Please note the special start times this month. 1:00 p.m. April 7 & 14; 12:00 p.m. April 21 & 28 to accommodate the Wagnerian operas.
4/7 Massenet: Manon Anna Netrebko’s dazzling portrayal of the tragic heroine in Laurent Pelly’s new production travels to the Met from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Piotr Beczala and Paulo Szot also star, with the Met’s Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi on the podium.
4/14 Verdi: La Traviata Willy Decker's stunning production of the Verdi favorite returns with Natalie Dessay singing her first Met Violetta, opposite Matthew Polenzani and Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.
4/21 (12pm) Wagner: Siegfried In part three of the Ring, Wagner’s cosmic vision focuses on his hero’s early conquests, while Robert Lepage’s revolutionary stage machine transforms itself from bewitched forest to mountaintop love nest. Jay Hunter Morris sings the title role and Deborah Voigt’s Brünnhilde is his prize. Bryn Terfel is the Wanderer. Fabio Luisi conducts.
4/28 (12pm) Wagner: Die Walküre The second installment of Robert Lepage’s new production of the Ring cycle, conducted by Fabio Luisi, features a stellar cast led by Bryn Terfel as Wotan, lord of the Gods, and Deborah Voigt as Brünnhilde. Jonas Kaufmann and Eva-Maria Westbroek star as the Wälsungen twins, Siegmund and Sieglinde, and Stephanie Blythe is Fricka. “The Ring is not just a story or a series of operas, it’s a cosmos,” says Lepage (La Damnation de Faust), who brings cutting-edge technology and his own visionary imagination to the world’s greatest theatrical journey.