The Met Season Opens September 22
With a New Production of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro
The Metropolitan Opera’s 130th season opens with a new staging of Mozart’s enormously popular comedy, in which romantic entanglements complicate the wedding plans of the servant Figaro and his wife, the clever housemaid Susanna. Met Music Director James Levine, who returns to a full conducting schedule this season, leads his first opening night in four years, and the staging is by director Richard Eyre (the Met’s Carmen and Werther) and Tony-winning designer Rob Howell (Matilda on Broadway). Russian bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov leads the cast as Figaro, with German soprano Marlis Petersen as Susanna; Swedish baritone Peter Mattei as Figaro’s employer, Count Almaviva; American mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as the boisterous page, Cherubino; and rising American soprano Amanda Majeski in her Met debut as Almaviva’s wife, the long-suffering Countess. A new cast takes on the central roles for five performances beginning December 4.
The opera opens September 22 at 6:15 p.m. with an Opening Night Gala performance, which will also be simulcast to Lincoln Center Plaza (click here to enter a lottery for free tickets) and in Times Square (first-come, first-served seating; details here.)
Additional performances September 25, 27, October 2, 7, 10, 14, 18, 22, 25, December 4, 8, 12, 15, 20. Curtain times vary: complete schedule here. (Running time: 3 hours, 34 minutes, including one intermission.)
Tickets begin at $30; for prices, more information, or to place an order, please call (212) 362-6000 or visit www.metopera.org. Special rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling (212) 341-5410 or visiting www.metopera.org/groups.
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