Met Opera

Met Opera: Wagner’s TRISTAN UND ISOLDE Sat (Oct 8) 9am

New Production     Met Tristan Isolde                                           

The season begins with a new production of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle in his first Live in HD performance. Nina Stemme stars as Isolde—a touchstone role she has sung with major opera companies around the world. Her Tristan is Australian heldentenor Stuart Skelton, who sang Siegmund in the Met’s Ring cycle in 2013. The cast also includes Ekaterina Gubanova as Brangäne and Evgeny Nikitin as Kurwenal (both in Met role debuts), with René Pape reprising King Marke, a role he has sung to acclaim in three previous Met seasons.

Runtime: 5 hrs 13 min

Tickets: $24 General Admission; $20 Senior/Student or buy all ten operas and save 10%. Tickets available at the theatre after Sept 1, or call the theatre at 604.885.4597 to have your tickets held for pickup. Please leave all the appropriate info and a staffer will call you back to confirm.

Note: Due to the length of many of the operas, the audience is welcome to bring their own lunch. We are happy to sell candy and beverages.

 

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Met Opera: Mozart’s DON GIOVANNI Sat (Oct 22) 10am

Simon Keenlyside makes his Met role debut as the unrepentant seducer in Tony Award winner Michael Grandage’s staging of Mozart’s masterpiece.

Don Giovanni

Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads a cast that includes Hibla Gerzmava as Donna Anna, Malin Byström as Donna Elvira, Serena Malfi as Zerlina, Adam Plachetka as Leporello, Matthew Rose as Masetto, Kwangchul Youn as the Commendatore, and Paul Appleby as Don Ottavio.

Runtime: 3 hrs 42 min

Tickets: $24 General Admission; $20 Senior/Student or buy all ten operas and save 10%. Tickets available at the theatre after Sept 1, or call the theatre at 604.885.4597 to have your tickets held for pickup. Please leave all the appropriate info and a staffer will call you back to confirm.

Note: Due to the length of many of the operas, the audience is welcome to bring their own lunch. We are happy to sell candy and beverages.

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Met Opera: Saariaho’s L’AMOUR DE LOIN Sat (Dec 10) 10am

Met Premiere Met Lamour Loin

One of the most highly praised operas of recent years, which had its premiere at the Salzburg Festival in 2000, Kaija Saariaho’s yearning medieval romance L’Amour de Loin (“Love From Afar”), has its Met premiere this season. The production is by Robert Lepage, co-produced with L’Opéra de Québec, where it premiered to acclaim last summer, in collaboration with Ex Machina. Debuting Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki leads the performance, which stars Susanna Phillips as Clémence, Eric Owens as Jaufré, and Tamara Mumford as the Pilgrim who carries messages of love between them.

Runtime: 2 hrs  58 min

Tickets: $24 General Admission; $20 Senior/Student or buy all ten operas and save 10%. Tickets available at the theatre after Sept 1, or call the theatre at 604.885.4597 to have your tickets held for pickup. Please leave all the appropriate info and a staffer will call you back to confirm.

Note: Due to the length of many of the operas, the audience is welcome to bring their own lunch. We are happy to sell candy and beverages.

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Met Opera: Verdi’s NABUCCO Sat (Jan 7) 10am

First time in HD

Nabucco

Met Music Director James Levine conducts Verdi’s early drama of Ancient Babylon, Nabucco, with Plácido Domingo adding a new role to his repertory as the title character. Liudmyla Monastyrska sings the tour-de-force role of Abigaille, Nabucco’s willful daughter, with Jamie Barton as Fenena, Russell Thomas as Ismaele, and Dmitri Belosselskiy as the prophet Zaccaria, the role of his 2011 Met debut.

Runtime: 3 hrs 4 min

Tickets: $24 General Admission; $20 Senior/Student or buy all ten operas and save 10%. Tickets available at the theatre after Sept 1, or call the theatre at 604.885.4597 to have your tickets held for pickup. Please leave all the appropriate info and a staffer will call you back to confirm.

Note: Due to the length of many of the operas, the audience is welcome to bring their own lunch. We are happy to sell candy and beverages.

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Met Opera: Gounod’s ROMEO ET JULIETTE Sat (Jan 21) 10am

New Production Met Romeo Juliette

The electrifying team of Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau reunites for a new production of Gounod’s opera based on the Shakespeare play. Damrau makes her role debut as Juliette in Bartlett Sher’s new production, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. Elliot Madore sings Mercutio and Mikhail Petrenko sings Frère Laurent. Sher’s staging is a La Scala production, initially presented by the Salzburg Festival, where it premiered in 2008.

Runtime: 3 hrs  29 min

Tickets: $24 General Admission; $20 Senior/Student or buy all ten operas and save 10%. Tickets available at the theatre after Sept 1, or call the theatre at 604.885.4597 to have your tickets held for pickup. Please leave all the appropriate info and a staffer will call you back to confirm.

Note: Due to the length of many of the operas, the audience is welcome to bring their own lunch. We are happy to sell candy and beverages.

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Met Opera: Dvorak’s RUSALKA Sat (Feb 25) 10am

New Production Met Rusalka

Kristine Opolais stars in a new production of the opera that first won her international acclaim, Dvo?ák’s fairy-tale opera about the tragic water nymph Rusalka. Sir Mark Elder conducts Mary Zimmerman’s new staging, which also stars Brandon Jovanovich as the human prince who captures Rusalka’s heart; Katarina Dalayman as Rusalka’s rival, the Foreign Princess; Eric Owens as the Water Sprite, Rusalka’s father; and Jamie Barton as the duplicitous witch Ježibaba.

Runtime: 4 hrs  5 min

Tickets: $24 General Admission; $20 Senior/Student or buy all ten operas and save 10%. Tickets available at the theatre after Sept 1, or call the theatre at 604.885.4597 to have your tickets held for pickup. Please leave all the appropriate info and a staffer will call you back to confirm.

Note: Due to the length of many of the operas, the audience is welcome to bring their own lunch. We are happy to sell candy and beverages.

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Met Opera: Verdi’s LA TRAVIATA Sat (Mar 11) 10am

Sonya Yoncheva brings her acclaimed interpretation of the doomed courtesan Violetta Valéry Met Traviatato Live in HD audiences for the first time, opposite rising American tenor Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo. Thomas Hampson sings one of his most acclaimed Met roles as Giorgio Germont, Alfredo’s disapproving father, in a revival of Willy Decker’s staging conducted by San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti.

Runtime: 2 hrs  54 min

Tickets: $24 General Admission; $20 Senior/Student or buy all ten operas and save 10%. Tickets available at the theatre after Sept 1, or call the theatre at 604.885.4597 to have your tickets held for pickup. Please leave all the appropriate info and a staffer will call you back to confirm.

Note: Due to the length of many of the operas, the audience is welcome to bring their own lunch. We are happy to sell candy and beverages.

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Met Opera: Mozart’s IDOMENEO Sat (Mar 25) 10am

First Time in HD

The final scene from Act II of MozartÕs ÒIdomeneo.Ó   Photo:  Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

James Levine conducts a rare Met revival of Mozart’s Idomeneo, set in the aftermath of the Trojan War.

Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s 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.

Runtime: 4 hrs  18 min

Tickets: $24 General Admission; $20 Senior/Student or buy all ten operas and save 10%. Tickets available at the theatre after Sept 1, or call the theatre at 604.885.4597 to have your tickets held for pickup. Please leave all the appropriate info and a staffer will call you back to confirm.

Note: Due to the length of many of the operas, the audience is welcome to bring their own lunch. We are happy to sell candy and beverages.

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Met Opera: Tchaikovsky’s EUGENE ONEGIN Sat (Apr 22) 10am

Anna Netrebko reprises one of her most acclaimed roles as Tatiana, the naïve heroine of Tchaikovsky’s opera, adapted from Pushkin’s classic novel. Met Onegin
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.

Runtime: 3 hrs  57 min

Tickets: $24 General Admission; $20 Senior/Student or buy all ten operas and save 10%. Tickets available at the theatre after Sept 1, or call the theatre at 604.885.4597 to have your tickets held for pickup. Please leave all the appropriate info and a staffer will call you back to confirm.

Note: Due to the length of many of the operas, the audience is welcome to bring their own lunch. We are happy to sell candy and beverages.

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Met Opera: R. Strauss’s DER ROSENKAVALIER Sat (May 13) 9:30am

New Production  Met Rosenkavalier

The Met’s first new production since 1969 of Strauss’s 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. Renée Fleming sings one of her signature roles as the Marschallin, opposite El?na Garan?a in her first North American performances as Octavian, the impulsive young title character. The cast also includes Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs, Erin Morley as Sophie, Marcus Brück 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.

Runtime: 4 hrs  47 min

Tickets: $24 General Admission; $20 Senior/Student or buy all ten operas and save 10%. Tickets available at the theatre after Sept 1, or call the theatre at 604.885.4597 to have your tickets held for pickup. Please leave all the appropriate info and a staffer will call you back to confirm.

Note: Due to the length of many of the operas, the audience is welcome to bring their own lunch. We are happy to sell candy and beverages.

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