Puccini's opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II's evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept.
The Gershwins' modern American masterpiece has its first Met performances in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles.
Choreographer Cathy Marston is previously an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and much in demand internationally.
Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato leads as the imperious title empress in the Met's first-ever performance of this tale of deception and deceit.Set in Ancient Rome, Agrippina plots the downfall of Emperor Claudius to secure the throne for her son Nero, in Handel's first operatic triumph.Harry Bicket c
Award-winning, Sir Bryn Terfel CBE, returns to the Met for the first time since 2012, as the mysterious seafarer searching for salvation in this co-production with L'Opera de Quebec and Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam.Inspired by the legend of the Flying Dutchman, the Captain of a ghostly ship wh
Beethoven's only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as 'Fidelio') who daringly sets out to rescue him.
Liam Scarlett's glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival.
The story of Christ's death and resurrection has dominated western culture for the past 2000 years. It is perhaps the most significant historical event of all time, as recounted by the gospels but, equally, as depicted by the greatest artists in history.
Two opera classics are drawn together in this wonderfully observed re-creation of life in a south Italian village as a travelling theatre visits and emotions erupt.
Dante's Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light.