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MET: Live In HD 2018-19 Season

 

The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts, will begin its 13th season on 06-October, with the Met’s grand production of Verdi’s Aida, starring one of the world’s most acclaimed sopranos, Anna Netrebko.

The 2018–19 Live in HD season features ten transmissions, including four new productions: Saint-Saëns’s Samson et Dalila, directed by Darko Tresnjak and conducted by Sir Mark Elder with Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna in the title roles; the U.S. premiere production of Nico Muhly’s Marnie, based on Winston Graham’s suspenseful thriller, directed by Michael Mayer with Isabel Leonard as the title character; Mayer’s new staging of Verdi’s La Traviata, conducted by incoming Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and starring Diana Damrau, Juan Diego Flórez, and Quinn Kelsey; and Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur, starring Anna Netrebko in the title role, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda in Sir David McVicar’s new staging.

In addition to Aida and the four new productions, Live in HD audiences will have the chance to see Poulenc’s 20th-century masterpiece Dialogues des Carmélites for the first time in cinemas, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, along with classic revivals of Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West, with Eva-Maria Westbroek as Minnie and Jonas Kaufmann as Dick Johnson; Richard Eyre’s acclaimed production of Bizet’s Carmen, starring Clémentine Margaine as the alluring gypsy, opposite Roberto Alagna as Don José; Laurent Pelly’s whimsical reimagining of Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment, with Javier Camarena and Pretty Yende as Tonio and Marie; and the most popular of Wagner’s four epic Ring operas, Die Walküre, with Christine Goerke as Brünnhilde.

With Classical Arts Ireland, you can enjoy all of this – at a venue near you.

Tickets On Sale Saturday, 1st September 2018.


2018-19 SEASON CALENDAR

Aida (Verdi) 6th October 2018 | 17:55
Samson et Dalila (Saint-Saëns) 20th October 2018 | 17:55
La Fanciulla del West (Puccini) 27th October 2018 | 17:55
Marnie (Muhly/Wright) 10th November 2018 | 17:55
La Traviata (Verdi) 15th December 2018 | 17:55
Adriana Lecourvreur (Cilea) 12th January 2019 | 17:55
Carmen (Bizet) 2nd February 2019 | 17:55
La Fille du Régiment (Donizetti) 2nd March 2019 | 17:55
Die Walküre (Wagner) 30th March 2019 | 17:00
Dialogues des Carmélites (Poulenc) 11th May 2019 | 17:00

 


SHORT OPERA SUMMARIES BELOW

 

AIDA (Verdi)

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Saturday, October 6th, 2018 | 17:55
Soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as her formidable rival Amneris. Aleksandrs Antonenko is the warrior Radamès, and Nicola Luisotti takes the podium for the Met’s monumental production.

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SAMSON ET DALILA (Saint-Saëns)

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Saturday, October 20th, 2018 | 17:55
Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila stars Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna in the title roles. 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 makes his Met debut directing the first new Met production of the opera in 20 years. Sir Mark Elder conducts.

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LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST (Puccini)

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Saturday, October 27th, 2018 | 17:55
Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, alongside star tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw Dick Johnson. Baritone Željko Lučić is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance, and Marco Armiliato conducts.

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MARNIE (Muhly)

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Saturday, November 10th, 2018 | 17:55
Nico Muhly’s Marnie, based on Winston Graham’s novel, which in turn inspired Alfred Hitchock’s suspenseful thriller, has its U.S. premiere at the Met this season. Isabel Leonard stars in the title role opposite Christopher Maltman as her blackmailing husband Mark Rutland, Iestyn Davies as his brother Terry, Janis Kelly as Mrs. Rutland, and acclaimed mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves as Marnie’s mother. Robert Spano makes his company debut conducting.

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LA TRAVIATA (Verdi)

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Saturday, December 15th, 2018 | 17:55
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.

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ADRIANA LECOUVREUR (Cilea)

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Saturday, January 12th, 2018 | 17:55
For the first time at the Met, Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the great 18th-century actress in love with the military hero Maurizio, sung by Piotr Beczała. Gianandrea Noseda conducts Cilea’s tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar, with the action partially set in a working replica of a Baroque theatre.

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CARMEN (Bizet)

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Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 | 17:55
Clémentine Margaine is opera’s ultimate seductress, opposite Roberto Alagna, who returns to the role of Don José. Louis Langrée conducts Sir Richard Eyre’s lively production, a favourite in the Met’s repertoire.

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LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT (Donizetti)

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Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 | 17:55
Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena team up for a feast of vocal fireworks on the Met stage. Maurizio Muraro is Sergeant Sulplice, with Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts.

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DIE WALKÜRE (Wagner)

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Saturday, March 30th, 2019 | 17:00
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.

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DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES  (Poulenc)

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Saturday, May 11th, 2019 | 17:00
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.

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