Met Opera

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
Peter Mattei 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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Met Opera: Bellini’s NORMA Sat (Oct 7) 10am

 NEW PRODUCTION

Cast: Sondra Radvanovsky (Norma), Joyce DiDonato (Adalgisa), Joseph Calleja (Pollione), Matthew Rose (Oroveso)

Synopsis:  The season opens with a new production of Bellini’s bel canto tragedy Norma, starring Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role, which she has sung to acclaim at the Met in 2013, as well as at the Canadian Opera Company, San Francisco Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, and Lyric Opera of Chicago—making her one of the world’s leading interpreters of the iconic title character. Joyce DiDonato co-stars as Norma’s colleague and rival, Adalgisa, opposite Joseph Calleja as Pollione and Matthew Rose as Oroveso. Carlo Rizzi conducts and Sir David McVicar directs the new production.

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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.


Met Opera: Mozart’s DIE ZAUBERFLOTE Sat (Oct 14) 10 am

Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts Tony Award winner Julie Taymor’s production of Mozart’s masterpiece, Die Zauberflöte. Golda Schultz makes her Met debut as Pamina with Kathryn Lewek as the Queen of the Night, Charles Castronovo as the fairy tale prince Tamino, Markus Werba as the bird-catching Papageno, Christian Van Horn as Sprecher, and René Pape as Sarastro.
The holiday presentation of The Magic Flute, an abridged staging sung in English for families, was the first Live in HD performance to be transmitted. This is the first time the full-length German opera will be seen in the series.  

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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.


Met Opera: Ades’ THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL Sat (Nov 18) 10am

MET PREMIERE

The Exterminating Angel has its Met premiere this season, conducted by the composer, Thomas Adès. The 2016 opera, co-commissioned by the Met and sung in English, is based on the screenplay by Luis Buñuel and Luis Alcoriza for the acclaimed 1962 Buñuel film. Directed by the librettist Tom Cairns, the ensemble cast features Audrey Luna as Leticia Maynar; Amanda Echalaz as Lucia de Nobile; Sally Matthews as Silvia de Ávila and Sophie Bevan as Beatriz, both in Met debuts; Alice Coote as Leonora Palma; Christine Rice as Blanca Delgado; Iestyn Davies as Francisco de Ávila; Joseph Kaiser as Edundo de Nobile; Frédéric Antoun in his Met debut as Raúl Yebenes; David Portillo as Edmundo; David Adam Moore in his Met debut as Col. Álvaro Gómez; Rod Gilfry as Alberto Roc; Kevin Burdette as Señor Russell; Christian Van Horn as Julio; and John Tomlinson as Dr Carlos Conde.

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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.


Met Opera: Puccini’s TOSCA Sat (Jan 27, 2018) 10am

NEW PRODUCTION

Andris Nelsons conducts a new staging of Puccini’s dramatic tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar. Kristine Opolais and Vittorio Grigolo star as the heroine Tosca and her lover Cavaradossi, with Bryn Terfel as the villainous Scarpia.

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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.


Met Opera: Donizetti’s L’ELISIR D’AMORE Sat (Feb 10, 2018) 9am

Donizetti’s comic gem L’Elisir d’Amore, staged by Bartlett Sher and conducted by Domingo Hindoyan, stars Pretty Yende as the spirited Adina, with Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, the simple peasant who falls in love with her. Davide Luciano makes his Met debut as the role of Adina’s arrogant fiancé, Belcore and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo sings the role of the magic potion-peddling Doctor Dulcamara. Domingo Hindoyan makes his company debut conducting.

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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.


Met Opera: Puccini’s LA BOHEME Sat (Feb 24, 2018) 9:30am

An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history. Sonya Yoncheva stars as Mimì opposite Michael Fabiano as the passionate writer Rodolfo. Susanna Phillips reprises the role of the flirtatious Musetta and Lucas Meachem sings the role of her lover, the painter Marcello. The cast also features Alexey Lavrov and Matthew Rose as Rodolfo and Marcello’s friends Schaunard and Colline and Paul Plishka as Benoit and Alcindoro in this performance, led by Marco Armiliato.

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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.


Met Opera: Rossini’s SEMIRAMIDE Sat (Mar 10, 2018) 10am

FIRST TIME IN HD

Angela Meade makes her Met role debut as the title character in Semiramide. Rossini’s opera, which has not been seen at the Met in 25 years, will be conducted by Maurizio Benini and feature Elizabeth DeShong as the Commander of the Assyrian army Arsace, Javier Camarena as an Indian king Idreno, Ildar Abdrazakov as the prince Assur, and Ryan Speedo Green as the high priest Oroe.

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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.


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