Rigoletto NEW YORK

Rigoletto NEW YORK

Baritone Simon Keenlyside steps into the pinnacle role of the Italian baritone repertory in Michael Mayer’s electrifying production set in 1960 in a Las Vegas casino. Željko Lucic—Rigoletto when this staging premiered—sings later performances, and tenors Stephen Costello and Piotr Beczala share the role of the licentious Duke... 

Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail NEW YORK

Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail NEW YORK

Met Music Director James Levine returns to a work he has long cherished, Mozart’s delightful comic gem of wily captives in a harem. Coloratura soprano sensation Albina Shagimuratova, the current Met season’s Lucia, stars in the bravura role of Konstanze... 

Otello NEW YORK

Otello NEW YORK

The Met season opens with Verdi’s masterful Otello, inspired by Shakespeare’s play and matching it in tragic intensity. Director Bartlett Sher probes the Moor’s dramatic downfall with an outstanding cast: tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko plays the doomed Otello; new soprano star Sonya Yoncheva sings Desdemona, Otello’s innocent wife and victim; and baritone Željko Lucic plays the evil Iago, who masterminds Otello’s demise... 

Elektra NEW YORK

Elektra NEW YORK

The genius director Patrice Chéreau (From the House of the Dead) didn’t live to see his great Elektra production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met... 

Simon Boccanegra NEW YORK

Simon Boccanegra NEW YORK

The legendary pair of James Levine and Plácido Domingo have defined Verdi’s art for more than four decades. They demonstrate their mastery with this remarkable character study of the wise and weary Doge... 

Roberto Devereux NEW YORK

Roberto Devereux NEW YORK

Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky takes on the extraordinary challenge of singing all three of Donizetti’s Tudor queens in the course of a single season, a rare feat made famous by Beverly Sills—and not attempted on a New York stage since... 

L'Elisir d'Amore NEW YORK

L'Elisir d'Amore NEW YORK

Everyone in the village loves the spry Adina and the slow-but-likeable Nemorino—but when will they admit their love for each other? Soprano Aleksandra Kurzak and tenor Vittorio Grigolo bring their magnetism to the two lead roles, with the renowned bass Alessandro Corbelli as the loveable con man who sells the “magic elixir” of love... 

Don Pasquale NEW YORK

Don Pasquale NEW YORK

Donizetti’s lighthearted farce stars celebrated debutante soprano Eleonora Buratto, tenor Javier Camarena, a new king of the high Cs, and bass Ambrogio Maestri, the recent and unforgettable Met Falstaff—an ideal team for this comic romp... 

Le Nozze di Figaro NEW YORK

Le Nozze di Figaro NEW YORK

Richard Eyre’s stylish 2014 production, set in 1930s Seville, returns with both new and familiar stars. Bass Mikhail Petrenko sings his first Met Figaro. Sopranos Rachel Willis-Sørensen and Amanda Majeski—who both made acclaimed Met debuts last season—return to the role of the Countess... 

Madama Butterfly NEW YORK

Madama Butterfly NEW YORK

Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. Two of the world’s foremost Butterflys, sopranos Kristine Opolais and Patricia Racette, share the title role... 

Manon Lescaut NEW YORK

Manon Lescaut NEW YORK

The Met stage ignites when soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Jonas Kaufmann join forces in Puccini’s obsessive love story. Opolais sings the title role of the country girl who transforms herself into a Parisian temptress, while Kaufmann is the dashing student who desperately woos her... 

Il Trovatore NEW YORK

Il Trovatore NEW YORK

Soprano Anna Netrebko’s dramatic and vocal skills are on full display in her next new role at the Met—Leonora, the Verdi heroine who sacrifices her own life for the love of the gypsy troubadour... 

Maria Stuarda NEW YORK

Maria Stuarda NEW YORK

The second chapter of soprano Sondra Radvanovksy’s quest to sing all three Donizetti Tudor queens in the same season has her playing the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots. Sir David McVicar’s stunning production turns on the dramatic confrontation between Mary and her arch nemesis, Queen Elizabeth—compellingly portrayed by soprano Elza van den Heever... 

Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci NEW YORK

Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci NEW YORK

Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar (Giulio Cesare, Maria Stuarda, Il Trovatore), who sets the verismo action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian setting... 

Turandot NEW YORK

Turandot NEW YORK

Christine Goerke, Lise Lindstrom, and Nina Stemme, three of opera’s greatest dramatic sopranos, take turns in the title role of the proud princess of legendary China. Tenors Marcelo Álvarez and Marco Berti are Calàf, the brave prince who sings “Nessun dorma” and wins her hand... 

Les Pecheurs de Perles NEW YORK

Les Pecheurs de Perles NEW YORK

Bizet’s gorgeous opera of lust and longing set in the Far East returns to the Met stage for the first time in 100 years. Soprano Diana Damrau stars as Leïla, the beautiful Hindu priestess pursued by rival pearl divers competing for her hand... 

Die Fledermaus NEW YORK

Die Fledermaus NEW YORK

James Levine brings his incomparable musicianship to Johann Strauss, Jr.’s beloved operetta for the first time in his 45-year Met career. The Met’s glittering recent production stars soprano Susanna Phillips as Rosalinde, tenor Toby Spence as her philandering husband, Eisenstein, and mezzo-soprano Susan Graham in the glamorous trouser role of Prince Orlofsky... 

La Boheme NEW YORK

La Boheme NEW YORK

Puccini’s unforgettable tale of love, youth, and tragic loss returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, perhaps his most beloved staging of all. Maria Agresta, Ramón Vargas, and Bryan Hymel are among the artists appearing as the young Parisian lovers in the bohemian setting that brings Montmartre to life on the stage of the Met... 

Anna Bolena NEW YORK

Anna Bolena NEW YORK

Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky embarks on her quest to vocally conquer all three of Donizetti’s historic Tudor queen operas in the same season, here as a young royal grasping at power and paying a terrible price...