Met Opera

Verdi’s AIDA (Met Opera) Sat (Oct 6) 10am

REVIVAL  
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Aida Conductor: Nicola Luisotti
Production: Sonja Frisell
Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles
Runtime: 3 hrs 36 min, approx.

Stars: Soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as her formidable rival in the Met’s monumental production.

Tickets: $24 (General), $20 (Senior/Youth)

Transmission of The Met: Live in HD in Canada is made possible thanks to the generosity of Jacqueline Desmarais, in memory of Paul G. Desmarais Sr


Saint-Saens SAMSON ET DALILA (Met Opera) Sat (Nov 10) 10am

NEW PRODUCTION/FIRST TIME IN HD   
Composer: Camille Saint-Saën
Conductor: Sir Mark Elder
Production: Darko Tresnjak
Language: Sung in French with English subtitles
Runtime: 3 hrs 4 min, approx.

Cast: Samson (Roberto Alagna), Dalila (Elena Garanca), High Priest (Laurent Naouri), Abimélech (Elchin Azizov), The Old Hebrew (Dmitry Belosselskiy)

Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila stars Elena Garanca and Roberto Alagna in the title roles; the pair was last seen together by HD audiences in the acclaimed 2010 transmission of Bizet’s Carmen. Laurent Naouri co-stars as the High Priest, with Elchin Azizov as the Philistine King Abimélech and Dmitry Belosselskiy as the Old Hebrew. Darko Tresnjak, the Tony Award-winning director of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, makes his Met debut directing the first new Met production of the opera in 20 years.

Tickets: $24 (General), $20 (Senior/Youth)

Transmission of The Met: Live in HD in Canada is made possible thanks to the generosity of Jacqueline Desmarais, in memory of Paul G. Desmarais Sr

 

 


Verdi’s LA TRAVIATA (Met Opera) Sat (Jan 12) 10am

NEW PRODUCTION   
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Production: Michael Mayer
Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles
Runtime: 3 hrs 7 min, approx.

Cast: Violetta Valéry (Diana Damrau), Alfredo Germont (Juan Diego Flórez), Giorgio Germont (Quinn Kelsey)

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s timeless tragedy La Traviata. Directed by Michael Mayer, this new production features a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Diana Damrau is the doomed heroine Violetta, opposite Juan Diego Flórez as her lover, Alfredo, and Quinn Kelsey as Alfredo’s protective father, Giorgio Germont.

Tickets: $24 (General), $20 (Senior/Youth)

Transmission of The Met: Live in HD in Canada is made possible thanks to the generosity of Jacqueline Desmarais, in memory of Paul G. Desmarais Sr


Bizet’s CARMEN (Met Opera) Sat (Feb 2) 10am

REVIVAL  
Composer: Georges Bizet
Conductor: Louis Langrée
Production: Sir Richard Eyre
Runtime: 3 hrs 21 min, approx.

Cast: Carmen (Clémentine Margaine), Micaëla (Aleksandra Kurzak), Don José (Roberto Alagna), Escamillo (Alexander Vinogradov)

Clémentine Margaine is opera’s ultimate seductress, opposite Roberto Alagna, who captivated Live in HD audiences as Don José in 2010. Louis Langrée conducts Sir Richard Eyre’s lively production, a favorite in the Met’s repertoire.

Tickets: $24 (General), $20 (Senior/Youth)

Transmission of The Met: Live in HD in Canada is made possible thanks to the generosity of Jacqueline Desmarais, in memory of Paul G. Desmarais Sr


Wagner’s DIE WALKURE (Met Opera) Sat Mar 30 9am

REVIVAL    
Composer: Richard Wagner
Conductor: Philippe Jordan
Production: Robert Lepage
Runtime: 4 hrs 55 min, approx.

Cast: Brünnhilde (Christine Goerke), Sieglinde (Eva-Maria Westbroek), Siegmund (Stuart Skelton), Fricka (Jamie Barton), Wotan (Greer Grimsley), Hunding (Günther Groissböck)

The second installment of Wagner’s Ring cycle, Die Walküre, stars heroic soprano Christine Goerke as the warrior goddess Brünnhilde, whose encounter with the mortal twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, sung by Stuart Skelton and Eva-Maria Westbroek, leads her on a journey from Valhalla to earthbound humanity. Philippe Jordan conducts.

Tickets: $24 (General), $20 (Senior/Youth)

Transmission of The Met: Live in HD in Canada is made possible thanks to the generosity of Jacqueline Desmarais, in memory of Paul G. Desmarais Sr


Poulenc’s DIALOGUES DES CARMELITES (Met Opera) Sat (May 11) 9am

REVIVAL/FIRST TIME IN HD 
Composer: Francis Poulenc
Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Production: John Dexter

Runtime: 3 hrs 9 min, approx.

Cast: Blanche de la Force (Isabel Leonard), Mme. Lidoine (Adrianne Pieczonka), Constance (Erin Morley), Mère Marie (Karen Cargill), First Prioress (Karita Mattila), Chevalier de la Force (David Portillo), Marquis de la Force (Dwayne Croft)

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads an accomplished ensemble in Poulenc’s devastating modern masterpiece of faith and martyrdom. Isabel Leonard is the young Blanche de La Force, opposite Met legend Karita Mattila as the First Prioress.

Tickets: $24 (General), $20 (Senior/Youth)

Transmission of The Met: Live in HD in Canada is made possible thanks to the generosity of Jacqueline Desmarais, in memory of Paul G. Desmarais Sr


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