Anna Netrebko, Lisette Oropesa, Michael Fabiano, Luciano Pavarotti & Philip Glass Lead Week 58 & 59 of Metropolitan Opera Nightly StreamsBy Francisco Salazar
The Metropolitan Opera has announced its next two weeks of streams, which include a plethora of famed opera stars, modern operas, and classic productions. The company will also showcase the streaming premiere of the 1984 telecast of Verdi’s “Simon Boccanegra,” starring Sherrill Milnes, Anna Tomowa-Sintow, and Vasile Moldoveanu and the 2000 telecast of Beethoven’s “Fidelio,” with Karita Mattila, Ben Heppner, Falk Struckmann, and René Pape. The company will also partner up with Carnegie Hall to showcase “Satyagraha” as part of the Voices of Hope festival.
The first week’s theme will be Moral Authority while the second will be City of Light. Here is a breakdown:
Week 58 – Moral Authority
Monday, April 19 – Wagner’s Lohengrin
Starring Eva Marton, Leonie Rysanek, Peter Hofmann, Leif Roar, and John Macurdy, conducted by James Levine. Production by August Everding. From January 10, 1986.
Tuesday, April 20 – Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito
Starring Lucy Crowe, Barbara Frittoli, Elīna Garanča, Kate Lindsey, Giuseppe Filianoti, and Oren Gradus, conducted by Harry Bicket. Production by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle. From December 1, 2012.
Wednesday, April 21 – Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West
Starring Deborah Voigt, Marcello Giordani, and Lucio Gallo, conducted by Nicola Luisotti. Production by Giancarlo Del Monaco. From January 8, 2011.
Thursday, April 22 – Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra
Starring Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Vasile Moldoveanu, Sherrill Milnes, and Paul Plishka, conducted by James Levine. Production by Tito Capobianco. From December 29, 1984.
Friday, April 23 – Philip Glass’s Satyagraha
Starring Rachelle Durkin, Richard Croft, Kim Josephson, and Alfred Walker, conducted by Dante Anzolini. Production by Phelim McDermott. From November 19, 2011.
Saturday, April 24 – Beethoven’s Fidelio
Starring Karita Mattila, Ben Heppner, Falk Struckmann, and René Pape, conducted by James Levine. Production by Jürgen Flimm. From October 28, 2000.
Sunday, April 25 – Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites
Starring Isabel Leonard, Adrianne Pieczonka, Erin Morley, Karen Cargill, Karita Mattila, David Portillo, and Jean-François Lapointe, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Production by John Dexter. From May 11, 2019.
Week 59 – City of Light
Monday, April 26 – Puccini’s La Bohème
Starring Sonya Yoncheva, Susanna Phillips, Michael Fabiano, Lucas Meachem, and Matthew Rose, conducted by Marco Armiliato. Production by Franco Zeffirelli. From February 24, 2018.
Tuesday, April 27 – Lehár’s The Merry Widow
Starring Renée Fleming, Kelli O’Hara, Nathan Gunn, Alek Shrader, and Sir Thomas Allen, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. Production by Susan Stroman. From January 17, 2015.
Wednesday, April 28 – Giordano’s Andrea Chénier
Starring Maria Guleghina, Wendy White, Stephanie Blythe, Luciano Pavarotti, and Juan Pons, conducted by James Levine. Production by Nicolas Joël. From October 15, 1996.
Thursday, April 29 – Massenet’s Manon
Starring Lisette Oropesa, Michael Fabiano, Artur Ruciński, and Kwangchul Youn, conducted by Maurizio Benini. Production by Laurent Pelly. From October 26, 2019.
Friday, April 30 – Verdi’s La Traviata
Starring Ileana Cotrubas, Plácido Domingo, and Cornell MacNeil, conducted by James Levine. Production by Colin Graham. From March 28, 1981.
Saturday, May 1 – Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur
Starring Anna Netrebko, Anita Rachvelishvili, Piotr Beczała, and Ambrogio Maestri, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. Production by Sir David McVicar. From January 12, 2019.
Sunday, May 2 – Puccini’s La Rondine
Starring Angela Gheorghiu, Lisette Oropesa, Roberto Alagna, Marius Brenciu, and Samuel Ramey, conducted by Marco Armiliato. Production by Nicolas Joël. From January 10, 2009.