The Metropolitan Opera 2011-2012 Season

New Productions!

Anna Bolena

Gaetano Donizetti

September 26, 30

October 3, 6, 10, 15th (mat), 18, 21, 24, 28,

February 1, 4 (mat), 2012

Starring:

Anna Netrebko

Ekaterina Gubanova

Ildar Abdrazakov

Production by David McVicar

Conductor: Marco Armiliato

Don Giovanni

W.A. Mozart

October 13, 27, 22 eve, 25, 29 (mat)

November 3, 7, 11

February 21, 24, 29

March 3 (eve), 7, 10 (mat), 14, 17 (eve)

Starring:

Mariusz Kwieeien

Marina Rebeka

Barbara Frittoli

Ramon Vargas

John Relyea

Gerald Finley

Production by: Michael Grandage

Conductor:  Andrew Davis

Faust

Charles Gounod

November 29

December 3 (eve), 6, 10 (mat), 13, 17 (eve), 20, 23, 28,

January 5, 9, 13, 16, 19

Starring:

Jonas Kaufmann (Dec)

Rene Pape (Dec)

Marina Poplovskaya (Dec)

Roberto Alagna (Jan)

Joseph Calleja (Jan)

Ferruccio Furlanetto (Jan)

Conductor: Yannick Nezet-Seguin

Directed by: Des McAnuff

The Enchanted Island

World Premiere

December 31 (New Years Eve Gala)

January 4, 7 (eve), 12, 14 (eve), 17, 21 (mat), 25, 28, 30

Starring:

David Daniels

Joyce DiDonato

Placido Domingo

Danielle de Niese

Luca Pisaroni

Lisette Oropesa

Anthony Roth Costanzo

Directed by: Felim McDermott/Julian Crouch

Conductor: William Christie

Manon

Jules Massenet

March 26, 31

April 3, 7 (mat), 11, 14 (eve), 17, 20, 23

Starring:

Anna Netrebko

Piotr Beczala

Paolo Szot

Conductor: Fabio Luisi

Der Ring des Nibelungen

Richard Wagner

Das Rhinegold

Aprill 4, 7, 26

May 5

Die Walküre

April 13, 28 (mat)

May 7

Siegfried

October 27,

November 1, 5 (mat)

April 21 (mat), 30

May 9

Götterdämmerung

January 27, 31

February 3, 7, 11 (mat)

April 24

May 3, 12 (mat)

Cast (3 cycles inclusive):

Deborah Voigt, Bryn Terfel,

Stephanie Blythe, Jonas Kaufmann,

Gary Lehman, Eva-Maria Westbroek

Conductor: James Levine

Production: Robert Lepage

Repertory Productions

Aida

Giuseppe Verdi

February 9, 13, 20, 23, 28,

March 3 (mat)

Starring:

Violetta Urmana

Marcello Alvarez

Stephanie Blythe

Conductor: Marco Armiliato

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Gioacchino Rossini

October 1 (mat), 4, 8 (mat), 11, 14, 19, 22 (mat), 26, 29,

February 4, 8, 11, 15, 18 (mat)

Starring:

Isabel Leonard (October)

Javier Camarena (October)

Peter Mattei (October)

Diana Damrau (February)

Ferruccio Furlanetto (February)

Conductor: Maurizio Benini

Billy Budd

Benjamin Britten

May 4, 10, 12 (9pm)

Starring:

Nathan Gunn

James Morris

Conductor: David Robertson

La Bohème

Giacomo Puccini

Nov 18, 22, 25, 28,

Dec 2 (8pm), 8

Starring:

Hei-Kyung Hong (18, 22)

Hibla Gerzmava (25, 28, Dec 2, 8)

Dimitri Pittas

Susanna Phillips

Paul Plishka

Conductor: Louis Langrée

Production: Franco Zeffirelli

Ernani

Giuseppe Verdi

Feb 2, 6, 10, 14, 18 (8pm), 25 (mat)

Starring:

Angela Meade

Marcello Giordani (Feb 14, 18, 25)

Roberto De Biaso (Feb 2, 6, 10)

Dimitri Hovorostovsky

Ferruccio Furlanetto

Conductor: Marco Armiliato

L’Elisir D’Amore

Gaetano Donizetti

March 5, 9, 12, 16, 21, 24 (8:30pm), 27, 31 (mat)

Starring:

Juan Diego Flórez

Diana Damrau

Mariusz Kwiecien

Alessandro Corbelli

Conductor: Donato Renzetti

La Fille du Régiment

Gaetano Donizetti

Dec 12, 15, 19, 24 (mat), 29

Jan 2, 6

Starring:

Nino Machaidze

Lawrence Brownlee

Kiri Te Kanawa

Conductor: Yves Abel

Hansel and Gretel

Engelbert Humperdinck

Dec 16, 21, 24 (6:30pm), 26, 29 (mat), 30 (mat)

Jan 3, 7 (mat)

Starring:

Aleksandra Kurzak

Kate Lindsey (16, 21, 24, 29)

Alice Coote (26, 30, 3, 7)

Robert Brubaker

Conductor: Robin Ticciati

Khovanshchina

Modest Mussorgsky

Feb 27

March 1, 6, 10, 13, 17 (mat)

Starring:

Olga Borodina

Vladimir Galouzine

Ildar Abdrazakov

Anatoli Kotscherga

George Gagnidze

Conductor: Kirill Petrenko

Macbeth

Giuseppe Verdi

March 15, 20, 24 (mat), 29

Apr 2, 5, 9

Starring:

Thomas Hampson

Nadja Michael

Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda

Madama Butterfly

Giacomo Puccini

Dec 5, 9, 14, 17 (mat), 22, 27, 30

Feb 17, 22, 25

Mar 2, 8

Starring:

Patricia Racette (Feb 17, 22, 25, 2, 8)

Liping Zhang (Dec 5, 9, 14, 17, 22, 27, 30)

Robert Dean Smith (Dec 5, 9, 14, 17, 22, 27, 30)

Marcello Giordani (Feb 22, 2, 8)

Conductor: Plácido Domingo

The Makropulous Case

Leoš Janáček

Apr 27

May 1, 5 (mat), 8, 11

Starring:

Karita Mattila

Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek

Nabucco

Giuseppe Verdi

Sept 27

Oct 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 20

Nov 2, 5, 9, 12, 17

Starring:

Željko Lucic

Maria Guleghina

Conductor: Paolo Carigiani

Rodelinda

George Frideric Handel

Nov 14, 19, 23, 26, 30

Dec 3 (mat), 7, 10

Starring:

Renee Fleming

Stephanie Blythe

Andreas Scholl

Conductor: Harry Bicket

Satyagraha

Philip Glass

Nov 4, 8, 12, 19 (mat), 26 (mat)

Dec 1

Starring:

Richard Croft

Conductor: Dante Anzolini

Tosca

Giacomo Puccini

Jan 10, 14 (mat), 18, 21, 24, 28 (mat)

Starring:

Patricia Racette

Roberto Alagna (10, 14)

Aleksandrs Antonenko (18, 24, 28)

George Gagnidze (10, 14)

James Morris (18, 21, 24, 28)

Conductor: Mikko Franck

La Traviata

Giuseppe Verdi

Apr 6, 10, 14 (mat), 18, 21, 25, 28

May 2

Starring:

Natalie Dessay

Matthew Polenzani

Dmitri Hovorostovsky

Conductor:  Fabio Luisi

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