This summer we also have a great season of recorded
encore shows bringing back some of the highlights of the last four
years of Met HD Live.
A great price too. All seats £15.00.
Carmen - Georges Bizet
Wed June 19th 7.00pm Book Now
Richard Eyre's hit production stars Elīna Garanča as the seductive
gypsy of the title, opposite Roberto Alagna as the obsessed Don
José. Carmen "is about sex, violence, and racism-and its corollary:
freedom," the director says about Bizet's drama. "It is one of the
inalienably great works of art. It's sexy, in every sense. And I
think it should be shocking."
Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Production: Richard Eyre; Barbara
Frittoli, Elīna Garanča, Roberto Alagna, Mariusz Kwiecien
Il Trovatore - Giuseppe Verdi
Wed June 26th 7.00pm Book Now
David McVicar's stirring production of Verdi's intense drama
premiered at the Met in the 2008-09 season. This revival stars four
extraordinary singers-Sondra Radvanovsky, Dolora Zajick, Marcelo
Álvarez, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky-in what might be the composer's
most melodically rich score.
Marco Armiliato; Sondra Radvanovsky, Dolora Zajick, Marcelo
Álvarez, Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Armida - Gioachino Rossini
Wed July 10th 7.00pm Book Now
This mythical story of a sorceress who enthralls men in her island
prison has inspired operatic settings by a multitude of composers,
including Gluck, Haydn, and Dvořák. Renée Fleming stars in the
title role of Rossini's version, opposite no fewer than five
tenors. Director Mary Zimmerman describes the work as "a buried
treasure, a box of jewels." Armida is a fanciful and magical tale
with "an epic, enchanted quality and a tremendous visual element."
Conductor: Riccardo Frizza; Production: Mary Zimmerman; Renée
Fleming, Lawrence Brownlee, Bruce Ford, Barry Banks, Kobie van
La Traviata - Giuseppe Verdi
Wed July 17th 7.00pm Book Now
Natalie Dessay stars as Verdi's most beloved heroine in Willy
Decker's stunning production, first seen at the Met in 2010.
Matthew Polenzani is her lover, Alfredo, and Dimitri Hvorostovsky
sings his stern father, Germont. Met Principal Conductor Fabio
Luisi is on the podium.
Conductor: Fabio Luisi; Production: Willy Decker; Natalie Dessay,
Matthew Polenzani, Dimitri Hvorostovsky
Turandot - Giacomo Puccini
Sun July 21st 5.00pm Book Now
Director Franco Zeffirelli's breathtaking production of Puccini's
last opera is a favorite of the Met repertoire. Maria Guleghina
plays the ruthless Chinese princess of the title, whose hatred of
men is so strong that she has all suitors who can't solve her
riddles beheaded. Marcello Giordani sings Calàf, the unknown prince
who eventually wins her love and whose solos include the famous
Conductor: Andris Nelsons; Production: Franco Zeffirelli; Maria
Guleghina, Marina Poplavskaya, Marcello Giordani, Samuel Ramey
Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Gioachino
Sun July 28th 5.00pm Book Now
One of the most beloved operatic comedies of all time, Rossini's
The Barber of Seville is presented in a production by director
Bartlett Sher. Superstar tenor Juan Diego Flórez as Count Almaviva
is joined by American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as Rosina and
Peter Mattei in the title role of the swaggering barber.
Conductor: Benini; Production: Bartlett Sher; Joyce DiDonato, Juan
Diego Flórez, Peter Mattei, John Del Carlo, John Relyea