Met Opera: Summer Season
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Madama Butterfly

Giacomo Puccini

SUMMER ENCORE (2015-16)

2hrs, 40min

Anthony Minghella’s beautiful, atmospheric production enhances Puccini’s drama of doomed love. Soprano Kristine Opolais brings all of her passionate commitment to her portrayal of Cio-Cio-San, the teenage geisha who gives up everything for Lt. Pinkerton. Tenor Roberto Alagna is the American naval officer who does not understand the depth of Cio-Cio-San’s love and whose subsequent marriage to an American woman precipitates Butterfly’s suicide. Mezzo-soprano Maria Zifchakis Suzuki, Cio-Cio-San’s faithful servant, and baritone Dwayne Croft plays the American consul Sharpless, who tries to avert the tragedy. Karel Mark Chichon conducts.

 

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Wed, Jun 20 6:30pm ENCORE   Buy Tickets

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Il Trovatore

Giuseppe Verdi

SUMMER ENCORE (2015-16)

2hrs, 39min

Guiseppe Verdi’s Il Trovatore, is a tale of mistaken identities, revenge and jealousy. Tenor Yonghoon Lee stars as Manrico, a troubadour who shares a deep love for Leonora, played by soprano Jennifer Rowley.

 

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Wed, Jul 4 6:30pm ENCORE   Buy Tickets

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Eugene Onegin 

Alexander Pushkin

SUMMER ENCORE (2006-07)

2hrs, 52min

Anna Netrebko reprises one of her most acclaimed roles as Tatiana, the naïve heroine of Tchaikovsky’s opera, adapted from Pushkin’s classic novel. Dmitri Hvorostovsky stars as the title character, who rejects Tatiana’s love until it’s too late.  Robin Ticciati, Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera, conducts the revival of Deborah Warner’s staging, which opened the Met’s 2013-14 season. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Onegin’s friend-turned-rival, Lenski, with Elena Maximova as Tatiana’s sister Olga and Štefan Kocán as Prince Gremin.

 

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Wed, Jul 18 6:30pm ENCORE   Buy Tickets

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Turandot 

Giacomo Puccini

SUMMER ENCORE (2015-16)

2hrs, 18min

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 ancient China, whose riddles doom every suitor who seeks her hand. Tenors Marcelo Álvarez and Marco Berti are Calàf, the brave prince who sings “Nessun dorma” and wins her love. Franco Zeffirelli’s golden production is conducted by Paolo Carignani.

 

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Wed, Aug 1 6:30pm ENCORE   Buy Tickets

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