Met.  It's not new to me since I was at the world premier.
  • Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin
  • Production Ivo van Hove 
  • Sister Rose Latonia Moore 
  • Sister Helen Prejean Joyce DiDonato 
  • Mrs Patrick De Rocher Susan Graham 
  • Joseph De Rocher Etienne Dupuis 

Apr 24, 2021 Richard Strauss Die Frau ohne Schatten.  This is a spectacular cast.
  • Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin
  • Production Herbert Wernicke 
  • The Empress Elza van den Heever
  • The Dyer's Wife Nina Stemme
  • The Nurse Evelyn Herlitzius
  • The Emperor Klaus Florian Vogt
  • Barak Michael Volle
  • The Geisterbote Ryan Speedo Green

May 8, 2021 Giuseppe Verdi Nabucco.  This will be Netrebko's first Abigaille.
  • Conductor Marco Armiliato 
  • Production Elijah Moshinsky
  • Abigaille Anna Netrebko
  • Fenena Varduhi Abrahamyan
  • Ismaele Najmiddin Mavlyanov
  • Nabucco George Gagnidze
  • Zaccaria Dmitry Belosselskiy 

May 22, 2021  Vincenzo Bellini Il Pirata.  This is a new opera for me.
  • Conductor Maurizio Benini 
  • Production John Copley
  • Imogene Diana Damrau 
  • Gualtiero Javier Camarena
  • Goffredo Nicolas Testé 


Kit Baker said...

Stage Directors Ivo van Hove, Simon McBurney, and Barrie Kosky are all making their Met debuts.

Dr.B said...

Our list doesn't include Kosky.

Paul said...

Saw "Il Pirata" at the Met the last time they played it (early 2000s) with Renee Fleming and Dwayne Croft. Not one of Bellini's best, but it has some decent arias.