JamesLevine conducts a rare Met revival of Mozartís Idomeneo, set in the aftermath of the Trojan War. Jean-Pierre Ponnelleís classic production, which has its first Met revival in over a decade this season, stars Matthew Polenzani in the title role. The cast also includes Elza van den Heever as Elettra, Nadine Sierra as Ilia, Alice Coote as Idamante, and Alan Opie as Arbace.
Anna Netrebko reprises one of her most acclaimed roles as Tatiana, the naÔve heroine of Tchaikovskyís opera, adapted from Pushkinís classic novel. Dmitri Hvorostovsky stars as the title character, who rejects Tatianaís love until itís too late. Robin Ticciati, Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera,conducts the revival of Deborah Warnerís staging, which opened the Metís 2013-14 season. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Oneginís friend-turned-rival, Lenski, with Elena Maximova as Tatianaís sister Olga and ätefan KocŠn as Prince Gremin.
Thursday 10th August 2017 Runtime: Approx 287 mins
The Metís first new production since 1969 of Straussís rich romantic masterpiece is conducted by Music Director James Levine and directed by Robert Carsen, whose most recent Met production was the hit 2013 staging of Falstaff. Renťe Fleming sings one of her signature roles as the Marschallin, opposite Elīna Garanča in her first North American performances as Octavian, the impulsive young title character. The cast also includes GŁnther GroissbŲck as Baron Ochs, Erin Morley as Sophie, Marcus BrŁck in his Met debut as Faninal, and Matthew Polenzani as the Italian Singer. Der Rosenkavalier is a co-production with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and Teatro Regio di Torino.
Live in HD audiences around the world will see 10 live performances from the Metís 2016-17 season, which celebrates the companyís 50th anniversary at Lincoln Center. This seasonís HD transmissions include five new productions from the Met season and three operas new to the series. The Met: Live in HD is the largest provider of alternative cinema content in the world, with more than 19 million tickets sold over the first 10 years of the series. The series brings live Met performances to more than 2,000 movie theaters in 70 countries around the world.