The Met: Live In HD - 2011 - 2012 Season
Seven New Productions, Including a World Premiere, a Met Premiere, and the Complete Ring Cycle,
The season opens with the first-ever Met performance of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena, starring Anna Netrebko in the first of two new productions she sings this season; Laurent Pelly’s production of Manon follows in April
The world premiere of The Enchanted Island, a pastiche of Baroque music and Shakespearean comedy, opens on New Year’s Eve
Tony Award-winning stage directors Michael Grandage and Des McAnuff make their Met debuts with new productions of Don Giovanni and Faust In its sixth season, The Met: Live in HD series will feature 11 live transmissions
Tickets are $20 General Admission, $17 for TCA Members, $10 for children under 18 and students. Season tickets can be purchased for $200 General Admission and $170 for TCA members. Tickets go on sale for Metropolitan Opera Members on Friday, August 19, 2011, for TCA Members on Friday, August 25, 2011 and General Admission on Monday August 29, 2011. You can purchase tickets or find more information by calling the TCA office at 575-758-2052 or by going to our website; tcataos.org.
The 2011 – 2012 Line-up
Donizetti’s Anna Bolena – New Production
October 15, 2011, 11AM
Anna Netrebko opens the Met season with her portrayal of the ill-fated queen driven insane by her unfaithful king. She sings one of opera’s greatest mad scenes in a production that also stars El?na Garan?a as her rival, Jane Seymour, and Ildar Abdrazakov as Henry VIII. Marco Armiliato conducts.
Donizetti’s Anna Mozart’s Don Giovanni – New Production
October 29, 2011, 11 AM
Mariusz Kwiecien brings his youthful and sensual interpretation of Mozart’s timeless anti-hero to the Met for the first time, under the direction of Tony Award®-winning director Michael Grandage and with James Levine conducting. A troupe of refined Mozartians appears in this new production, including Marina Rebeka, Barbara Frittoli, Isabel Leonard, Matthew Polenzani, Ramón Vargas, and John Relyea. Gerald Finley steps into the title role later in the season, and Andrew Davis also conducts.
Wagners’s Siegfried– New Production
November 5, 2011, 10 AM
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. Gary Lehman sings the title role and Deborah Voigt’s Brünnhilde is his prize. Bryn Terfel is the Wanderer. James Levine conducts.
November 19, 2011, 10 AM
The Met’s visually extravagant production is back for an encore engagement. Richard Croft (right) once again is Gandhi in Philip Glass’s unforgettable opera, which the Washington Post calls “a profound and beautiful work of theater.”
December 3, 2011, 10:30 AM
Sensational in the 2004 Met premiere of Stephen Wadsworth’s much-heralded production, Renée Fleming
reprises the title role. She’s joined by Stephanie Blythe and countertenor Andreas Scholl, and Baroque specialist Harry Bicket conducts
Gounod’s Faust– New Production
December 10, 2011, 11 AM
With Jonas Kaufmann in the title role, René Pape as the devil, and Angela Gheorghiu as Marguerite, Gounod’s classic retelling of the Faust legend couldn’t be better served. Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff updates the story to the first half of the 20th century with a production that won praise in London last season. A later run features another first-tier Faust cast: Roberto Alagna, Joseph Calleja, Marina Poplavskaya, and Ferruccio Furlanetto. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts on the heels of his Don Carlo success.
The Enchanted Island– New Production
January 21, 2012, 11 AM
Inspired by the musical pastiches and masques of the 18th century, the Met presents an original Baroque fantasy, featuring a who’s who of Baroque stars led by eminent conductor William Christie. With music by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, and others, the new libretto by Jeremy Sams combines elements of The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. David Daniels is Prospero, Joyce DiDonato is Sycorax, Danielle de Niese is Ariel, Luca Pisaroni is Caliban, and Plácido Domingo makesa special appearance as Neptune. Lisette Oropesa and Anthony Roth Costanzo also star. This dazzling production is directed and designed by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch (Satyagraha and the Met’s 125th Anniversary Gala).
February 11, 2012, 10 AM
With its cataclysmic climax, the Met’s new Ring cycle, directed by Robert Lepage, comes to its resolution. Deborah Voigt stars as Brünnhilde and Gary Lehman is Siegfried—the star-crossed lovers doomed by fate. James Levine conducts.
February 25, 2012, 11 AM
Angela Meade takes center stage in Verdi’s thrilling early gem. Salvatore Licitra is her mismatched lover, and all-star Verdians Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Ferruccio Furlanetto round out the cast.
Massenet’s Manon– New Production
April 7, 2012, 10 AM
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 Guest Conductor Fabio Luisi on the podium.
Verdi’s La Traviata
April 14, 2012, 11 AM
Natalie Dessay will put on the red dress in Willy Decker’s stunning production, in her first Violetta at the Met. Matthew Polenzani sings Alfredo, Dmitri Hvorostovsky is Germont, and Principal Guest Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.
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