Anna Bolena
June 13
6:30 PM

Estimated run time: 3 hours, 10 minutes

Anna Netrebko opened the Met’s 2011-12 season with her portrayal of the ill-fated queen driven insane by her unfaithful king, singing one of opera's greatest mad scenes. David McVicar’s Met premiere production also stars Ekaterina Gubanova as her rival, Jane Seymour, and Ildar Abdrazakov as Henry VIII. Marco Armiliato conducts the first of Donizetti's Tudor trilogy.

Production: David McVicar
Conductor: Marco Armiliato
Cast: Anna Netrebko, Ekaterina Gubanova, Tamara Mumford, Stephen Costello, Ildar Abdrazakov

Original transmission: October 15, 2011


Le Comte Ory
June 20
6:30 PM

Estimated run time: 2 hours, 25 minutes

Bel canto sensation Juan Diego Flórez sings the title role of Rossini's vocally dazzling comedy, in Bartlett Sher’s Met premiere production. Joyce DiDonato stars in the trouser role of the page Isolier, who vies with Count Ory for the love of Countess Adèle, sung by Diana Damrau.

Production: Bartlett Sher
Conductor: Maurizio Benini
Cast: Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato, Susanne Resmark, Juan Diego Flórez, Stéphane Degout, Michele Pertusi

Original transmission: Saturday, April 9, 2011


Don Giovanni
June 27
6:30 PM

Estimated run time: 4 hours

Mariusz Kwiecien is the world’s most famous lover in Michael Grandage's new production, led by Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi. The lineup of refined Mozartians also includes Marina Rebeka, Barbara Frittoli, Ramón Vargas, and Luca Pisaroni.

Production: Michael Grandage
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Cast: Marina Rebeka, Barbara Frittoli, Mojca Erdmann, Ramón Vargas, Mariusz Kwiecien, Luca Pisaroni, Joshua Bloom, Štefan Kocán

Original transmission: October 29, 2011


Les Contes d'Hoffmann
July 11
6:30 PM

Estimated run time: 3 hours

Bartlett Sher’s 2009 production stars Joseph Calleja in the tour-de-force title role of Offenbach's fictionalized take on the life and loves of the German Romantic writer E.T.A. Hoffmann. Anna Netrebko is the tragic Antonia and Alan Held sings the demonic four villains. Met Music Director James Levine conducts.

Conductor: James Levine
Production: Bartlett Sher
Cast: Kathleen Kim, Anna Netrebko, Ekaterina Gubanova, Kate Lindsey, Joseph Calleja, Alan Held
The Live in HD production of Les Contes d’Hoffmann does not include the partial nudity seen in the stage production.

Original transmission: December 19, 2009


Lucia di Lammermoor
July 18
6:30 PM

Estimated run time: 2 hours, 25 minutes

Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Donizetti’s bel canto tragedy in her Met role debut, with Piotr Beczala as her lover, Edgardo. Mariusz Kwiecien is her tyrannical brother. Mary Zimmerman’s hit production, first seen in 2007, is staged as a Victorian ghost story.

Production: Mary Zimmerman
Conductor: Marco Armiliato
Cast: Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczala, Mariusz Kwiecien, Ildar Abdrazakov

Original transmission: February 7, 2009


Der Rosenkavalier
July 25
6:30 PM

Estimated run time: 3 hours, 20 minutes

Strauss’s comic masterpiece of love and intrigue in 18th-century Vienna stars Renée Fleming as the aristocratic Marschallin and Susan Graham in the trouser role of her young lover. Edo de Waart conducts a cast that also includes Kristinn Sigmundsson and Thomas Allen.

Production: Nathaniel Merrill
Conductor: Edo de Waart
Cast: Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Christine Schäfer, Eric Cutler, Thomas Allen, Kristinn Sigmundsson

Original transmission: Saturday, January 9, 2010

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