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 Netrebkoâ€™s dazzling portrayal of the tragic heroine in Laurent Pellyâ€™s new production travels to the Met from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Piotr Beczala and Paulo Szot also star, with the Metâ€™s Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi on the podium.ď»ż
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.ď»ż
4/21 (12pm) Wagner: Siegfried In part three of the Ring, Wagnerâ€™s cosmic vision focuses on his heroâ€™s early conquests, while Robert Lepageâ€™s revolutionary stage machine transforms itself from bewitched forest to mountaintop love nest. Jay Hunter Morris sings the title role and Deborah Voigtâ€™s BrĂĽnnhilde is his prize. Bryn Terfel is the Wanderer. Fabio Luisi conducts.ď»ż
4/28 (12pm) Wagner: Die WalkĂĽre The second installment of Robert Lepageâ€™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 BrĂĽnnhilde. Jonas Kaufmann and Eva-Maria Westbroek star as the WĂ¤lsungen twins, Siegmund and Sieglinde, and Stephanie Blythe is Fricka. â€śThe Ring is not just a story or a series of operas, itâ€™s a cosmos,â€ť says Lepage (La Damnation de Faust), who brings cutting-edge technology and his own visionary imagination to the worldâ€™s greatest theatrical journey.ď»ż