The Met’s season opens with an updated take on Strauss’ tragic retelling of the Biblical story. Karrita Mattila lends her rich and sensual soprano to the role.
Opens September 23
Met vets and newbies alike play the victims and rivals of opera’s favorite Casanova. With Erwin Schott in the title role.
Opens September 27
Lucia di Lammermoor
Flexing her creative muscles, director Mary Zimmerman stages Donizetti’s portrait of the titular fragile heroine as a Victorian ghost story. No Patrick Schwazye or Demi Moore anywhere.
Opens October 3
Penny Woolcock makes her directorial debut at the Met with John Adams’ contemporary masterpiece about the making of the atomic bomb (it wasn’t as hard as you think). With baritone Gerald Finely playing the role of J. Robert Oppenheimer.
Opens October 13
Seasoned star Anja Harteros takes the lead as Violetta, and Massimo Giordano counters as her cocksure wooer. Franco Zeffirelli, known for the totally sexy Romeo and Juliet you watched in eighth-grade English, directs Verdi’s sumptuous classic tragedy.
Opens October 20