The Metropolitan Opera unveils next season

Start Garanca, Netrebko will continue

February 22, 2018 at 11:16, views: 157

Important news: hurry to stifle the effects of the scandal and sudden disappearance, with posters of James Levine, the Metropolitan Opera made a financial calendar somersault and announced that Yannick Nezhe-séguin will become its chief conductor (Music Director) not in two years as planned, and already the nearest autumn.

Yannick Nezhe-Séguin

In this role he will open next season, will conduct at the Met three cycle performances (a new “La Traviata”, the revived “pelléas and mélisande” by Debussy and “Les Dialogues des Carmelites” by Poulenc) and two concerts of the orchestra Met in Carnegie hall, and will begin actively working on the repertoire for the following season and will deal with other current issues of the company. To pay him 15 million will be allocated by Fund families Lerman, Neubauer from Philadelphia (the Tender-séguin is at the head of the Philadelphia Symphony, and his contract was extended for another eight years), so his position will now be named Lerman-Neubauer.

The season opens on 24 September and, as we are accustomed to, a new production of the Opera by Saint-Saens “Samson and Delilah” will appear in a new stage interpretation of an American, winner of a Tony Darko Tresnjak under the management of Englishman Mark elder, with Elina Garanca and Roberto Alagna in the lead roles. However, Tresnjak received a Tony for staging the farce of “a Gentleman’s guide to love and murder,” but the Los Angeles Opera staged “Macbeth.” See what a Serb by origin, he will do a French Opera about the Philistines and the Jews. By the way, this play involves Elchin Azizov and Dmitry Beloselsky. And when the Opera returns in the spring (from March 13), Delilah will be Anita Rachvelishvili and Samson – Alexander Antonenko.

Another season premiere Opera by Nico muli “Marnie” (this is a family drama based on the novel by Winston Graham already played in London and met cool) with Isabel Leonard in the title role, under the control of Robert Spano (this will be his debut at the Met) and staged by Michael Myers, a few years ago to put at the Met “Rigoletto”. Perhaps the success of “Rigoletto” pushed Met to enjoy Myers a new reading of another favorite of Verdi – “La Traviata”. Starring – Diane Damrau and Juan Diego Fiore. In April, the show will return with a glorious Anita Hartig in the role of Violetta and Stephen Costello.

Finally, the last premiere – “Adrienne Lecouvreur” by Francesco Cilea with Anna Netrebko in the title role, Anita Rachvelishvili in the role of her opponent, Peter Bechley the subject of their passion and Maurizio Gianandrea Noseda with the remote control. The Production By David McVicar. First performance on 31 December, it will be a traditional gala of the Met.

All four new productions! So few Met have never offered. More recently, each season consisted of seven to eight new plays that are more typical of Opera company of this magnitude. The General Manager of the Met Peter Gelb explains the modest number of Prime fact that the stage of the Met will return (for the first time in five years) “der Ring des Nibelungen” directed by Robert Lepage, known for elaborate decorations. Their “raising”, and even for three times the performance of the tetralogy of Wagner, an expensive and time-consuming. It is no coincidence that all four premieres are concentrated in the first part of the season. The role of brünnhilde will be singing Christina Gerke, and conduct – Philippe Jordan, chief conductor of the Paris Opera.

In addition to the “Ring” will return to the stage for another 18 operas, including “Aida” by Verdi, where Netrebko will be the first time at the Met to sing the title role, in the role of Amneris will be Anita Rachvelishvili, and Radames Alexander Antonenko (please note that the performances of “Aida” starts September 26, and the second series of “Hades”, which will begin in January, another composition, with Olesya Petrova in the role of Amneris). Will return and “the Girl of the West” by Puccini, where the main male role of dick Johnson will be alternately execute Jonas Kaufmann and Yusif Eyvazov), and “Othello” Verdi, where the panel Met Opera for the first time will fall, Gustavo Dudamel, and “Iolanta” (this time with Sonia Janeway in the title role) and the brilliant staging of Verdi’s “Falstaff”.

The Italian Carlo Rizzi will be conducted by “Anguish”, and the main role will be fulfilled by Sondra Radvanovsky and Joseph Calella. Israeli Omer Meir Wellber trust to conduct “Carmen”. For the first time since 2000, will perform Opera, Boito’s “mefistofele”, and pretty Jenda, which has already become the darling of the Met, will appear in the role of Leila in “the pearl fishers” – Mariusz Quicena and Xavier Camarena, and will participate in the performance of Donizetti’s comic Opera “the daughter of the regiment”.

In November 2018 will mark the 100th anniversary of the premiere of “Triptych” Puccini (“Cloak”, “Sister Angelica” and “Gianni Schicchi”), specially written for the Met, and the anniversary will be celebrated with a series of performances, successfully delivered in 2007 by Jack O’brien. Among the soloists will be Kristina opolais, Marcelo Alvarez, Placido Domingo and debutant Kristina Mkhitaryan, is well known for performances of the Bolshoi theatre. Another name that is already popular in Europe, but for the first time put in a poster of the Met – Aida Garifullina (Zerlina in “don Giovanni” by Mozart).

Ten performances will be shown in cinema: from “Aida” in October to “Dialogues des Carmelites” in may. Tickets will begin selling on July 18. Some of the Opera will be shown in schools for students and teachers, this tradition exists already for 12 years. The rest of the details on the website metopera. Org.