Met Opera

Met Opera: Verdi’s IL TROVATORE Sat (Oct 3) 10am

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. Tenor Yonghoon Lee sings the ill-fated Manrico, baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky is his rival, and mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick is the mysterious gypsy with the troubled past. Marco Armiliato conducts Sir David McVicar’s Goya-inspired production.

TROVATORE_scene_247a-X2Runtime: 3 hrs 7 min

Tickets: $24 (General Admission) and $20 (seniors – 65 yrs +), taxes included. To have your tickets held for you, please call the theatre at 604-885-4597 and leave a message with your name, phone number and number of tickets desired, or email us at www.ravenscrytheatre.com. Please do not bring children under the age of 6 years.

Please note: Due to the length of many operas, you are welcome to bring your lunch or snack. We’ll be happy to serve coffee, tea, pop and juice.

The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor The Neubauer Family Foundation Transmission of The Met: Live in HD in Canada is made possible thanks to the generosity of Jacqueline and Paul G. Desmarais Sr. Global corporate sponsorship of The Met Live in HD is provided by Bloomberg The HD Broadcasts are supported by Toll Brothers, America’s Luxury Home Builder

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Met Opera: Verdi’s OTELLO Sun (Oct 18) 2pm (no show Sat)

NEW PRODUCTION
Verdi’s masterful Otello matches Shakespeare’s play 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 Lu?i? plays the evil Iago, who masterminds Otello’s demise. Dynamic maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts. 2015_01_OTELLO_03_050-X2

Runtime: 3 hrs 27 min

Tickets: $24 (General Admission) and $20 (seniors – 65 yrs +), taxes included. To have your tickets held for you, please call the theatre at 604-885-4597 and leave a message with your name, phone number and number of tickets desired, or email us at www.ravenscrytheatre.com. Please do not bring children under the age of 6 years.

Please note: Due to the length of many operas, you are welcome to bring your lunch or snack. We’ll be happy to serve coffee, tea, pop and juice.

The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor The Neubauer Family Foundation Transmission of The Met: Live in HD in Canada is made possible thanks to the generosity of Jacqueline and Paul G. Desmarais Sr. Global corporate sponsorship of The Met Live in HD is provided by Bloomberg The HD Broadcasts are supported by Toll Brothers, America’s Luxury Home Builder

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Met Opera: Wagner’s TANNHAUSER Sat (Oct 31) 9am

James Levine conducts Wagner’s early masterpiece in its first return to the Met stage in more than a decade. Today’s leading Wagnerian tenor Johan Botha takes on the daunting title role, opposite soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek as Elisabeth, adding another Wagner heroine to her Met repertoire after her acclaimed Sieglinde in the Ring a few seasons ago. On the heels of his recent triumph in Parsifal, baritone Peter Mattei sings Wolfram, and mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung is the love goddess, Venus.  "                                "

Runtime: 4 hrs  31 min

Tickets: $24 (General Admission) and $20 (seniors – 65 yrs +), taxes included. To have your tickets held for you, please call the theatre at 604-885-4597 and leave a message with your name, phone number and number of tickets desired, or email us at www.ravenscrytheatre.com. Please do not bring children under the age of 6 years.

Please note: Due to the length of many operas, you are welcome to bring your lunch or snack. We’ll be happy to serve coffee, tea, pop and juice.

The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor The Neubauer Family Foundation Transmission of The Met: Live in HD in Canada is made possible thanks to the generosity of Jacqueline and Paul G. Desmarais Sr. Global corporate sponsorship of The Met Live in HD is provided by Bloomberg The HD Broadcasts are supported by Toll Brothers, America’s Luxury Home Builder

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Met Opera: Berg’s LULU Sat (Nov 21) 9:30am

NEW PRODUCTION
Acclaimed artist and director William Kentridge (The Nose) applies his unique theatrical vision to Berg’s notorious femme fatale who shatters lives, including her own. Musically, the masterful score is in the sure hands of Met Music Director James Levine. Soprano Marlis Petersen has excited audiences around the world with her portrayal of the tour-de-force title role, a wild journey of love, obsession, and death. Susan Graham joins a winning cast, including Daniel Brenna and Johan Reuter.  2015_01_LULU_01_045-X2

Runtime: 4 hrs  27 min

Tickets: $24 (General Admission) and $20 (seniors – 65 yrs +), taxes included. To have your tickets held for you, please call the theatre at 604-885-4597 and leave a message with your name, phone number and number of tickets desired, or email us at www.ravenscrytheatre.com. Please do not bring children under the age of 6 years.

Please note: Due to the length of many operas, you are welcome to bring your lunch or snack. We’ll be happy to serve coffee, tea, pop and juice.

The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor The Neubauer Family Foundation Transmission of The Met: Live in HD in Canada is made possible thanks to the generosity of Jacqueline and Paul G. Desmarais Sr. Global corporate sponsorship of The Met Live in HD is provided by Bloomberg The HD Broadcasts are supported by Toll Brothers, America’s Luxury Home Builder

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Met Opera: Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE (encore) Sat (Dec 12) 10am

ENCORE PRESENTATION
Celebrated director Julie Taymor, who brought The Lion King to Broadway, casts her spell on Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Dancing bears, flying birds, even a giant serpent— all are brought vividly to life through Taymor’s ingenious use of puppetry. This abridged version is sung in English and features Nathan Gunn, conducted by beloved Met Maestro James Levine. met magic fute 2
Runtime: 1 hrs  50 min. No intermission.

(This presentation is additional to the Met Opera’s 2015/16 series of operas)
Tickets: $24 (General Admission) and $20 (seniors – 65 yrs +), taxes included. To have your tickets held for you, please call the theatre at 604-885-4597 and leave a message with your name, phone number and number of tickets desired, or email us at www.ravenscrytheatre.com. Please do not bring children under the age of 6 years.

Please note: Due to the length of many operas, you are welcome to bring your lunch or snack. We’ll be happy to serve coffee, tea, pop and juice.

The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor The Neubauer Family Foundation Transmission of The Met: Live in HD in Canada is made possible thanks to the generosity of Jacqueline and Paul G. Desmarais Sr. Global corporate sponsorship of The Met Live in HD is provided by Bloomberg The HD Broadcasts are supported by Toll Brothers, America’s Luxury Home Builder

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Met Opera: Bizet’s LES PECHEURS DE PERLES Sat (Jan 16) 10am

NEW PRODUCTION
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. Her suitors are tenor Matthew Polenzani and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien, who sing the lilting duet “Au fond du temple saint,” which opera fans know and adore. Director Penny Woolcock explores the timeless themes of pure love, betrayal, and vengeance in a production that vividly creates an undersea world on the stage of the Met. Conductor Gianandrea Noseda brings his romantic flair to the lush score from the composer of Carmen"English National opera 2014 The Pearl Fishers"

Runtime: 2 hrs  54 min

Tickets: $24 (General Admission) and $20 (seniors – 65 yrs +), taxes included. To have your tickets held for you, please call the theatre at 604-885-4597 and leave a message with your name, phone number and number of tickets desired, or email us at www.ravenscrytheatre.com. Please do not bring children under the age of 6 years.

Please note: Due to the length of many operas, you are welcome to bring your lunch or snack. We’ll be happy to serve coffee, tea, pop and juice.

The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor The Neubauer Family Foundation Transmission of The Met: Live in HD in Canada is made possible thanks to the generosity of Jacqueline and Paul G. Desmarais Sr. Global corporate sponsorship of The Met Live in HD is provided by Bloomberg The HD Broadcasts are supported by Toll Brothers, America’s Luxury Home Builder

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Met Opera: Puccini’s TURANDOT Sat (Jan 30) 10am

Nina Stemme, one of opera’s greatest dramatic sopranos, takes on the title role of the proud princess of legendary China. Met Turnadot
Tenor Marco Berti is Calàf, the brave prince who sings “Nessun dorma” and wins her hand. Franco Zeffirelli’s golden production is conducted by Paolo Carignani

Runtime: 3 hrs  35 min

Tickets: $24 (General Admission) and $20 (seniors – 65 yrs +), taxes included. To have your tickets held for you, please call the theatre at 604-885-4597 and leave a message with your name, phone number and number of tickets desired, or email us at www.ravenscrytheatre.com. Please do not bring children under the age of 6 years.

Please note: Due to the length of many operas, you are welcome to bring your lunch or snack. We’ll be happy to serve coffee, tea, pop and juice.

The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor The Neubauer Family Foundation Transmission of The Met: Live in HD in Canada is made possible thanks to the generosity of Jacqueline and Paul G. Desmarais Sr. Global corporate sponsorship of The Met Live in HD is provided by Bloomberg The HD Broadcasts are supported by Toll Brothers, America’s Luxury Home Builder

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Met Opera: Puccini’s MANON LESCAUT Sat (Mar 5) 10am

NEW PRODUCTION
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. Director Richard Eyre places the action in occupied France in a film noir setting. “Desperate passion” is the phrase Puccini himself used to describe the opera that confirmed his position as the preeminent Italian opera composer of his day. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the stirring score. Met Manon Lescaut

Runtime: 3 hrs 33 min

Tickets: $24 (General Admission) and $20 (seniors – 65 yrs +), taxes included. To have your tickets held for you, please call the theatre at 604-885-4597 and leave a message with your name, phone number and number of tickets desired, or email us at www.ravenscrytheatre.com. Please do not bring children under the age of 6 years.

Please note: Due to the length of many operas, you are welcome to bring your lunch or snack. We’ll be happy to serve coffee, tea, pop and juice.

The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor The Neubauer Family Foundation Transmission of The Met: Live in HD in Canada is made possible thanks to the generosity of Jacqueline and Paul G. Desmarais Sr. Global corporate sponsorship of The Met Live in HD is provided by Bloomberg The HD Broadcasts are supported by Toll Brothers, America’s Luxury Home Builder

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Met Opera: Puccini’s MADAMA BUTTERFLY Sat (Apr 2, 2016) 10am

Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. One of the world’s foremost Butterflys, soprano Kristine Opolais, takes on the title role, and Roberto Alagna sings Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly’s heart. Karel Mark Chichon conducts. BUTTERFLY%20Act%20One_127_KH-X2

Runtime: 3 hrs 48 min

Tickets: $24 (General Admission) and $20 (seniors – 65 yrs +), taxes included. To have your tickets held for you, please call the theatre at 604-885-4597 and leave a message with your name, phone number and number of tickets desired, or email us at www.ravenscrytheatre.com. Please do not bring children under the age of 6 years.

Please note: Due to the length of many operas, you are welcome to bring your lunch or snack. We’ll be happy to serve coffee, tea, pop and juice.

The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor The Neubauer Family Foundation Transmission of The Met: Live in HD in Canada is made possible thanks to the generosity of Jacqueline and Paul G. Desmarais Sr. Global corporate sponsorship of The Met Live in HD is provided by Bloomberg The HD Broadcasts are supported by Toll Brothers, America’s Luxury Home Builder

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Met Opera: Donizetti’s ROBERTO DEVEREUX Sat (Apr 16, 2016) 10am

MET PREMIERE
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. In this climactic opera of the trilogy, directed by Sir David McVicar, she plays Queen Elizabeth I, forced to sign the death warrant of the nobleman she loves, Roberto Devereux. Tenor Matthew Polenzani is Devereux, and mezzo-soprano El?na Garan?a and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien complete the principal quartet in the bel canto masterpiece, conducted by Donizetti specialist Maurizio Benini.  Met Roberto Deveureux

Runtime: 3 hrs  46 min

Tickets: $24 (General Admission) and $20 (seniors – 65 yrs +), taxes included. To have your tickets held for you, please call the theatre at 604-885-4597 and leave a message with your name, phone number and number of tickets desired, or email us at www.ravenscrytheatre.com. Please do not bring children under the age of 6 years.

Please note: Due to the length of many operas, you are welcome to bring your lunch or snack. We’ll be happy to serve coffee, tea, pop and juice.

The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor The Neubauer Family Foundation Transmission of The Met: Live in HD in Canada is made possible thanks to the generosity of Jacqueline and Paul G. Desmarais Sr. Global corporate sponsorship of The Met Live in HD is provided by Bloomberg The HD Broadcasts are supported by Toll Brothers, America’s Luxury Home Builder

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