Elliot Madore sings Mercutio and Mikhail Petrenko sings Frère Laurent.
Sir Mark Elder conducts a new staging of Dvořák’s fairy-tale opera directed by Mary Zimmerman, also starring Brandon Jovanovich as the Prince who captures Rusalka’s heart; Katarina Dalayman as her rival, the Foreign Princess; Eric Owens as the Water Sprite, Rusalka’s father; and Jamie Barton as the duplicitous witch Ježibaba.
Opening: April 13, 2017 Conductor: James Levine Production: Robert Carsen Set Designer: Paul Steinberg Costume Designer: Brigitte Reiffenstuel Lighting Designers: Robert Carsen, Peter Van Praet Live in HD: May 13, 2017 The Met’s first new production since 1969 of Strauss’s rich romantic masterpiece will be conducted by Music Director James Levine and directed by Robert Carsen, whose most recent Met production was the hit 2013 staging of .
On April 13, the company will unveil its first new staging in more than 40 years of Richard Strauss’s wistful comedy , conducted by Met Music Director James Levine and directed by Robert Carsen, with Renée Fleming in her signature role of the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča in her company role debut as Octavian; Günther Groissböck sings Baron Ochs. “We’re proud to be celebrating our five decades at Lincoln Center, including 40 years under the musical leadership of James Levine.” Further details on new productions, repertory, special events, ticket prices and audience development initiatives, the Opening: September 26, 2016 Conductors: Sir Simon Rattle/Asher Fisch Production: Mariusz Treliński Set Designer: Boris Kudlička Costume Designer: Marek Adamski Lighting Designer: Marc Heinz Projection Designer: Bartek Macias Choreographer: Tomasz Wygoda Live in HD: October 8, 2016 The season opens with a new production of Wagner’s , conducted by Sir Simon Rattle in his first Met performances since his 2010 debut.
Nina Stemme makes her company role debut as Isolde—a touchstone role she has sung with major opera companies around the world.
Opening: December 31, 2016 Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda Production: Bartlett Sher Set Designer: Michael Yeargan Costume Designer: Catherine Zuber Lighting Designed By: Jennifer Tipton Choreographer: Chase Brock Live in HD: January 21, 2017 The electrifying team of Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau, who starred together in last year’s , reunites for a new production of Gounod’s opera based on the Shakespeare play.