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La fanciulla del west side

Bigger! Longer! Uncut?

Jonas Kaufmann‘s Dick will highlight the Met’s 2018-2019 season, when the tenor sings a new production of Puccini’s La fanciulla del West in New York. (Not to be confused with La fanciulla del West in New York, a forthcoming work from Adams and Sellars.) Until  now, only Vienna State Opera audiences have had the honor of enjoying Kaufmann’s Johnson. Read more »

No fits, no fights, no feuds and no egos

The list of collaborations between Anna Netrebko and Yannick Nézet-Séguin has expanded yet again, with a new Met production of Lohengrin in 2022 (directed by Phelim McDermott) joining previously revealed plans for Aïda in 2019-2020 and Salome in 2020-2021. Read more »

The once and future queen

In addition to her first Met Aida performances next season, forthcoming projects for the one and only Anna Netrebko just keep gushing out.  Read more »

Fresh faces

Bass Christian Zaremba will sing the role of Angelotti in the Met’s new production of Tosca opening New Year’s Eve.

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Lethal injection

If British Opera magazine is to be believed, incoming Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin has already scheduled the first artistic fiasco of his new incumbency.

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Master of the house

Incoming Met music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin “plans to open his first season with a new production of Verdi’s Aida starring Anna Netrebko and to start the following season with Ms. Netrebko as Strauss’s Salome.”

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What dreams may come

La Cieca is assured by one of her most reliable mavens that a 2018-2019 production of Lohengrin at the Met looks like a definite “go.”

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The naked truth

Highlights of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2019-2020 season, according the always intriguing Met Future Wiki.

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Principessa altera

Anna Netrebko will sing Turandot at the Met in a “forthcoming season.”

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All fall down

La Cieca (pictured) asks, what are your eight (or even 10) can’t-miss opera events for the fall?

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