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The world's greatest singers on the world's greatest stage.
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The world's greatest singers on the world's greatest stage.
Wagner’s Die Walküre premiered #OTD in 1870 at Munich’s National Theater, arriving at the Met 15 years later on January 30, 1885. From Amalie Materna in the company premiere to Christine Goerke (@heldenmommy) last spring, a number of powerhouse sopranos have brought the opera’s fearless heroine, Brünnhilde, to life on the Met stage (check out our story). Next season, Goerke returns as Puccini’s blood-thirsty princess Turandot. Tickets on sale now. Photo courtesy of the Met Archives Photo by Richard Termine/ Met Opera #Wagner #DieWalküre #Premiere #Archives #Opera #MetOpera #Turandot #ChristineGoerke
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Re-setting the action in the 1930s and with costumes and sets by Rob Howell, Sir Richard Eyre’s fast-paced production of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro brings the comedy’s sex and scandal to the surface. Howell’s costume designs clearly capture the opera’s two entangled couples: the self-absorbed Count Almaviva, his long-suffering wife, his crafty valet Figaro, and Figaro’s cheeky fiancée, Susanna. On stage Nov 16–Feb 22. ______________________________________________ Sketches courtesy of the Met Archives #MetOpera #Opera #Mozart #LeNozzediFigaro #Costume #Sketches #Design
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Celebrate the life and artistry of the great Franco Zeffirelli when his classic production of La Bohème returns to cinemas on Wednesday, June 26. Soprano @kristine.opolais and tenor @VittorioGrigolo star as Puccini’s tragic young lovers. Check your local cinema listing for participating locations and dates. #MetHD #LiveinHD #Opera #MetOpera #Puccini #LaBohème #FrancoZeffirelli #Zeffirelli
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For the first time in Met history, the 2019–20 season features 16 Sunday matinees—making it easier than ever to fit extraordinary opera into your busy schedule. Single tickets for the new season are on sale now. Link in bio. Photo by @paolakudacki / Met Opera #MetOpera #Opera #NewSeason #1920season #Sunday #Matinee #Agrippina #Handel #newproduction
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🎉 The 2019–20 season is on sale now! The new season features five extraordinary new productions—including the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, Philip Glass's Akhnaten, Berg's Wozzeck, Handel's Agrippina, and Wagner's Der Fliegende Holländer—as well as 20 classic revivals. And for the first time in Met history, 16 Sunday matinee performances. Link in bio. #MetOpera #Opera #1920season #PorgyandBess #Akhnaten #Wozzeck #Agrippina #DerFliegendeHolländer #newproduction #premiere #revival #matinee #New
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A designer as well as a director, Franco Zeffirelli (1923–2019) wasn't afraid to roll up his sleeves and work directly on the scenery for his monumental productions. Here, he sculpts a set piece for his staging of the world premiere of Barber's Antony and Cleopatra, which inaugurated the Met's Lincoln Center home in 1966. Photo courtesy of Met Archives #MetOpera #Opera #FrancoZeffirelli #Zeffirelli #AnthonyandCleopatra #Barber #SetDesign #Design #Sculpture #Scenery
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#TBT Visionary director Phelim McDermott made his Met debut in 2008 with a now-legendary production of @philipglassmusic’s Satyagraha. During the 2019–20 season, McDermott tackles another of the composer’s contemporary masterpieces, Akhnaten, on stage Nov 8–Dec 7. Single tickets go on sale Sunday, June 23, at noon ET. Link in bio Photo by Ken Howard / Met Opera #MetOpera #Opera #PhilipGlass #Satyagraha #Akhnaten #NewProduction #Premiere
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Save the Date! The *FREE* 2019 Summer HD Festival returns to Lincoln Center Plaza August 23–September 2, featuring ten memorable past performances from the Met’s Live in HD series—plus a special pre-festival screening of Stanley Donen’s enchanting movie-musical Funny Face, a co-presentation with @filmlinc. Photo by Jonathan Tichler, Ken Howard / Met Opera #MetOpera #Opera #MetHD #LiveinHD #MetSummer #NYCSummer #Film #Festival #FreeatLincolnCenter
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