Page 1

SUBSCRIPTION BROCHURE

2018 – 19 SEASON

1


WELCOME Dear opera lovers, I am excited to announce not only the Met’s new season but the thrilling news that Yannick Nézet-Séguin will assume the role of Music Director at the start of the 2018 – 19 season, two years ahead of schedule. Yannick is a truly great artist and the Met can only thrive under his musical leadership. Our new season, richly varied in its programming and casting, features four new productions, some of your favorite revivals, and the return of the Ring. Yannick will lead the premiere of a new production of Verdi’s La Traviata, starring soprano Diana Damrau as Violetta and tenor Juan Diego Flórez as Alfredo; he will also conduct revivals of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande and Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites, as well as two of three orchestral concerts at Carnegie Hall in June. Off the podium, Yannick will take part in a number of talks and events, since he is eager to enhance his relationship with you, our loyal audience. The season opens with a new staging of Saint-Saëns’s lush, romantic Samson et Dalila, with mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna reuniting at the Met for the first time since their unforgettable performances together in Carmen. Tony Award –winning director Darko Tresnjak makes his Met debut with the first new Samson production in 20 years. American composer Nico Muhly achieved a major success with the world premiere of his opera Two Boys in 2013, and we look forward to presenting a second Met-commissioned opera of his this season. Marnie, Nico’s operatic reimagining of the psychologically gripping novel that was later turned into a Hitchcock romantic thriller, features mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard

in the enigmatic title role. The production is one of two to be directed by Tony Award–winner Michael Mayer. In Michael’s sumptuous 18th-century setting for La Traviata, the ornate set, designed by Christine Jones, is a work of art in itself, evolving from scene to scene in a dazzling display of the changing seasons. Any new production featuring soprano Anna Netrebko is an operatic event not to be missed, and this season the diva headlines Sir David McVicar’s new staging of Cilea’s verismo tour de force Adriana Lecouvreur, opening on New Year’s Eve. Tenor Piotr Beczała is Maurizio, Adriana’s lover, and Gianandrea Noseda conducts. Robert Lepage’s monumental production of Wagner’s Ring cycle returns to the Met for the first time in six years, featuring America’s leading Wagnerian soprano, Christine Goerke, as Brünnhilde and outstanding singers in the other roles, as well. Robert’s ingenious scenic machine wondrously transforms itself to faithfully recreate each moment of Wagner’s epic tale of the misadventures of gods and men. The season also includes revivals of some of our most popular recent productions, including Robert Carsen’s captivating Falstaff and Penny Woolcock’s stunning vision for Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers). And there are many opportunities to hear your favorite singers, from Sondra Radvanovsky, Sonya Yoncheva, and Joyce DiDonato to Jonas Kaufmann, Javier Camarena, and, of course, the great Plácido Domingo, who will also be fêted on our stage in the spring to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his Met debut. I believe it will be an extraordinary season and hope that you will join us.

CONTENTS

Peter Gelb General Manager

6 24

THE 2018 – 19 SEASON

19

THE RING

24

SPECIAL EVENTS

THE MET ORCHESTRA AT CARNEGIE HALL

26

SUPPORT THE MET

27

PRODUCTION FUNDERS

On the cover: Roberto Alagna and Elīna Garanča as Samson and Dalila, photographed by Vincent Peters

2

Opposite: General Manager Peter Gelb and Music Director Designate Yannick Nézet-Séguin, photographed by Rose Callahan


3


USING THIS BROCHURE Welcome to the online brochure for the Met’s 2018–19 season. As you peruse the following pages, you can click on the opera titles and images to be taken to the dedicated pages on the Met’s website for those productions. From there, you can view additional production images and video content, access full casting for specific performance dates, and purchase a subscription. To request a copy of the full, printed subscription brochure, click here.

WHY SUBSCRIBE? savings

Met Subscribers save up to 15% compared with the cost of single tickets. Plus, if you buy three or four operas on top of your subscription, you’ll receive a discount of 5% on those tickets. Choose five or more, and you’ll save 10%. There’s no more affordable way to experience the Met than as a Subscriber.

flexibility

Subscribers can exchange any performance in their subscription at the time of purchase or throughout the season, for no additional fee.

payment plans

Subscribers may pay for their subscriptions in two equal installments.

advance access—and same seats

Subscribers are part of a special group that enjoys early access to every performance, including Opening Night and other galas. You also enjoy the same location for every performance in your subscription, and you can secure seats to other performances before the box office opens to the general public in June.

ring cycle priority seating

Subscribers and Patrons receive priority seating to the Ring cycle ahead of the general public.

fixed prices

Ticket prices are subject to increase once the box office opens to the general public—but subscription–series ticket prices will never go up.

subscriber events

Our most loyal audiences enjoy invitations to special Subscriber events.

dedicated service

Call 212.501.3435 to be connected to our Subscribers-only hotline, where our representatives will be happy to assist you.

SUBSCRIBE NOW You can subscribe to the Met’s 2018–19 season here. Our subscription packages are curated for you. Simply choose the day of week that suits you best, and find a package that includes the operas that interest you. Subscribers are also able to customize their subscriptions by making exchanges at the time of purchase, and add additional single tickets to their order. Ring cycle packages are available to purchase here. 4


NEW PRODUCTIONS

2018 – 19 SEASON SAINT-SAËNS MUHLY VERDI CILEA

PUCCINI VERDI PUCCINI PUCCINI BIZET BOITO BIZET

REPERTORY

PUCCINI VERDI MOZART DEBUSSY TCHAIKOVSKY BARTÓK MOZART DONIZETTI VERDI VERDI MOZART POULENC

THE RING

WAGNER

SAMSON ET DALILA MARNIE LA TRAVIATA ADRIANA LECOUVREUR LA BOHÈME AIDA LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST TOSCA CARMEN MEFISTOFELE LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES IL TRITTICO OTELLO THE MAGIC FLUTE PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE IOLANTA / BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE DON GIOVANNI LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT RIGOLETTO FALSTAFF LA CLEMENZA DI TITO DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES DAS RHEINGOLD DIE WALKURE SIEGFRIED GOTTERDÄMMERUNG 5


NEW PRODUCTION A model of Alexander Dodge’s set for Act III

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS

SAMSON ET DALILA 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. Sir Mark Elder conducts the first new Met production of the work in 20 years.

Conductor Sir Mark Elder

High Priest Laurent Naouri

Production Darko Tresnjak*

Dalila Elīna Garanča / Anita Rachvelishvili

Abimélech Elchin Azizov / Tomasz Konieczny

Set Designer Alexander Dodge*

Samson Roberto Alagna / Aleksandrs Antonenko / Kristian Benedikt*

The Old Hebrew Dmitry Belosselskiy/ Günther Groissböck

Costume Designer Linda J. Cho* Lighting Designer Donald Holder Choreographer Austin McCormick

Production a gift of the Gramma Fisher Foundation, Marshalltown, Iowa, and H.M. Agnes Hsu-Tang, PhD. and Oscar Tang Additional funding from The Walter and Leonore Annenberg Endowment Fund 6

opening night gala

sep 24, 28 oct 1, 5, 9, 13 mat, 16, 20 mat mar 13, 16 eve, 19, 23 mat, 28


G I ACO M O P U CC I N I

LA BOHÈME Puccini’s timeless masterpiece of love and loss features two casts of young stars. Sopranos Nicole Car (in her highly anticipated Met debut) and Ailyn Pérez share the role of the ill-fated Mimì, opposite tenors Vittorio Grigolo and Michael Fabiano as the ardent poet Rodolfo. After a celebrated Met debut as Mimì in 2017, Angel Blue returns as the spitfire Musetta, and Etienne Dupuis and Simone Piazzola make debuts as Marcello. James Gaffigan conducts. Conductor James Gaffigan* Mimì Nicole Car* / Ailyn Pérez Musetta Angel Blue / Susanna Phillips Rodolfo Vittorio Grigolo / Michael Fabiano

Marcello Etienne Dupuis* / Simone Piazzola* Schaunard Davide Luciano / Javier Arrey / Duncan Rock Colline Matthew Rose / Christian Van Horn

Production Franco Zeffirelli Set Designer Franco Zeffirelli Costume Designer Peter J. Hall Lighting Designer Gil Wechsler

Benoit / Alcindoro Donald Maxwell

sep 25, 29 mat oct 3, 6 eve, 10, 13 eve nov 29 dec 3, 6, 10, 13

GIUSEPPE VERDI

AIDA In what should be a highlight of the new season, soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, going toe-to-toe with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as Amneris. Later in the season, a second star-studded cast takes over, with Sondra Radvanovsky and Dolora Zajick as the leading ladies. Tenors Aleksandrs Antonenko and Yonghoon Lee alternate as Radamès, and Nicola Luisotti and Plácido Domingo take the podium for the Met’s monumental production. Conductor Nicola Luisotti / Plácido Domingo Aida Anna Netrebko / Tamara Wilson / Sondra Radvanovsky / Marjorie Owens Amneris Anita Rachvelishvili / Dolora Zajick / Olesya Petrova

Radamès Aleksandrs Antonenko / Yonghoon Lee Amonasro Quinn Kelsey / Roberto Frontali Ramfis Dmitry Belosselskiy / Vitalij Kowaljow / Štefan Kocán

Production Sonja Frisell Set Designer Gianni Quaranta Costume Designer Dada Saligeri Lighting Designer Gil Wechsler Choreographer Alexei Ratmansky

The King Ryan Speedo Green / Soloman Howard

sep 26, 29 eve oct 2, 6 mat, 11, 15, 18 jan 7, 11, 14, 18 feb 28 mar 4, 7 *debut

7


G I ACO M O P U CC I N I

LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST 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. Conductor Marco Armiliato

Jack Rance Željko Lučić

Minnie Eva-Maria Westbroek

Sonora Michael Todd Simpson

Dick Johnson Yusif Eyvazov / Jonas Kaufmann

Ashby Matthew Rose

Nick Carlo Bosi

Jake Wallace Oren Gradus

Production Giancarlo del Monaco Set and Costume Designer Michael Scott Lighting Designer Gil Wechsler

oct 4, 8, 12, 17, 20, 23, 27 mat

G I ACO M O P U CC I N I

TOSCA Met favorite Sondra Radvanovsky and rising star Jennifer Rowley share the title role of the volatile diva at the heart of Puccini’s operatic thriller. Joseph Calleja brings his stylish tenor to the role of Cavaradossi, Wolfgang Koch is the nefarious police chief Scarpia, and Carlo Rizzi conducts Sir David McVicar’s resplendent production. Conductor Carlo Rizzi

Scarpia Wolfgang Koch*

Tosca Sondra Radvanovsky / Jennifer Rowley

Sacristan Patrick Carfizzi / Philip Cokorinos

Cavaradossi Joseph Calleja

Production Sir David McVicar

Set and Costume Designer John Macfarlane Lighting Designer David Finn Movement Director Leah Hausman

oct 25, 29 nov 2, 5, 9, 13, 17 mat mar 18, 23 eve, 26, 29 apr 2, 6 mat 8

*debut


NEW PRODUCTION

Isabel Leonard as Marnie, photographed by Vincent Peters

N I CO M U H LY / L I B R E T TO B Y N I C H O L A S W R I G H T

MARNIE 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. Commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera

Conductor Robert Spano* Marnie Isabel Leonard Mrs. Rutland Janis Kelly Marnie’s Mother Denyce Graves

Mark Rutland Christopher Maltman Production Michael Mayer Set and Projection Designers Julian Crouch and 59 Productions

Costume Designer Arianne Phillips* Lighting Designer Kevin Adams Choreographer Lynne Page*

Terry Rutland Iestyn Davies

A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera and English National Opera Music by Nico Muhly, libretto by Nicholas Wright, based on the novel by Winston Graham By special arrangement with Universal Pictures Production a gift of Andrew J. Martin-Weber Additional funding from the Francis Goelet Trusts and Dr. Coco Lazaroff

metropolitan opera premiere

oct 19, 22, 27 eve, 31 nov 3 eve, 7, 10 mat 9


G EO R G E S B I Z E T

CARMEN Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José. Omer Meir Wellber and Louis Langrée share conducting duties for Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production, a Met favorite since its 2009 premiere. Conductor Omer Meir Wellber* / Louis Langrée Micaëla Guanqun Yu / Aleksandra Kurzak / Susanna Phillips Carmen Clémentine Margaine

Don José Yonghoon Lee / Roberto Alagna Escamillo Kyle Ketelsen / Alexander Vinogradov / Michael Todd Simpson

Production Sir Richard Eyre Set and Costume Designer Rob Howell Lighting Designer Peter Mumford Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon

oct 30 nov 3 mat, 6, 10 eve, 15 jan 9, 12 eve, 17, 21, 26 mat, 29 feb 2 mat, 5, 8

A R R I G O B O I TO

MEFISTOFELE The spectacular Robert Carsen production returns to the Met for the first time since 2000, with bass Christian Van Horn as the diabolical title character, tenor Michael Fabiano as Faust, and soprano Angela Meade as Margherita. Mefistofele is the celebrated and only opera by Arrigo Boito—who famously collaborated with Verdi on the libretti for Otello and Falstaff. Conductor TBA

Mefistofele Christian Van Horn

Lighting Designer Duane Schuler

Margherita Angela Meade

Production Robert Carsen

Choreographer Alphonse Poulin

Helen of Troy Jennifer Check

Set and Costume Designer Michael Levine

Faust Michael Fabiano

nov 8, 12, 16, 19, 24 eve, 27 dec 1 mat 10

*debut


G EO R G E S B I Z E T

LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES ( T H E P E A R L FI S H E R S ) Penny Woolcock’s breathtaking production, a highlight of the 2015 – 16 season, makes its much awaited return with an all-star cast. Soprano Pretty Yende is the beautiful priestess Leïla, with tenor Javier Camarena and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien as rivals for her forbidden love. Emmanuel Villaume conducts Bizet’s sensual score. Co-production originally created by English National Opera Conductor Emmanuel Villaume Leïla Pretty Yende / Amanda Woodbury

Nourabad Nicolas Testé / Raymond Aceto Production Penny Woolcock

Nadir Javier Camarena

Set Designer Dick Bird

Zurga Mariusz Kwiecien

Costume Designer Kevin Pollard

Lighting Designer Jen Schriever Projection Design 59 Productions Movement Director Andrew Dawson

nov 14, 17 eve, 20, 24 mat, 28 dec 1 eve, 8 eve

G I ACO M O P U CC I N I

IL TRITTICO Jack O’Brien’s epic production of Puccini’s triple bill features first-class casting: tenor Marcelo Álvarez and soprano Amber Wagner are the illicit lovers of Il Tabarro; soprano Kristine Opolais sings the shattering title role of Suor Angelica; and the ageless Plácido Domingo celebrates the 50th anniversary of his Met debut by taking an unusual comedic turn in the title role of Gianni Schicchi. The performances mark the centennial of the work’s world premiere at the Met. Bertrand de Billy conducts. Conductor Bertrand de Billy IL TABARRO Giorgetta Amber Wagner / Tatiana Melnychenko

nov 23, 26, 30 dec 5, 8 mat, 12, 15 eve

SUOR ANGELICA Suor Angelica Kristine Opolais / Elena Stikhina* Suor Genovieffa Maureen McKay

Frugola Stephanie Blythe

La Principessa Stephanie Blythe

Luigi Marcelo Álvarez

GIANNI SCHICCHI

Michele George Gagnidze / Lucio Gallo Talpa Maurizio Muraro

Lauretta Kristina Mkhitaryan* Zita Stephanie Blythe Rinuccio Atalla Ayan

Gianni Schicchi Plácido Domingo Simone Maurizio Muraro Production Jack O’Brien Set Designer Douglas W. Schmidt Costume Designer Jess Goldstein Lighting Designers Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer 11


NEW PRODUCTION A model of Christine Jones’s set for Act II

GIUSEPPE VERDI

LA TRAVIATA 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. Tenor Juan Diego Flórez returns to the Met for the first time in four seasons to sing the role of Alfredo, Violetta’s hapless lover. Baritone Quinn Kelsey is Alfredo’s father, Germont, who destroys their love.

Production a gift of Eva-Marie and Ray Berry / The Paiko Foundation Major additional funding from Mercedes T. Bass, Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Montrone, and Rolex 12

Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Nicola Luisotti Violetta Valéry Diana Damrau / Anita Hartig Alfredo Germont Juan Diego Flórez / Stephen Costello

gala season premiere

Giorgio Germont Quinn Kelsey / Artur Ruciński / Plácido Domingo Production Michael Mayer Set Designer Christine Jones

dec 4, 7, 11, 15 mat, 18, 22 mat, 26, 29 eve apr 5, 10, 13 eve, 17, 20 eve, 24, 27 eve

Costume Designer Susan Hilferty Lighting Designer Kevin Adams Choreographer Lorin Latarro*


GIUSEPPE VERDI

OTELLO Conducting sensation Gustavo Dudamel makes his Met debut leading Verdi’s towering Shakespearean masterpiece, in the first revival of Bartlett Sher’s gripping 2015 production. The outstanding cast includes tenor Stuart Skelton in the title role, soprano Sonya Yoncheva as the devoted but doomed Desdemona, and baritone Željko Lučić as the treacherous Iago. Conductor Gustavo Dudamel*

Cassio Alexey Dolgov

Set Designer Es Devlin

Desdemona Sonya Yoncheva

Iago Željko Lučić

Costume Designer Catherine Zuber

Emilia Jennifer Johnson Cano

Lodovico James Morris

Lighting Designer Donald Holder

Production Bartlett Sher

Projection Designer Luke Halls

Otello Stuart Skelton

dec 14, 17, 21, 28 jan 2, 5 mat, 10

W O L F G A N G A M A D E U S M OZ A R T

THE MAGIC FLUTE Now a holiday tradition, Julie Taymor’s beloved production of Mozart’s enchanting fairy tale returns in its abridged, English-language version for families. Soprano Erin Morley, last seen at the Met as a brilliant Olympia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, is the empowered Pamina, and tenor Ben Bliss is the valiant Tamino. Baritone Nathan Gunn is the comic birdcatcher Papageno, and soprano Kathryn Lewek reprises her hair-raising rendition of the malevolent Queen of the Night. Harry Bicket conducts. Conductor Harry Bicket

Papageno Nathan Gunn / Duncan Rock

Pamina Erin Morley / Sydney Mancasola

Speaker Alfred Walker

Queen of the Night Kathryn Lewek / So Young Park*

Sarastro Morris Robinson / Peixin Chen*

Tamino Ben Bliss

Production Julie Taymor

Monostatos Brenton Ryan / Mark Showalter

Set Designer George Tsypin

Costume Designer Julie Taymor Lighting Designer Donald Holder Puppet Designers Julie Taymor and Michael Curry Choreographer Mark Dendy English Adaptation J. D. McClatchy

holiday presentation dec 19, 22 eve, 24, 27, 29 mat jan 1 mat, 3, 5 eve *debut

13


NEW PRODUCTION

Piotr Beczała and Anna Netrebko in Adriana Lecouvreur at the Vienna State Opera

FRANCESCO CILEA

ADRIANA LECOUVREUR 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 bass Ambrogio Maestri. Gianandrea Noseda conducts. Sir David McVicar’s staging, which sets the action in a working replica of a Baroque theater, premiered at Covent Garden in London, where the Guardian praised the “elegant production, sumptuously designed … The spectacle guarantees a good night out.”

Conductor Gianandrea Noseda

The Abbé Carlo Bosi

Costume Designer Brigitte Reiffenstuel

Adriana Lecouvreur Anna Netrebko / Jennifer Rowley

Michonnet Ambrogio Maestri

Lighting Designer Adam Silverman

The Prince of Bouillon Maurizio Muraro

Choreographer Andrew George

The Princess of Bouillon Anita Rachvelishvili Maurizio Piotr Beczała

Production Sir David McVicar Set Designer Charles Edwards

Co-production of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona; Wiener Staatsoper; San Francisco Opera; and L’Opéra National de Paris new year’s eve gala

Production a gift of The Sybil B. Harrington Endowment Fund 14

dec 31 jan 4, 8, 12 mat, 16, 19 eve, 23, 26 eve

Associate Director Justin Way*


C L AU D E D E B U S S Y

PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE Debussy’s only opera, a mesmerizing meditation on love and betrayal, returns to the Met stage for the first time in almost a decade, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting the landmark score. A pair of brilliant young Met stars, tenor Paul Appleby and mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, are the naïve title lovers, and baritone Kyle Ketelsen is the imperious Prince Golaud. Ferruccio Furlanetto, as Arkel, and Marie-Nicole Lemieux, as Geneviève, complete the cast. Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin / TBA Mélisande Isabel Leonard Geneviève Marie-Nicole Lemieux*

Pelléas Paul Appleby

Set Designer John Conklin

Golaud Kyle Ketelsen

Costume Designer Clare Mitchell

Arkel Ferruccio Furlanetto

Lighting Designer Duane Schuler

Production Sir Jonathan Miller

jan 15, 19 mat, 22, 25, 31

P YOT R I LY I C H TC H A I KOV S K Y / B É L A B A R TÓ K

IOLANTA /  BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE Mariusz Treliński’s haunting production of the pairing of Bartók and Tchaikovsky one-act operas makes its first return to the stage since its Met premiere in the 2014 – 15 season. Soprano Sonya Yoncheva is the blind princess, Iolanta, who discovers love for the first time, opposite tenor Matthew Polenzani as the dashing knight Vaudémont. In Bartók’s chilling Bluebeard’s Castle, baritone Gerald Finley is the menacing Bluebeard, and soprano Angela Denoke is his initially unsuspecting new wife. Henrik Nánási conducts. Co-production of the Metropolitan Opera and Teatr Wielki-Polish National Opera Conductor Henrik Nánási* IOLANTA Iolanta Sonya Yoncheva Vaudémont Matthew Polenzani jan 24, 28 feb 1, 4, 9 mat, 14 *debut

Robert Alexey Markov /  Lucas Meachem Ibn-Hakia Elchin Azizov

René Vitalij Kowaljow / Alexander Roslavets* BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE Judith Angela Denoke Bluebeard Gerald Finley Production Mariusz Treliński

Set Designer Boris Kudlička Costume Designer Marek Adamski Lighting Designer Marc Heinz Projection Designer Bartek Macias Sound Designer Mark Grey Choreographer 15 Tomasz Wygoda


W O L F G A N G A M A D E U S M OZ A R T

DON GIOVANNI Baritone Peter Mattei and bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni star as opera’s most notorious seducer in Mozart’s masterpiece of dark comedy. Cornelius Meister makes his Met debut conducting performances that also include sopranos Rachel Willis-Sørensen and Guanqun Yu as Donna Anna, soprano Susanna Phillips as Donna Elvira, and bass Ildar Abdrazakov and bass-baritone Adam Plachetka as Leporello.

Conductor Cornelius Meister* Donna Anna Rachel WillisSørensen / Jennifer Check / Guanqun Yu Donna Elvira TBA / Susanna Phillips Zerlina Aida Garifullina* / Rihab Chaieb / Serena Malfi jan 30 feb 2 eve, 6, 9 eve, 13, 16 mat, 20 apr 4, 9, 12, 15, 18

Don Ottavio Stanislas de Barbeyrac* / Pavol Breslik / Paul Appleby Don Giovanni Luca Pisaroni / Peter Mattei Leporello Ildar Abdrazakov / Adam Plachetka Masetto Brandon Cedel / Peixin Chen / Kihwan Sim

The Commendatore Štefan Kocán / Dmitry Belosselskiy Production Michael Grandage Set and Costume Designer Christopher Oram Lighting Designer Paule Constable Choreographer Ben Wright

G A E TA N O D O N I Z E T T I

LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT 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. Baritone Alessandro Corbelli and bass Maurizio Muraro trade off as the comic Sergeant Sulpice, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts. A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; and the Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna Conductor Enrique Mazzola Marie Pretty Yende

Sulpice Alessandro Corbelli / Maurizio Muraro Production Laurent Pelly

Marquise of Berkenfield Stephanie Blythe

Set Designer Chantal Thomas

Tonio Javier Camarena

Costume Designer Laurent Pelly

Lighting Designer Joël Adam Choreographer Laura Scozzi Associate Director and Dialogue Agathe Mélinand

feb 7, 11, 15, 18, 23 eve, 26 mar 2 mat 16

*debut


GIUSEPPE VERDI

RIGOLETTO Verdi’s tragic jester returns in Michael Mayer’s neon-bedecked, Las Vegas–themed production. Baritones Roberto Frontali and George Gagnidze share the title role, and soprano Nadine Sierra reprises her portrayal of Gilda, the role that helped launch her now-blossoming Met career. Tenors Vittorio Grigolo and Bryan Hymel share the role of the lascivious Duke, and Nicola Luisotti conducts. Conductor Nicola Luisotti Gilda Nadine Sierra / Rosa Feola* Maddalena Ramona Zaharia* The Duke Vittorio Grigolo / Bryan Hymel

Rigoletto Roberto Frontali / George Gagnidze Sparafucile Štefan Kocán / Dimitry Ivashchenko

Costume Designer Susan Hilferty Lighting Designer Kevin Adams Choreographer Steven Hoggett

Production Michael Mayer Set Designer Christine Jones

feb 12, 16 eve, 19, 23 mat mar 1, 6, 9 eve, 15, 20 apr 26 may 1, 4 mat, 10

GIUSEPPE VERDI

FALSTAFF Baritone Ambrogio Maestri brings his larger-than-life portrayal of the title character back for the first time since his Met role debut in the 2013 – 14 season. Robert Carsen’s insightful production—which moves the action to postwar England in the 1950s—features an exceptional cast that includes soprano Ailyn Pérez as Alice Ford and soprano Golda Schultz as Nannetta. Richard Farnes conducts. A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; Teatro alla Scala, Milan; the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto; and De Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam Conductor Richard Farnes Nannetta Golda Schultz

Meg Page Jennifer Johnson Cano Fenton Francesco Demuro

Alice Ford Ailyn Pérez / Helena Dix*

Falstaff Ambrogio Maestri

Mistress Quickly Marie-Nicole Lemieux

Ford Juan Jesús Rodríguez

Production Robert Carsen Set Designer Paul Steinberg Costume Designer Brigitte Reiffenstuel Lighting Designers Robert Carsen and Peter Van Praet

feb 22, 27 mar 2 eve, 5, 8, 12, 16 mat 17


W O L F G A N G A M A D E U S M OZ A R T

LA CLEMENZA DI TITO Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato sings Sesto at the Met for the first time, and tenor Matthew Polenzani adds yet another role to his extensive Mozartean repertoire as Tito. Mozart’s opera of vengeance and forgiveness, set during the Roman Empire, also stars soprano Elza van den Heever as Vitellia, with Ying Fang, Paula Murrihy, and bass Christian Van Horn completing the principal cast. Lothar Koenigs conducts. Conductor Lothar Koenigs

Annio Paula Murrihy

Servilia Ying Fang

Tito Matthew Polenzani

Vitellia Elza van den Heever

Publio Christian Van Horn

Sesto Joyce DiDonato

Production Jean-Pierre Ponnelle

Set and Costume Designer Jean-Pierre Ponnelle Lighting Designer Gil Wechsler

mar 30 eve apr 3, 6 eve, 11, 16, 20 mat

FR ANCIS POULENC

DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES 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 Mme. de Croissy. Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Mère Marie Karen Cargill

Production John Dexter

Blanche de la Force Isabel Leonard

Mme. de Croissy Karita Mattila

Set Designer David Reppa

Mme. Lidoine Adrianne Pieczonka

Chevalier de la Force David Portillo

Costume Designer Jane Greenwood

Constance Erin Morley

may 3, 8, 11 mat 18

Marquis de la Force Dwayne Croft

Lighting Designer Gil Wechsler


RICHARD WAGNER

DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN Opera’s supreme experience returns to the Met for the first time in six years with a cast of magnificent Wagnerians, led by the thrilling Christine Goerke making her Met role debut as Brünnhilde. Philippe Jordan conduc t s Rober t Lepage’s breathtaking production, which faithfully presents every detail of Wagner’s immortal libretto.

RING CYCLE

Production a gift of Ann Ziff and the Ziff Family, in memory of William Ziff Production Robert Lepage

Costume Designer François St-Aubin

Associate Director Neilson Vignola

Lighting Designer Etienne Boucher

Set Designer Carl Fillion

Video Image Artists Boris Firquet : Das Rheingold and Die Walküre / Pedro Pires: Siegfried / Lionel Arnould: Götterdämmerung In collaboration with Ex Machina

19


DAS RHEINGOLD Wagner’s visionary initial installment of the Ring depicts the original sin of the theft of the sacred golden treasure, the vanity of the gods, the greed of the Nibelungen, the fratricide of the giants, and the building of Valhalla. Baritones Greer Grimsley and Michael Volle share the role of Wotan, the conflicted lord of the gods. Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton sings her first Wagner role at the Met as Wotan’s embattled wife, Fricka, and bass-baritone Tomasz Konieczny is Alberich. Conductor Philippe Jordan

Loge Norbert Ernst*

Alberich Tomasz Konieczny*

Freia Wendy Bryn Harmer

Mime Gerhard Siegel

Fasolt Günther Groissböck

Fricka Jamie Barton

Wotan Greer Grimsley /  Michael Volle

Fafner Dmitry Belosselskiy

Erda Karen Cargill

mar 9 mat, 14† apr 29 may 6

DIE WALKURE In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke sings 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 are the incestuous twins Siegmund and Sieglinde. Greer Grimsley and Michael Volle sing Wotan. Conductor Philippe Jordan

Fricka Jamie Barton

Brünnhilde Christine Goerke

Siegmund Stuart Skelton

Sieglinde Eva-Maria Westbroek

Wotan Greer Grimsley / Michael Volle

mar 25,† 30 mat apr 25,† 30 may 7

20

Hunding Günther Groissböck


SIEGFRIED Orphaned at birth, Siegfried learns his true identity and fulfills his destiny to become Brünnhilde’s savior and lover. Tenors Stefan Vinke and Andreas Schager sing the heroic title character. Christine Goerke is Brünnhilde, and Michael Volle takes on the role of the enigmatic Wanderer. Conductor Philippe Jordan Brünnhilde Christine Goerke Woodbird Erin Morley Erda Karen Cargill

Siegfried Stefan Vinke* / Andreas Schager Mime Gerhard Siegel

Alberich Tomasz Konieczny Fafner Dmitry Belosselskiy

Wanderer Michael Volle

apr 13 mat may 2, 9

GOTTERDÄMMERUNG Wagner’s epic cycle concludes with acts of betrayal, murder, vengeance, and, finally, the destruction of the gods. Christine Goerke once again plays Brünnhilde, whose heroic self-sacrifice paves the way for humankind’s redemption and rebirth. Conductor Philippe Jordan

Waltraute Sarah Connolly

Alberich Tomasz Konieczny

Brünnhilde Christine Goerke

Siegfried Andreas Schager* / Stefan Vinke

Hagen Eric Owens

Gutrune Edith Haller*

Gunther Evgeny Nikitin

apr 27 mat may 4, 11

†non-cycle *debut

performance

21


DON’T MISS THE RING The Met will present three complete cycles of Wagner’s Ring in the spring of 2019. Here’s what you need to know to ensure your place at this rare and transformative operatic event.  Ring cycles will be available for sale to the general public beginning February 15, 2018.  We will give priority Ring seating to Met Patrons and Guild Members ($150+), 2018 – 19 Subscribers, and Ring Leaders (learn more about this option on the next page).  Ring cycles can be purchased with an installment payment plan.  Ring cycle buyers are able to purchase single-sale add-on tickets to the regular opera season at the time of their cycle purchase—you’ll receive a 5% discount if you buy three or four additional performances, or 10% if you buy five or more.  Purchase a Ring cycle package here.

CYCLE I MAR 9 mat Das Rheingold

Jordan; Harmer, Barton, Cargill, Ernst, Siegel, Grimsley, Konieczny, Groissböck, Belosselskiy

MAR 30 mat Die Walküre

Jordan; Goerke, Westbroek, Barton, Skelton, Grimsley, Groissböck

APR 13 mat Siegfried

Jordan; Goerke, Morley, Cargill, Vinke, Siegel, Volle, Konieczny, Belosselskiy

APR 27 mat Götterdämmerung

Jordan; Goerke, Haller, Connolly, Schager, Nikitin, Konieczny, Owens

22

CYCLE II

CYCLE III

APR 29 Das Rheingold

MAY 6 Das Rheingold

APR 30 Die Walküre

MAY 7 Die Walküre

Jordan; Harmer, Barton, Cargill, Ernst, Siegel, Volle, Konieczny, Groissböck, Belosselskiy Jordan; Goerke, Westbroek, Barton, Skelton, Volle, Groissböck

MAY 2 Siegfried

Jordan; Goerke, Morley, Cargill, Schager, Siegel, Volle, Konieczny, Belosselskiy

MAY 4 eve Götterdämmerung

Jordan; Goerke, Haller, Connolly, Schager, Nikitin, Konieczny, Owens

Jordan; Harmer, Barton, Cargill, Ernst, Siegel, Volle, Konieczny, Groissböck, Belosselskiy

Jordan; Goerke, Westbroek, Barton, Skelton, Volle, Groissböck

MAY 9 Siegfried

Jordan; Goerke, Morley, Cargill, Vinke, Siegel, Volle, Konieczny, Belosselskiy

MAY 11 eve Götterdämmerung

Jordan; Goerke, Haller, Connolly, Vinke, Nikitin, Konieczny, Owens


BECOME A RING LEADER We invite you to join the Met as a Ring Leader to guarantee that you receive the best seats and other special privileges for the 2019 cycles. Ring Leaders will receive highest priority seating for the cycle of their choice and for single Ring performances during the 2018 – 19 season. Ring Leader benefits are exclusive to Ring performances only. Ring Leaders will receive invitations to the following complimentary events:   Gala dinner before Das Rheingold   Ring rehearsal   Lectures and panel discussions   Backstage tour Ring Leaders will also be recognized in Playbill and the Met Season Book for the 2018 – 19 season. For more information regarding pricing, click here.

23


SPECIAL EVENTS M O N , S E P 2 4 , 2 018 | 6 P M

T U E , D EC 4 , 2 018 | 8 P M

SAMSON ET DALILA

LA TRAVIATA

The 2018 – 19 season opens with the Gala Premiere of Darko Tresnjak’s new production of Saint-Saëns’s Samson et Dalila, with Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna in the title roles. Sir Mark Elder is on the podium. Join us after the performance for a gala dinner with the cast.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Diana Damrau and Juan Diego Flórez in Michael Mayer’s new production of Verdi’s timeless tragedy. In addition to the performance, the evening features cocktails and dinner on the Mercedes T. Bass Grand Tier.

opening night gala | new production premiere

gala | new production premiere

M O N , D EC 31, 2 018 | 6 P M

S U N , A P R 2 8 , 2 019 | 6 P M

ADRIANA LECOUVREUR

PLÁCIDO DOMINGO 5 0 T H A N N I V ER S A R Y CEL EB R AT I O N

Ring in 2019 at the premiere of Sir David McVicar’s new Met staging of Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur, starring Anna Netrebko in the title role, opposite Piotr Beczała. Gianandrea Noseda conducts. Dinner, dancing, and fireworks on the Mercedes T. Bass Grand Tier follow the performance. new year’s eve gala | new production premiere

Celebrate the incomparable Met career of the legendary Plácido Domingo at this special onstage event honoring the golden anniversary of his company debut. The gala evening features performances, spoken tributes, and dinner. Plácido Domingo’s 50th Anniversary Celebration is sponsored with a generous gift from Eva and Marc Stern

THE MET ORCHESTRA AT CARNEGIE HALL Since 1991, the brilliant Met Orchestra has been thrilling audiences in its annual series of performances at Carnegie Hall. The tradition continues this season with three concerts, conducted by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Valery Gergiev. Tickets available through Carnegie Hall.

SAT, MAY 18, 2019

MON, JUN 3, 2019

FRI, JUN 14, 2019

Valery Gergiev Conductor

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor

Daniil Trifonov Piano

Isabel Leonard Mezzo-Soprano

Elīna Garanča Mezzo-Soprano

SCHUMANN Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54

DEBUSSY La Mer

MAHLER Rückert-Lieder

DUTILLEUX Le temps l’horloge

BRUCKNER Symphony No. 7 in E Major

8pm

SCHUBERT Symphony No. 9 in C, D. 944, “Great”

8pm

RAVEL Shéhérazade Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2

24

8pm


PHOTOS Vincent Peters / Met Opera (cover, 9); Rose Callahan /Met Opera (3); Jonathan Tichler / Met Opera (7: La Bohème, 25); Marty Sohl / Met Opera (7: Aida, 15: Bluebeard’s Castle, 16); Ken Howard / Met Opera (8, 10: Carmen, 11, 13: Otello, 15: Pelléas et Mélisande, 17: Falstaff, 18–22); Winnie Klotz / Met Archives (10: Mefistofele); Christine Jones (12: La Traviata set model); Richard Termine / Met Opera (13: The Magic Flute); Michael Poehn / Vienna State Opera (14); Cory Weaver / Met Opera (17: Rigoletto) 25


Enjoy a wide array of benefits designed exclusively for Patrons and members. Members enjoy exclusive benefits that increase with each level of giving, including seating priority for subscriptions, single tickets, and the Ring, advance access to tickets for Live in HD cinema presentations, access to the Belmont Room members’ lounge or Patron Lounge, invitations to dress rehearsals, a subscription to Opera News, and much more! If you are already a member, you may enjoy higher ticket priority and benefits while providing vital support to the Met by increasing your membership to the next level. For complete information on the privileges of membership, click here or call 212.362.0068.

The Metropolitan Opera acknowledges with great appreciation its global sponsors.

Annual memberships begin at $2,750. Patrons enjoy priority ticketing for subscriptions, the Ring cycle, and single tickets, and may order all 2018 – 19 performances now. Receive a 10% discount when you purchase 5 or more operas. Patrons also enjoy exclusive access to the Patron Lounge, free coat check, dress rehearsal passes, invitations to Met Talks panel discussions, young artist recitals, and more. Patrons living outside the New York City area are invited to our National Patron Weekend, October 18 – 20. For details, call 212.870.4502. Sponsor Patrons ($5,500) enjoy personalized service and are also invited to working rehearsals and are recognized in Playbill and the Met Season Book. Premiere Circle Sponsors ($10,000) are invited to master classes and other presentations featuring Met artists. For exclusive benefits at higher levels of giving, please call 212.870.4502. For purposes of tax deductibility, the value of goods and services at these levels may be disregarded.

GUILD MEMBERS Annual memberships begin at $85. All Guild members receive an annual subscription to Opera News magazine as well as discounts at the Met Opera Shop and online store, backstage tours, and more. Supporting Members ($150) enjoy priority ticketing for Met performances, periodic discount ticket offers, advance access to Live in HD tickets in the U.S. and Canada during a Members’ Priority Period in the summer, and exclusive online content, including select radio broadcasts and Met Talks panel discussions. 26

Donor Members ($500) are invited to visit the Belmont Room, a members-only lounge, before performances and during intermissions. Sponsor Members ($850) receive all of the Guild benefits above, as well as dress rehearsal passes and additional privileges. Est. value of non-deductible goods and services at the $85 National, $150 Supporting, $250 Contributing, and $500 Donor levels: $25. At the $850 Sponsor level and above: $50

YOUNG ASSOCIATES Annual memberships begin at $600. For opera lovers ages 21 to 45, this program offers the perfect way to learn about opera and socialize all season long. Members enjoy receptions, discussions with artistic staff, young artist performances, an exclusive backstage tour, and much more. Join us at the annual Season Celebration party on September 13, 2018. For details, call 212.870.4857. Friend ($600) The introductory level for members in their 20s and 30s. Est. value of non-deductible goods and services: $200

Good Friend ($1,500) Full Young Associate membership benefits, for a great year of opera. Est. value of non-deductible goods and services: $345

Best Friend ($2,750) Patron and Young Associate benefits, for the complete Met experience. Est. value of non-deductible goods and services: $345

SUPPORT THE MET

PATRONS


Aida Production a gift of Mrs. Donald D. Harrington La Bohème Production a gift of Mrs. Donald D. Harrington Carmen Production a gift of Mrs. Paul Desmarais Sr. La Clemenza di Tito Production a gift of the Lila Acheson and DeWitt Wallace Fund, established by the founders of The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc.

Tosca Production a gift of Jacqueline Desmarais, in memory of Paul G. Desmarais Sr; The Paiko Foundation; and Dr. Elena Prokupets, in memory of her late husband, Rudy Prokupets Major funding from Rolex Revival a gift of NPD Group. Inc.

Dialogues des Carmélites Production a gift of Francis Goelet

Il Trittico Production a gift of Karen and Kevin Kennedy

Don Giovanni Production a gift of the Richard and Susan Braddock Family Foundation, and Sarah and Howard Solomon

Additional funding from the Gramma Fisher Foundation, Marshalltown, Iowa, The Annenberg Foundation, Hermione Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. William R. Miller, and M. Beverly and Robert G. Bartner

Additional funding from Jane and Jerry del Missier, and Mr. and Mrs. Ezra K. Zilkha Revival a gift of the Metropolitan Opera Club Falstaff Production a gift of the Betsy and Ed Cohen / Areté Foundation Fund for New Productions & Revivals, and Harry and Misook Doolittle

PRODUCTION FUNDERS

Rigoletto Production a gift of the Hermione Foundation, Laura Sloate, Trustee; and Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Montrone

More About the Met The Met: Live in HD The Met’s series of cinema transmissions is supported by its founding sponsor, The Neubauer Family Foundation, and its digital sponsor, Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Additional funding from The Gilbert S. Kahn & John J. Noffo Kahn Foundation, and Mr. and Mrs. William R. Miller

Saturday Matinee Radio Broadcasts The 88th season of radio broadcasts will once again be heard over the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.

La Fanciulla del West Production a gift of The Sybil B. Harrington Endowment Fund

Metropolitan Opera Radio The Met’s round-the-clock station continues on SiriusXM channel 75.

Revival a gift of Rolex La Fille du Régiment Production a gift of The Annenberg Foundation

Met Opera on Demand More than 600 Met performances—including Live in HD presentations—are available for streaming.

Iolanta / Bluebeard’s Castle Production a gift of Ambassador and Mrs. Nicholas F. Taubman

Met Opera Shop Visit the shop at the opera house or online for CDs, DVDs, and gifts.

Additional funding from Mrs. Veronica Atkins; Dr. Magdalena Berenyi, in memory of Dr. Kalman Berenyi; and the National Endowment for the Arts The Magic Flute Abridged production of The Magic Flute a gift of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Bill Rollnick and Nancy Ellison Rollnick Original production of Die Zauberflöte a gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis Additional funding from John Van Meter, The Annenberg Foundation, Karen and Kevin Kennedy, Bill Rollnick and Nancy Ellison Rollnick, Mr. and Mrs. William R. Miller, Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman, and Mr. and Mrs. Ezra K. Zilkha Mefistofele Production a gift of Mr. and Mrs. Julian H. Robertson, Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer J. Thomas, Jr. Additional funding by the Rose and Robert Edelman Foundation, Inc. Otello Production a gift of Jacqueline Desmarais, in memory of Paul G. Desmarais Sr. Revival a gift of Rolex Les Pêcheurs de Perles Production a gift of the Gramma Fisher Foundation, Marshalltown, Iowa Additional funding from The Annenberg Foundation; Mr. William R. Miller, in memory of Irene D. Miller; and American Express Pelléas et Mélisande Production a gift of Pierre and Ailene Claeyssens

CHARITABLE SOLICITATION DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS Your gift is very much appreciated and is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. A copy of The Metropolitan Opera’s latest financial report may be obtained by writing to The Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center, New York, NY 10023 or by calling 212-7993100. If you are a resident of one of these states, you may obtain financial information directly from the state agency: FLORIDA – A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, 1-800-435-7352 (800-HELP-FLA) WITHIN THE STATE OR VISITING www.800helpfla.com. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. Florida Registration CH21730. GEORGIA - A full and fair description of the programs of The Metropolitan Opera and our financial statement summary is available upon request at the office and phone number indicated above. MARYLAND – For the cost of copies and postage, Office of the Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401 MISSISSIPPI – The official registration and financial information of The Metropolitan Opera may be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office by calling 1-888236-6167. Registration by the Secretary of State does not imply endorsement. NEW JERSEY – INFORMATION FILED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CONCERNING THIS CHARITABLE SOLICITATION AND THE PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED BY THE CHARITY DURING THE LAST REPORTING PERIOD THAT WERE DEDICATED TO THE CHARITABLE PURPOSE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY BY CALLING (973) 504-6215 AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/charfrm.htm. REGISTRATION WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT. NEW YORK – Office of the Attorney General, Department of Law, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271; NORTH CAROLINA – FINANCIAL INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ORGANIZATION AND A COPY OF ITS LICENSE ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE STATE SOLICITATION LICENSING BRANCH AT 1-888-830-4989. THE LICENSE IS NOT AN ENDORSEMENT BY THE STATE. PENNSYLVANIA – The official registration and financial information of The Metropolitan Opera may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-7320999. Registration does not imply endorsement. VIRGINIA – Virginia State Office of Consumer Affairs, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services, PO Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218. WASHINGTON – Charities Division, Office of the Secretary of State, State of Washington, Olympia, WA 98504-0422, 1-800-332-4483. WISCONSIN – a financial statement of The Metropolitan Opera disclosing assets, liabilities, fund balances, revenue, and expenses for the preceding fiscal year will be provided upon request. WEST VIRGINIA – Residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305. Registration with any of these state agencies does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by any state.

27


CILEA

PUCCINI VERDI PUCCINI PUCCINI BIZET BOITO BIZET PUCCINI VERDI MOZART DEBUSSY TCHAIKOVSKY BARTÓK MOZART DONIZETTI VERDI VERDI MOZART POULENC

WAGNER

METOPERA.ORG

NEW PRODUCTIONS

VERDI

LA BOHÈME AIDA LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST TOSCA CARMEN MEFISTOFELE LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES IL TRITTICO OTELLO THE MAGIC FLUTE PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE IOLANTA / BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE DON GIOVANNI LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT RIGOLETTO FALSTAFF LA CLEMENZA DI TITO DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES

REPERTORY

MUHLY

SAMSON ET DALILA MARNIE LA TRAVIATA ADRIANA LECOUVREUR

DAS RHEINGOLD DIE WALKURE SIEGFRIED GOTTERDÄMMERUNG

THE RING

SAINT-SAËNS

212.362.6000

Subscription brochure interactive  

Met Opera 2018–19 Season Subscription Brochure

Subscription brochure interactive  

Met Opera 2018–19 Season Subscription Brochure