The Metropolitan Opera is eyeing some operatic rarities for future seasons.
In an interview with the New York Times, Yannick Nézet-Séguin talked about potential repertoire he is looking at for the future.
He said, “he has his eye on little-done corners of the repertory, he mentioned Gluck, Weber’s ‘Der Freischütz,’ Korngold’s ‘Die Tote Stadt,’ and Ponchielli’s ‘La Gioconda.’
However, the conductor noted that he wants to conduct more modern works that represent such communities as the Latino and LGBT experience and noted that “if the choice is between a rarity’s revival and a contemporary piece, the latter will get priority.”
This season Nézet-Séguin is conducting “Eurydice,” “Fire Shut up in My Bones,” “Tosca,” “Don Carlos” and “Le Nozze di Figaro.”