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Manon (Delayed Live Broadcast) Cert: 15

Royal Opera House
Friday May 4th 2018, 8:15pm
Tickets: £15.00 (No concessions)

Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she can’t resist. With the Lescauts’ encouragement Des Grieux cheats at cards in an attempt to win Monsieur G.M.’s fortune. They are caught. Manon is arrested as a prostitute and deported to New Orleans, followed by Des Grieux. On the run, Manon dies from exhaustion.

Met Opera: Dialogues des Carmélites

The New York Metropolitan Opera
Sunday May 12th 2019, 3:00pm
Tickets: £24.00 No concessions

Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the touching role of Blanche and soprano Karita Mattila, a legend in her own time, returns to the Met as the Prioress.
Est running time: 3 hours 9 mins (including 1 interval of 30 mins)

Met Opera: Die Walküre

Sunday March 31st 2019, 3:00pm
Tickets: £24.00 No concessions

In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, Wotan’s willful warrior daughter, who loses her immortality in opera’s most famous act of filial defiance. Tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek play the incestuous twins Siegmund and Sieglinde. Greer Grimsley and Michael Volle sing Wotan. Philippe Jordan conducts.
Est running time: 4 hours 55 mins (including 2 intervals of 35 mins)

Met Opera: La Fille du Régiment

The New York Metropolitan Opera
Sunday March 10th 2019, 2:00pm
Tickets: £24.00 No concessions

Tenor Javier Camarena and soprano Pretty Yende team up for a feast of bel canto vocal fireworks—including the show-stopping tenor aria “Ah! Mes amis,” with its nine high Cs. Alessandro Corbelli and Maurizio Muraro trade off as the comic Sergeant Sulpice, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts.
Est running time: 2 hours 35 mins (1 interval)

Met Opera: Carmen

The New York Metropolitan Opera
Sunday February 3rd 2019, 2:00pm
Tickets: £24.00 No concessions

Bizet’s masterpiece of the gypsy seductress who lives by her own rules has had an impact far beyond the opera house. The opera’s melodic sweep is as irresistible as the title character herself, a force of nature who has become a defining female cultural figure. Carmen was a scandal at its premiere but soon after became a triumphal success and has remained one of the most frequently staged operas in the world.
Est running time: 3 hours 21 mins (including 1 interval of 35 mins)

Met Opera: Adriana Lecouvreur

The New York Metropolitan Opera
Sunday January 13th 2019, 2:00pm
Tickets: £24.00 No concessions

Soprano Anna Netrebko joins the ranks of Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat Caballé, and Renata Scotto, taking on—for the first time at the Met—the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on-and offstage passion. The soprano is joined by tenor Piotr Beczała as Adriana’s lover, Maurizio. The principal cast also features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and baritone Ambrogio Maestri. Gianandrea Noseda conducts.

Met Opera: La traviata

The New York Metropolitan Opera
Sunday December 16th 2018, 7:00pm
Tickets: £24.00 No concessions

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s richly textured new production, featuring a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Soprano Diana Damrau plays the tragic heroine, Violetta, and tenor Juan Diego Flórez returns to the Met for the first time in five seasons to sing the role of Alfredo, Violetta’s hapless lover. Baritone Quinn Kelsey is Alfredo’s father, Germont, who destroys their love. Later performances feature Anita Hartig, Stephen Costello, Artur Ruciński, and Plácido Domingo.
Est running time: 3 hours 7 mins (2 intervals of 30 mins)

Met Opera: Marnie

The New York Metropolitan Opera
Sunday November 11th 2018, 2:00pm
Tickets: £24.00 No concessions

Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met with this gripping reimagining of Winston Graham’s novel, set in the 1950s, about a beautiful, mysterious young woman who assumes multiple identities. Director Michael Mayer and his creative team have devised a fast-moving, cinematic world for this exhilarating story of denial and deceit, which also inspired a film by Alfred Hitchcock. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the enigmatic Marnie, and baritone Christopher Maltman is the man who pursues her—with disastrous results. Robert Spano conducts.

Met Opera: La Fanciulla del West

The New York Metropolitan Opera
Sunday October 28th 2018, 2:00pm
Tickets: £24.00 No concessions

Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, with the heralded return of tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw she loves. Tenor Yusif Eyvazov also sings some performances. Baritone Željko Lučić is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance, and Marco Armiliato conducts.

Met Opera: Samson et Dalila

The New York Metropolitan Opera
Sunday October 21st 2018, 3:00pm
Tickets: £24.00 No concessions

When mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna joined forces for a new production of Carmen at the Met, the results were electrifying. Now this star duo reunites for another sensual French opera when they open the season in the title roles of Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila. Darko Tresnjak, who won a Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical in 2014 for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, makes his Met debut directing a vivid, seductive staging, featuring a monumental setting for the last-act Temple of Dagon, where the hero crushes his Philistine enemies.

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