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Berlioz:  The Damnation of Faust
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Berlioz:  The Damnation of Faust

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2021-2022 Operas within Driving Distance

4/9/22. Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro

4/9/22.  Mozart:  The Marriage of Figaro
This is a second performance of this work this year, with a new cast. Gerald Finley is the Count and Christian van Horn is Figaro, with Federica Lombardi as the Countess and Ying Fang as Susanna, with Sasha Cooke as the new Cherubino. This is the first repeat of an opera in the same season in many years.

4/2/22. Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin

4/2/22.  Tchaikovsky:  Eugene Onegin
Ailyn Perez makes her role debut as Tatiana, with Igor Golovatenko as Onegin and Ain Anger as Prince Gremin, with Piotr Beczala as Lenski, who will die in the Act II duel.

3/26/22. Verdi: Don Carlo

3/26/22.  Verdi:  Don Carlo
The original five-act French version is presented for the first time in the Met's history. Matthew Polenzani and Sonya Yoncheva are the ill-fated son of Spain's King Philip II and France's Henry II, who become stepmother and son instead of husband and wife after falling in love in the park of Fontainbleau. Jamie Barton is the Princess Eboli, who is banned from Court after betraying the queen.

3/19/22. Handel: Rodelinda

3/19/22.  Handel:  Rodelinda
Elsa van den Heever and two countertenors, Iestyn Davies and Anthony Rolf Costanza, are Rodelinda, her husband Bertarido, and Unulfo, Bertarido's assistant.

03/12/22 Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos

03/12/22  Richard Strauss:  Ariadne auf Naxos
Two views of love from Ariadne and Zerbinetta is one of the themes of this opera. These are contrasted with the love of the Composer for his work and the lust of a god for a mortal.

03/05/22 Donizetti: La Fille du Regiment, 1973

03/05/22  Donizetti:  La Fille du Regiment, 1973
Sutherland and Pavarotti with Regina Resnik and Fernando Corena were the fun and funny Marie, Tonio, Marquise of Berkenfield, and Sergeant Sulpice of the 21st Regiment in this performance from 1973.



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