Ballet from the Bolshoi will be off the air for the forseeable future.
This summer MetOpera will be sending us three “encore performances” in HD, all in a three-week span. These will be videotapes of favorites from the past. They are:
Philip Glass’s Akhnaten
The Met’s critically acclaimed 2019 production of Philip Glass’s mesmerizing modern masterpiece returns to cinemas this summer, starring countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo as the revolutionary pharaoh who attempted to radically alter his empire. Karen Kamensek conducts.
Verdi’s Il Trovatore
Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky and tenor Marcelo Álvarez star as the passionate lovers Leonora and Manrico in this gripping Met performance from 2011, alongside late baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky as the ruthless Count di Luna. Marco Armiliato conducts.
Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia
In this 2014 Met production of Rossini’s madcap comedy, mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, tenor Lawrence Brownlee, and baritone Christopher Maltman join forces for a delightful performance of hilarious hijinks and vocal virtuosity. Michele Mariotti conducts.
Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin
In this unforgettable Met performance from 2007, beloved American soprano Renée Fleming and Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky come together in this poetic drama of unrequited love. Valery Gergiev conducts.
I particularly recommend Eugene Onegin, starring the late Dmitri Hvorostovsky and our own Renee Fleming, who is no longer performing. Also, Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) is a lot of fun. They are coming to us on Wednesdays at 1:00pm and 6:30pm; apparently not on Saturdays.
Updated 06/22/23 – MLF