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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Met 2016-17 Season Announcement, Part 1

The Met season announcement is trickling in, and I mean that more or less literally. I have the press release for the 10-opera HD season, but not for the full season. Parterre Box is reporting the full season and I'm guessing that there's a press conference and La Cieca is attending.

Those of us in the Bay Area are already weeping and wailing, and totally aghast, at our Italian-opera-heavy upcoming season. The next Met season will just make us weep and wail a lot more, at both the variety of works being performed and at the quality of the casting. Yeah, for Peter Mattei, even I would suffer through The Barber of Seville.

Here's the HD season, after the cut.


Tristan und Isolde (Wagner)                                                                  NEW PRODUCTION
October 8, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. ET                                                    
Conductors: Sir Simon Rattle
Production: Mariusz Treliński
Set Designer: Boris Kudlička
Costume Designer: Marek Adamski
Lighting Designer: Marc Heinz
Projection Designer: Bartek Macias
Choreographer: Tomasz Wygoda
CastNina Stemme (Isolde), Ekaterina Gubanova (Brangäne), Stuart Skelton (Tristan), Evgeny Nikitin (Kurwenal), René Pape (King Marke)



Don Giovanni (Mozart)                                                                                                       
October 22, 2016 at 12:55 p.m. ET
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Production: Michael Grandage
Set and Costume Designer: Christopher Oram
Lighting Designer: Paule Constable
Choreographer: Ben Wright
Cast: Hibla Gerzmava (Donna Anna), Malin Byström (Donna Elvira), Serena Malfi (Zerlina), Rolando Villazón (Don Ottavio), Simon Keenlyside (Don Giovanni), Adam Plachetka (Leporello), Matthew Rose (Masetto), Kwangchul Youn (The Commendatore)


L’Amour de Loin (Saariaho)                                                                        MET PREMIERE
December 10, 2016 at 12:55 p.m. ET
OpeningDecember 1, 2016
Libretto: Amin Maalouf
Conductor: Susanna Mälkki
Production: Robert Lepage
Set Designer: Michael Curry
Costume Designer: Michael Curry
Lighting Designer: Kevin Adams
Lightscape Image Designer: Lionel Arnould
CastSusanna Phillips (Clémence), Tamara Mumford (The Pilgrim), Eric Owens (Jaufré Rudel)



Nabucco (Verdi)                                                                                        FIRST TIME IN HD
January 7, 2017 at 12:55 p.m. ET
ConductorJames Levine
Production: Elijah Moshinsky
Set Designer: John Napier
Costume Designer: Andreane Neofitou
Lighting Designer: Howard Harrison
CastLiudmyla Monastyrska (Abigaille), Jamie Barton (Fenena), Russell Thomas (Ismaele), Plácido Domingo (Nabucco), Dmitry Belosselskiy (Zaccaria)

   

Roméo et Juliette (Gounod)                                                                   NEW PRODUCTION
January 21, 2016 at 12:55 p.m. ET
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
Production: Bartlett Sher
Set Designer: Michael Yeargan
Costume Designer: Catherine Zuber
Lighting Designed By: Jennifer Tipton
Choreographer: Chase Brock
Cast: Diana Damrau (Juliette), Vittorio Grigolo (Roméo), Elliot Madore (Mercutio), Mikhail Petrenko (Frère Laurent)



Rusalka (Dvořák)                                                                                   NEW PRODUCTION
February 25, 2017 at 12:55 p.m. ET
Conductor: Sir Mark Elder
Production: Mary Zimmerman
Set Designer: Daniel Ostling
Costume Designer: Mara Blumenfeld
Lighting Designer: T.J. Gerckens
Choreographer: Austin McCormick
Cast: Kristine Opolais (Rusalka), Katarina Dalayman (The Foreign Princess), Jamie Barton (Ježibaba), Brandon Jovanovich (The Prince), Eric Owens (The Water Sprite)


La Traviata (Verdi)                                                                                                              
March 11, 2017 at 12:55 p.m. ET
ConductorNicola Luisotti
Production: Willy Decker
Set and Costume Designer: Wolfgang Gussmann
Lighting Designer: Hans Toelstede
Choreographer: Athol Farmer
Cast: Sonya Yoncheva (Violetta Valéry), Michael Fabiano (Alfredo Germont), Thomas Hampson (Giorgio Germont)

     

Idomeneo (Mozart)                                                                                   FIRST TIME IN HD
March 25, 2017 at 12:55 p.m. ET
ConductorJames Levine
Production: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle
Set and Costume Designer: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle
Lighting Designer: Gil Wechsler
Cast: Elza van den Heever (Elettra), Nadine Sierra (Ilia), Alice Coote (Idamante), Matthew Polenzani (Idomeneo), Alan Opie (Arbace)


Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky)                                                                                              
April 22, 2017 at 12:55 p.m. ET
Conductor: Robin Ticciati
Production: Deborah Warner
Set Designer: Tom Pye
Costume Designer: Chloe Obolensky
Lighting Designer: Jean Kalman
Video Designers: Finn Ross and Ian William Galloway
Choreographer: Kim Brandstrup
Cast: Anna Netrebko (Tatiana), Elena Maximova (Olga), Alexey Dolgov (Lenski), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Onegin), Štefan Kocán (Gremin)


Der Rosenkavalier (R. Strauss)                                                             NEW PRODUCTION
May 13, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. ET
ConductorJames Levine
Production: Robert Carsen 
Set Designer: Paul Steinberg
Costume Designer: Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Lighting Designers: Robert Carsen, Peter Van Praet
Cast: Renée Fleming (Marschallin), Elīna Garanča (Octavian), Erin Morley (Sophie), Matthew Polenzani (A Singer), Marcus Brück (Faninal), Günther Groissböck (Baron Ochs)




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