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December 5, 2020 – June 5, 2021

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December 5, 2020
Prokofiev’s War and Peace

Performance from March 2, 2002
Valery Gergiev, conductor

Anna Netrebko (Natasha Rostova)
Ekaterina Semenchuk (Sonya)
Elena Obraztsova (Mme. Akhrosimova)
Gegam Grigorian (Count Pierre Bezukhov)
Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Prince Andrei)
Vassily Gerello (Napoleon Bonaparte)
Samuel Ramey (Field Marshal Kutuzov)

Approx. Length: 4 hours, 10 minutes

December 12
Beethoven’s Fidelio

Performance from April 1, 2017
Sebastian Weigle, conductor

Adrianne Pieczonka (Leonore)
Hanna-Elisabeth Müller (Marzelline)
Klaus Florian Vogt (Florestan)
David Portillo (Jaquino)
Greer Grimsley (Don Pizarro)
Falk Struckmann (Rocco)
Günther Groissböck (Don Fernando)

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 40 minutes

December 19
Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel

Performance from January 6, 2018
Donald Runnicles, conductor

Lisette Oropesa (Gretel)
Tara Erraught (Hansel)
Dolora Zajick (Gertrude)
Gerhard Siegel (Witch)
Quinn Kelsey (Peter)

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 15 minutes

December 26
Mozart’s The Magic Flute – abridged English-language version

Performance from December 21, 2010
Erik Nielsen, conductor

Susanna Phillips (Pamina)
Erika Miklósa (Queen of the Night)
Russell Thomas (Tamino)
Alan Oke (Monostatos)
Nathan Gunn (Papageno)
Morris Robinson (Sarastro)

Approx. Length: 2 hours

2021

January 2, 2021
Philip Glass’s Satyagraha

Performance from November 19, 2011
Dante Anzolini, conductor

Rachelle Durkin (Miss Schlesen)
Richard Croft (M. K. Gandhi)
Kim Josephson (Mr. Kallenbach)
Alfred Walker (Parsi Rustomji)

Approx. Length: 3 hours 35 minutes

January 9
Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Performance from April 26, 2007
Maurizio Benini, conductor

Joyce DiDonato (Rosina)
Claudia Waite (Berta)
Lawrence Brownlee (Count Almaviva)
Russell Braun (Figaro)
John Del Carlo (Dr. Bartolo)
Samuel Ramey (Don Basilio)

Approx. Length: 3 hours 15 minutes

January 16
Verdi’s La Traviata

Performance from January 18, 2020
Karel Mark Chichon, conductor

Aleksandra Kurzak (Violetta Valéry)
Dmytro Popov (Alfredo Germont)
Quinn Kelsey (Giorgio Germont)

Approx. Length: 2 hours 55 minutes

January 23
Verdi’s Il Trovatore

Performance from February 4, 1961
Fausto Cleva, conductor

Leontyne Price (Leonora)
Irene Dalis (Azucena)
Franco Corelli (Manrico)
Mario Sereni (di Luna)
William Wilderman (Ferrando)

Approx. Length: 2 hours 50 minutes

January 30
Gounod’s Faust

Performance from December 10, 2011
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

Marina Poplavskaya (Marguerite)
Michèle Losier (Siebel)
Jonas Kaufmann (Faust)
Russell Braun (Valentin)
René Pape (Méphistophélès)

Approx. Length: 3 hours 45 minutes

February 6
Listeners’ Choice: Historic Met Broadcast

This season, listeners also get to choose the historic broadcast they most want to hear for “Listeners’ Choice” on February 6, 2021. Voting begins in December.

Approx. Length: TBA

February 13
Massenet’s Cendrillon

Performance from April 28, 2018
Bertrand de Billy, conductor

Kathleen Kim (La Fée)
Joyce DiDonato (Cendrillon)
Alice Coote (Le Prince Charmant)
Stephanie Blythe (Madame de la Haltière)
Laurent Naouri (Pandolfe)

Approx. Length: 3 hours

February 20
Puccini’s La Rondine

Performance from January 10, 2009
Marco Armiliato, conductor

Angela Gheorghiu (Magda)
Lisette Oropesa (Lisette)
Roberto Alagna (Ruggero)
Marius Brenciu (Prunier)
Samuel Ramey (Rambaldo)

Approx. Length: 2 hours 25 minutes

February 27
Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier

Performance from May 13, 2017
Sebastian Weigle, conductor

Renée Fleming (Marschallin)
Elīna Garanča (Octavian)
Erin Morley (Sophie)
Helene Schneiderman (Annina)
Matthew Polenzani (A Singer)
Alan Oke (Valzacchi)
Markus Brück (Faninal)
Günther Groissböck (Baron Ochs)

Approx. Length: 4 hours 5 minutes

March 6
Bizet’s Carmen

Performance from November 1, 2014
Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor

Anita Hartig (Micaëla)
Anita Rachvelishvili (Carmen)
Aleksandrs Antonenko (Don José)
Ildar Abdrazakov (Escamillo)

Approx. Length: 3 hours 15 minutes

March 13
Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro

Performance from January 10, 2018
Harry Bicket, conductor

Ailyn Pérez (Countess)
Nadine Sierra (Susanna)
Isabel Leonard (Cherubino)
Katarina Leoson (Marcellina)
Mariusz Kwiecien (Count)
Ildar Abdrazakov (Figaro)
Maurizio Muraro (Dr. Bartolo)

Approx. Length: 3 hours 35 minutes

March 20
Rossini’s Le Comte Ory

Performance from February 2, 2013
Maurizio Benini

Pretty Yende (Countess Adèle)
Karine Deshayes (Isolier)
Susanne Resmark (Ragonde)
Juan Diego Flórez (Count Ory)
Nathan Gunn (Raimbaud)
Nicola Ulivieri (Tutor)

Approx. Length: 2 hours 55 minutes

March 27
Mozart’s Don Giovanni

Performance from March 10, 2012
Andrew Davis, conductor

Marina Rebeka (Donna Anna)
Ellie Dehn (Donna Elvira)
Isabel Leonard (Zerlina)
Matthew Polenzani (Don Ottavio)
Gerald Finley (Don Giovanni)
Bryn Terfel (Leporello)
Shenyang (Masetto)
James Morris (Commendatore)

Approx. Length: 3 hours 30 minutes

April 3
Dvořák’s Rusalka

Performance from February 8, 2014
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

Renée Fleming (Rusalka)
Emily Magee (Foreign Princess)
Dolora Zajick (Ježibaba)
Piotr Beczała (Prince)
John Relyea (Water Gnome)

Approx. Length: 3 hours 30 minutes

April 10
Puccini’s La Bohème

Performance from October 2, 2017
Alexander Soddy, conductor

Angel Blue (Mimì)
Brigitte Kele (Musetta)
Dmytro Popov (Rodolfo)
Lucas Meachem (Marcello)
Duncan Rock (Schaunard)
David Soar (Colline)
Paul Plishka (Benoit/Alcindoro)

Approx. Length: 2 hours 30 minutes

April 17
Janáček’s From the House of the Dead

Performance from December 2, 2009
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

Stefan Margita (Filka Morozov/Kuzmich)
Eric Stoklossa (Alyeya)
Peter Mattei (Shishkov)
Willard White (Gorianchikov)

Approx. Length: 1 hour 50 minutes

April 24
Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten

Performance from November 26, 2013
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor

Anne Schwanewilms (Empress)
Christine Goerke (Dyer’s Wife)
Ildikó Komlósi (Nurse)
Torsten Kerl (Emperor)
Johan Reuter (Barak)
Richard Paul Fink (Messenger)

Approx. Length: 4 hours

May 1
Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux

Performance from April 16, 2016
Maurizio Benini, conductor

Sondra Radvanovsky (Elisabetta)
Elīna Garanča (Sara)
Matthew Polenzani (Roberto)
Mariusz Kwiecien (Duke of Nottingham)

Approx. Length: 2 hours 55 minutes

May 8
Anna Netrebko Puccini Gala

Performance from December 31, 2019
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

LA BOHÈME, ACT I:
Anna Netrebko (Mimì)
Matthew Polenzani (Rodolfo)
Quinn Kelsey (Marcello)
Davide Luciano (Schaunard)
Christian Van Horn (Colline)
Arthur Woodley (Benoit);

TOSCA, ACT I:
Anna Netrebko (Tosca)
Yusif Eyvazov (Cavaradossi)
Evgeny Nikitin (Scarpia)
Patrick Carfizzi (Sacristan);

TURANDOT, ACT II:
Anna Netrebko (Turandot)
Yusif Eyvazov (Calàf)

Approx. Length: 3 hours 5 minutes

May 15
Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde

Performance from October 8, 2016
Simon Rattle, conductor

Nina Stemme (Isolde)
Ekaterina Gubanova (Brangäne)
Stuart Skelton (Tristan)
Evgeny Nikitin (Kurwenal)
René Pape (King Marke)

Approx. Length: 4 hours 35 minutes

May 22
Bellini’s I Puritani

Performance from February 18, 2017
Maurizio Benini, conductor

Diana Damrau (Elvira Walton)
Javier Camarena (Lord Arturo Talbot)
Alexey Markov (Riccardo Forth)
Luca Pisaroni (Giorgio Walton)

Approx. Length: 3 hours 35 minutes

May 29
Verdi’s Otello

Performance from October 17, 2015
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

Sonya Yoncheva (Desdemona)
Aleksandrs Antonenko (Otello)
Dimitri Pittas (Cassio)
Željko Lučić (Iago)
Günther Groissböck (Lodovico)

Approx. Length: 3 hours

June 5
Britten’s Billy Budd

Performance from March 8, 1997
Steuart Bedford, conductor

Philip Langridge (Captain Vere)
Dwayne Croft (Billy Budd)
James Morris (Claggart)
Victor Braun (Mr. Redburn)
Julien Robbins (Lt. Ratcliffe)
James Courtney (Mr. Flint)
Paul Plishka (Dansker)

Approx. Length: 3 hours 10 minutes