Sonya Yoncheva, Sondra Radvanovsky, Anna Netrebko & Renée Fleming Headline Metropolitan Opera’s 2022-23 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Metropolitan Opera has announced its 2022-23 season featuring seven new productions.

Here is a breakdown of the season.

New Productions

Sir. David McVicar directs a new production of Cherubini’s “Medea” with Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role. The cast will be rounded out by Janai Brugger, Ekaterina Gubanova, Matthew Polenzani, and Michele Pertusi. Carlo Rizzi conducts.

Performance Dates: Sept. 27-Oct. 28, 2022

Kevin Puts’ “The Hours” makes its Met premiere in a production by Phelim McDermott. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the production with Joyce DiDonato, Renée Fleming, Kelli O’Hara, Kyle Ketelsen, Sean Panikkar, Brandon Cedel, and William Burden.

Performance Dates: Nov. 22-Dec. 15, 2022

Giordano’s “Fedora” will be conducted by Marco Armiliato with Sonya Yoncheva, Rosa Feola, Piotr Beczala, and Artur Rucinski. Sir David McVicar directs.

Performance Dates: Dec. 31, 2022-Jan. 28, 2023

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts François Girard’s new production of “Lohengrin” with Piotr Beczała, Christine Goerke, Tamara Wilson, Elena Stikhina, Evgeny Nikitin, Brian Mulligan, and Günther Groissböck. Patrick Furrer also conducts two performance.

Performance Dates: Feb. 26-April 1, 2023

Terence Blanchard’s “Champion” makes its Met debut in a production by James Robinson. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts with Eric Owens, Ryan Speedo Green, Latonia Moore, Stephanie Blythe, and Meredith Arwady.

Performance Dates: April 10-May 13, 2023

Ivo van Hove directs a new production of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” with Natalie Stutzmann conducting. The cast will be led by Peter Mattei, Federica Lombardi, Ana María Martínez, Ying Fang, Ben Bliss, Adam Plachetka, Alfred Walker, Alexander Tsymbalyuk, and Dmitry Belosselskiy.

Performance Dates: May 5-June 2, 2022

Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte” gets a new production with Simon McBurney directing. Lawrence Brownlee, Erin Morley, Kathryn Lewek, Nathalie Stutzmann, Thomas Oliemans, Alan Held, Stephen Milling, and Breton Ryan star.

Performance Dates: May 19-June 10, 2023


Verdi’s “Aida” returns for 15 performances with Latonia Moore and Michelle Bradley alternating the title role. The cast also includes Quinn Kelsey, Olesya Petrova, Anita Rachvelishvili, Brian Jagde, Marcelo Alvarez, George Gagnidze, Luca Salsi, Christian Van Horn, Alexandros Stavrakakis, and Krzysztof Baczyk. Paolo Carignani conducts.

Performance Dates: Dec. 2, 2022-May 18, 2023

Yannick Nézet-Séguin and James Gaffigan conduct Puccini’s “La Bohème” which will be performed with two casts. The first cast will be led by Eleonora Buratto, Kristina Mkhitaryan, Stephen Costell0, Davide Luciano, Alexey Lavrov, Christian Van Horn, and Donald Maxwell. The second cast will star Susanna Phillips, Leah Hawkins, Latonia Moore, Charles Castronovo, Quinn Kelsey, Iurii Samoilov, Krzystof Baczyk, and Philip Cokorinos.

Performance Dates: April 21 – June 9, 2023

Ailyn Pérez, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Sabine Devielhe, Jamie Barton, Alice Coote, Piotr Buszewski, and Laurent Naouri lead Poulenc’s “Dialogues des Carmélites” with Bertrand de Billy conducting.

Performance Dates: Jan. 15-28, 2023

Verdi’s “Don Carlo” returns to the Met in its Italian version. Russell Thomas takes on the title role alongside Anna Netrebko as Elisabetta di Valois. The cast also includes Anita Rachvelishvili, Peter Mattei, Günther Groissböck, and John Relyea. Angela Meade also sings later performances. Carlo Rizzi conducts Sir David McVicar’s production.

Performance Dates: Nov. 3-Dec. 3, 2022

Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore” returns for two runs. Golda Schultz leads the first cast which includes Javier Camarena, Davide Luciano and Ambrogio Maestri. Aleksandra Kurzak and Xabier Anduaga lead the second cast which also stars Alex Esposito and Joshua Hopkins. Micheal Sumuel and Amanda Woodbury also perform with Michele Gamba conducting.

Performance Dates: Jan. 10-Aril 29, 2023

Michael Volle sings the title role of Verdi’s “Falstaff” with Bogdan Volkov, Hera Hyesang Park, Ailyn Pérez, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Jennifer Johnson Cano, and Christopher Maltman. Daniele Rustioni conducts.

Performance Dates: March 12-April 1, 2023

Jaap Van Zweden conducts Wagner’s “Der Fliegende Holländer” with Tomasz Konieczny in the title role, Elza van den Heever, Eric Cutler, Richard Trey Smagur, and Dmitry Belosselskiy.

Performance Dates: May 30-June 10, 2023

Michael Spyres stars in Mozart’s “Idomeneo” with Ying Fang, Albina Shagimuratova, Kate Lindsey, Paolo Fanale, and Issachah Savage. Manfred Honeck conducts.

Performance Dates: Sept. 28-Oct. 20, 2022

Eva-Maria Westbroek, Brandon Jovanovich, Nikolai Schukoff, and John Relyea lead Shostakovich’s “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk” with Keri-Lynn Wilson conducting.

Performance Dates: Sept. 29-Oct. 21, 2022

Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” will return for the holiday season in Julie Taylor’s production and will be conducted by Ducan Ward. It will star Joélle Harvey, Sydney Mancasola, Aleksandra Olczyk, Ben Bliss, David Portillo, Joshua Hopkins, Chris Kenney, Alan Held, Soloman Howard, Peixin Chen, Rodell Rosel, and Thomas J. Capobianco.

Performance Dates: Dec. 16, 2022-Jan. 6, 2023

Sonya Yoncheva leads Bellini’s “Norma” with Ekaterina Gubanova, Micheal Spyres, and Christian Van Horn. Maurizio Benini conducts.

Performance Dates: Feb. 28-March 25, 2023

Allan Clayton sings the title role of Britten’s “Peter Grimes” with Nicole Car, Laura Wilde, and Adam Plachetka. Nicholas Carter conducts.

Performance Dates: Oct. 16-Nov. 12, 2022

Quinn Kelsey, Micheal Chioldi, and Luca Salsi lead Verdi’s “Rigoletto” with Rosa Feola, Lisette Oropesa, Benjamin Bernheim, Stephen Costello, Aigul Akhmetshina, and Andrea Mastroni. Speranza Scappucci conducts.

Performance Dates: Nov. 10-Dec. 29, 2022

Lise Davidsen, Isabel Leonard, Erin Morley, Katharine Goeldner, René Barbera, Kang Wang, Markus Brück, Günther Groissböck, and Thomas Ebenstein lead Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier” with Simone Young conducting.

Performance Dates: March 27-April 20, 2023

Aleksandra Kurzak, Hibla Gerzmava, and Angela Gheorghiu lead Puccini’s “Tosca” with Micheal Fabiano, Roberto Alagna, Yusif Eyvazov, John Lundgren, James Morris, and Željko Lucic. Carlo Rizzi and Domingo Hindoyan share conducting duties.

Performance Dates: Oct. 4, 2022-April 15, 2023 

Nadine Sierra, Stephen Costello, and Luca Salsi lead the first cast of “La Traviata.” The second cast will star Ermonela Jaho, Ismael Jordi, and Amartuvshin Enkhbat while Angel Blue stars alongside Dmytro Popov and Arthur Rucinski. Daniele Callegari, Marco Armiliato, and Nicola Luisotti conduct.

Performance Dates: Oct. 25, 2022-March 18, 2023