The Metropolitan Opera
From its opening in 1883, the Metropolitan Opera has been one of the world's leading opera companies. Today, the Met's preeminent position rests on the elements that established its reputation: high quality performances with many of the world's most renowned artists, a superior company of choral and orchestral musicians, a large repertory of works, and the resources to make performances available to the public.
Each season, the Met stages more than two hundred performances of opera in New York City. More than 800,000 people attend the performances in the opera house during the season. Millions more, throughout the world, experience the Met on television, on tours, and through cinemacasts, radio, and recordings.
Launched in 1931, the Metropolitan Opera's Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical music program in radio history. The 85th season begins on December 5th, 2015, with La Bohème. Puccini’s unforgettable tale of love, youth, and tragic loss returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, perhaps his most beloved staging of all. Maria Agresta, Ramón Vargas, and Bryan Hymel are among the artists appearing as the young Parisian lovers in the bohemian setting that brings the Latin Quarter to life on the stage of the Met. Paolo Carignani and Dan Ettinger conduct. Mary Jo Heath, who was a senior producer of the radio broadcasts for nine seasons, will succeed Margaret Juntwait, who died in June after holding the post for more than a decade, joining co-commentator Ira Siff. Many opera fans will already be familiar with Ms. Heath’s voice: she announced most of last season’s broadcasts after Ms. Juntwait’s illness kept her from the broadcast booth. Following each opera broadcast, programming will continue to be recorded and hosted by opera host Lane Whitesell.
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Saturday, March 5th: 11:55-3:30pm
AMC Quail Springs Mall
Regal Spotlight Stadium 14
SUMMER 2016 OPERA SCHEDULE
Lyric Opera of Chicago
May 14 Marriage of Figaro / Mozart
May 21 Bel Canto / J. López
May 28 Cinderella / Rossini Underwritten already
June 4 Wozzeck / Berg
June 11 Merry Widow / Lehár
June 18 Nabucco / Verdi
June 25 Der Rosenkavalier / Strauss
July 2 Romeo & Juliet / Gounod
July 9 Rusalka / Dvořák
July 16 Gianni Schicchi/Pagliacci / Puccini/Leoncavallo
July 23 Norma / Bellini
July 30 The Two Foscari / Verdi
August 6 Moby-Dick / J. Heggie
August 13 Falstaff / Verdi
San Francisco Opera
August 20 Luisa Miller / Verdi
August 27 Lucia di Lammermoor / Donizetti
September 3 Die Meistersinger / Wagner
September 10 Magic Flute / Mozart
September 17 Barber of Seville / Rossini
September 24 Fall of the House of Usher / Debussy, Getty, et al. (reconstruction)
October 1 Dialogues of the Carmelites / Poulenc
October 8 Carmen / Bizet
October 15 Don Carlos / Verdi
October 22 Jenůfa / Janáček
October 29 TBA – More Information Coming Soon!
November 5 TBA
November 12 TBA
November 19 TBA
November 26 TBA