April 2013 presentations by the Metropolitan Opera

April 2013 presentations by the Metropolitan Opera

Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted (end times vary)

Wagner's Die Walkure is presented at 12 noon on April 13th.

http://www.metoperafamily.org/opera/walkure-ring-wagner-tickets.aspx

The Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts for April include three Wagner operas and a Live in HD Theater performance of Handel on April 27th.  (NOTE:  The opera begins at 12 noon on April 13 and 20.)

4/6        Wagner:  Das Rheingold Robert Lepage's landmark production of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen is back for three complete cycles in spring 2013, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth. In the epic's first installment, the theft of the Rhinegold and Alberich's curse set in motion the tragic events that will lead to the downfall of the gods. Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads an extraordinary cast that includes Stephanie Blythe, Stefan Margita, and Mark Delavan and Greer Grimsley as Wotan.

4/13 (12pm)       Wagner:  Die Walküre  Robert Lepage's landmark production of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen is back for three complete cycles in spring 2013, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth. In the second installment, the focus of the story shifts from the realm of the gods to the human world. Deborah Voigt and Katarina Dalayman share the role of Brünnhilde and Mark Delavan and Greer Grimsley are Wotan. Stephanie Blythe, Martina Serafin, Simon O'Neill, and Hans-Peter König also star. Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

4/20 (12pm)       Wagner:  Siegfried  Robert Lepage's landmark production of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen is back for three complete cycles in spring 2013, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth. Jay Hunter Morris reprises his acclaimed portrayal of the title hero in the epic's third installment, sharing the role with Lars Cleveman. Deborah Voigt and Katarina Dalayman alternate as Brünnhilde, Mark Delavan and Greer Grimsley are the Wanderer, and Eric Owens and Richard Paul Fink share Alberich, with Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi on the podium.       

4/27      Handel:  Giulio Cesare  The opera that conquered London in Handel’s time comes to the Met in David McVicar’s inventive production—which triumphed at its Glyndebourne premiere in 2005. The Guardian praised McVicar’s “witty, sexy, and tragic post-colonial framing of Handel’s Caesar and Cleopatra tale,” which incorporates elements of Baroque theater and 19th-century British imperialism to illuminate the opera’s ideas of love, war, and empire building. The world’s leading countertenor, David Daniels, sings the title role opposite Natalie Dessay as an irresistibly exotic Cleopatra. Baroque specialist Harry Bicket conducts.









 



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