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With the Met’s announcement of the 2018-2019 season approximately a week away, La Cieca thought we should review the always oracular and generally accurate Future Met Wiki, where “opera enthusiasts share their (very) educated guesses about repertory and casting for future seasons of the Metropolitan Opera.” 

The predicted season—updated yesterday, it seems, with full repertoire—looks like this:

New Productions

Saint-Saëns’ Samson et Dalila (Opening Night)
Production: Darko Tresniak
Samson: Roberto Alagna/Kristian Benedikt
Dalila: Elina Garanca
High Priest: Laurent Naouri

Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur
Production: David McVicar
Adriana: Anna Netrebko
Maurizio: Piotr Beczala
Princess de Bouillon: Anita Rachvelishvili
Michonnet: Ambrogio Maestri

Nico Muhly’s Marnie
Production: Michael Mayer
Margaret “Marnie” Edgar: Isabel Leonard
Mrs. Rutland: Janis Kelly

Verdi’s La Traviata
Production: Michael Mayer
Date: November and December
Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Violetta: Diana Damrau
Alfredo: Juan Diego Florez
Germont:Quinn Kelsey


Verdi’s Aida
Aida: Anna Netrebko
Amneris: Dolora Zajick/Olesya Petrova/Anita Rachvelishvili
Ramfis: Vitalij Kowaljow / Stefan Kocan

Puccini’s La Boheme

Bizet’s Carmen
Don Jose: Roberto Alagna
Micaela: Aleksandra Kurzak
Conductor: Omar Meir Wellber/Lorenzo Viotti

Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito

Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites
Madame de Croissy: Karita Mattila

Mozart’s Don Giovanni
Zerlina: Aida Garifullina
Don Giovanni: Luca Pisaroni/Peter Mattei
Il Comandatore: Stefan Kocan

Verdi’s Falstaff
Quickly: Marie-Nicole Lemieux
Ford: Juan Jesus Rodriguez

Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West
Dick Johnson: Jonas Kaufmann/Yusif Eyvazov
Conductor: Marco Armiliato

Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment
Tonio: Javier Camarena
Marie: Pretty Yende

Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta / Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle
Iolanta: Sonya Yoncheva
Robert: Alexey Markov
Ibn-Hakia: Elchin Azizov
King Rene: Vitalij Kowaljow
Bluebeard: Gerald Finley

Mozart’s The Magic Flute

Boito’s Mefistofele
Margherita (and Elena?): Angela Meade
Faust: Michael Fabiano
Mefistofele: Christian Van Horn

Verdi’s Otello
Iago: Željko Lu?i?

Bizet’s Les pêcheurs de perles
Nadir: Javier Camarena
Leila: Pretty Yende

Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande
Genevieve: Marie-Nicole Lemieux

Verdi’s Rigoletto
Rigoletto: Zeljko Lucic
Gilda: Rosa Feola
Maddalena: Ramona Zaharia
Duke: Matthew Polenzani
Sparafucile: Dmitri Ivashchenko/Stefan Kocan

Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen
Conductor: Philippe Jordan
Brunnhilde: Christine Goerke
Siegline: Eva-Maria Westbroek
Gutrune: Edith Haller
Wotan: Michael Volle
Siegmund: Stuart Skelton
Fricka: Jamie Barton
Fasolt/Hunding: Gunther Groissbock
Alberich: Tomasz Konieczny
Gunther: Evgeny Nikitin
Siegfried: Andreas Schager / Stefan Vinke
Hagen: Eric Owens

Puccini’s Tosca

Puccini’s Il Trittico
Giorgetta / Suor Angelica / Lauretta: Kristine Opolais (?)
Giorgetta: Tatiana Melnychenko
Luigi: Marcelo Alvarez
Michele: George Gagnidze
Gianni Schicchi: Plácido Domingo

  • Camille

    Christian, last note on Lise Davidsen:

    She ended by singing the Wiegenlied of R. Strauss.

    It was AN OCCASION, as she was being awarded THE SIBELIUS PRIZE!!!! It has a prize of 100,000 krønen, whatever that is in our money, and she sang one of those songs that Birgit and Flagstad sing of his —- I CAN’T recall which one but it is very familiar — and it all brought tears to my parched throat as I felt like “Yes, this is the one and it will all go on with her”. Hope you got to hear it and I am very well pleased for her, for she additionally sounds like a very humble small girl when speaking. Brava la vera diva!

  • Camille

    Christian: this was Lise’s encore “Var det en dröm”, one of the best Sibelius songs:

    I am absolutely thrilled she was recognised in this manner!!

  • Ralph Gioncardi

    Does anyone have cast lists for MET next season/