When to Catch Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Season Announcement and Everything We Know So Far

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The Metropolitan Opera announces its 2017-18 season on Feb. 15 at 12 p.m. EST.

The company announced on Instagram that the upcoming season would feature 5 new productions, 2 Met Opera premieres, 19 revivals, and one special series of performances. While the majority of the season has been kept under wraps, there are already many known facts. Last summer the Met confirmed that the season would open with a new production of Bellini’s “Norma” with Sondra Radvanovksy. It was also made know that David McVicar would also direct a new production of Puccini’s “Tosca.”

It was also announced that Anna Netrebko would make her role debut as “Tosca” and would also alternate with Kristine Opolais. Peter Gelb also announced that the season had added Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” for Netrebko.

A month ago it was announced that Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino” would not be presented. As a result the opera would be replaced by performances of Verdi’s “Requiem” with Krassimira Stoyanova, mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Semenchuk, tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko and bass Ferruccio Furlanetto.

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Francisco Salazar
FRANCISCO SALAZAR, (Publisher) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he has had the privilege of interviewing numerous opera stars including Anita Rachvelshvili and Ailyn Perez. He also worked as an entertainment reporter where he covered the New York and Tribeca Film Festivals and interviewed many celebrities such as Antonio Banderas, Edgar Ramirez and Benedict Cumberbatch. He currently freelances for Remezcla. He holds a Masters in Media Management from the New School and a Bachelor's in Film Production and Italian studies from Hofstra University.

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