Tonight’s the night, cher public, traditionally the busiest of the year here at parterre. Complete details on the opening night performance of Anna Bolena after the jump.

The performance starts at 6:30 pm and will be simulcast both in Times Square and in Lincoln Center Plaza, with pre-show coverage, including red-carpet interviews hosted by Deborah Voigt, starting at 6pm.

Live audio broadcasts may be heard on Metropolitan Opera Radio on Siriux/XM and streamed from the Met’s Listen Live site. These broadcasts will also include pre-opera coverage beginning at 6 pm.

As always, La Casa della Cieca will be open for your real-time discussion enjoyment. For longer reactions and post-performance musings, feel free to comment on this thread.

Anna Bolena: Anna Netrebko
Giovanna Seymour: Ekaterina Gubanova
Smeton: Tamara Mumford
Lord Riccardo Percy: Stephen Costello
Enrico VIII: Ildar Abdrazakov
Lord Rochefort: Keith Miller
Sir Hervey: Eduardo Valdes

Conductor: Marco Armiliato
Production: David McVicar
Set Designer: Robert Jones
Costume Designer: Jenny Tiramani
Lighting Designer: Paule Constable
Choreographer: Andrew George