Monday, March 11, 2013

2014-2015 Met Opera Season Rumor


After the long awaited 2013-2014 was announced we now have some news on the next season. 2014-15 looks to be even more exciting with 6 new productions and even more exciting revivals.
Opening night will  be with a new production of Le nozze di Figaro, a production that is in a bit of flux at the moment since Anna Netrebko elected not to add Contessa Almaviva to her stage repertoire at the moment.  As it stands now, the new Mozart  will be conducted by James Levine in a production by Michael Grandage. The cast will be Maija KovalevskaMarlis Petersen and Mikhail Petrenko but by the lack of stars the Met will most likely add a more marketable singer to the list.
Five further new productions dot the season:
The Death of Klinghoffer. Director: Tom Morris (ENO production]
Iolanta/Duke Bluebeard’s Castle. Conductor: Valery Gergiev. Director: Mariusz Trelinski. Cast includes Anna Netrebko and Alexei Tanovitski in theTchaikovksy, with  Nadja Michael and Mikhail Petrenko in the Bartók.
The New Year’s Eve extravaganza this season will be The Merry Widow, Conductor TBA. Susan Stroman directs Renée Fleming; later in the season the show returns with Susan Graham and Rodney Gilfry.
La Donna del Lago. Conductor: Michele Mariotti.  Director: John Fulljames.Joyce DiDonatoDaniela BarcellonaJuan Diego Florez.
Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci. Conducto: Fabio Luisi. Director: TBA. Marcelo AlvarezBarbara Frittoli.
The repertoire will further include revivals of:
Aida with Liudmyla MonastyrskaDmitry Belosselskiy.
Un Ballo in Maschera  with Sondra RadvanovskyYonghoon Lee.
Il Barbiere di Siviglia.
La Boheme with Maria Agresta.
Carmen with Elina Garanca/Anita RachvelishviliRoberto AlagnaAnita Hartig/Ailyn Perez.
Les Contes d’Hoffmann with Susanna PhillipsMatthew Polenzani.
Don Carlos with Barbara FrittoliNadia KrastevaJonas Kaufmann/Yonghoon LeeSimon KeenlysideFerruccio Furlanetto. Chef d’orchestre for the first-ever Met performances in the original French will be Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Don Giovanni
Ernani  with Placido Domingo as Don Carlo.
Faust with Anna NetrebkoJoseph CallejaRene Pape. [This production was described to La Cieca as "hanging by a thread," with nobody involved feeling enthusiastic about the project.]
Hansel and Gretel
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk with Eva-Maria WestbroekBrandon Jovanovich,Raymond Very.
Lucia di Lammermoor with Olga Peretyatko, conducted by Maurizio Benini.
Manon with Diana DamrauVittorio Grigolo.
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg with Emily MageeKaren CargillJohan BothaMatthew PolenzaniBryn Terfel, conducted by James Levine.
The Rake’s Progress with Lisette OropesaStephanie BlytheGerald Finley.
La Traviata with Marina RebekaFrancesco Demuro.
Die Zauberflote.
What do you guys think of this season!

29 comments:

  1. Well, I won't be happy until at least one of the following are revived: Doktor Faust, Mathis der Maler, The Love for Three Oranges or Palestrina.

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  2. Wait, where's Hvorostovsky in all of this? I thought this was the season he would be debuting Iago. Or am I off by a year? :(

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  3. Just wanna see one word on that list: "Parsifal."

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  4. And wouldn't it be nice to see Turandot there.

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  5. Thank goodness there is one Wagner work ! The 15/16 season brings Nina Stemma back to the MET for Tristan und Isolde and Elektra!! Both in new productions..

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  6. And like the 13/14 season there will not Roberto Devereux WHY!?!?

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    1. OH MY GOD I FEEL THE SAME WAY!!!!

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  7. Yes, where is Roberto Devereux, after Anna Bolena and Maria Stuarda?
    MET seems to be repeating itself with different casts of the same operas.
    No Romeo et Juliette (they should cast Damrau here), no Werther (they should cast Didonato here), no Manon Lescaut (they should cast Netrebko here), no Cosi fan tutte, no Idomeneo (they should cast Kaufmann here), no Un Ballo, no Alcina (they should request Harteros)...

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    1. You are right, the Met keeps repeating casts probably to save money in.rehearsals

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  8. Audrey Luna as Olympia.

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  9. PSYCHED for DiDonato & Florez in La Donna and PSYCHED again for Damrau & Grigolo in Manon!!!!! Andadd another inquiry, Where is Roberto Devereux????

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  10. Totally boring and predictable. We saw diDonato and Brownlee in Santa Fe in the Rossini so there's no reason to go to NY for anything else on their agenda. And the casts, what's the deal? Are all these Russian singers that much cheaper to hire than other countries' singers? They had better be because there is no other reason they should be hired for the great Met stage.

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  11. netrebko is not ready yet for Manon Lescaut- her voice is not big enough. Who is able to sing in Roberto Devereaux. That is so hard to cast

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    1. Sondra Radvanovsky could do Devereaux

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    2. Sondra Radvanovsky does Roberto Deveraux in Canada and plans to make Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda and Roberto Deveraux in the same season at the Met.

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  12. Where is "Lohengrin". The Met has a great Robert Wilson production, and the greatest title tenor to come along in decades, Jonas Kauffmann.

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    1. I do not think that Jonas Kaufmann would like to sing in the Met;s production of Lohengrin. I would not.

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  13. What, no Patricia Racette? Will she be in California singing the entirety of San Francisco's season?

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    1. Patricia Racette will be singing in Buenos Aires.

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  14. My wish list: Lakme [I absolutely LOVE "Viens, Malika."], Madame Butterfly [I practically have an out-of-body experience when I hear "Um Bel Di."], and Turandot.

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    1. Forget, Peter Gelb is an ignorant who does not even know that Lakme is an opera.

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  15. Where is my beloved Il Trittico? When will they release the HD Live performance!

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  16. Looks promising...i miss trittico and manon lescaut..i just cam back from bayreuth..if you could see the shit they put on a stage..the MET looks grand compared top the bayreuth atrocities

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  17. La Cieca is told the "Faust" is no more, its place taken by "Macbeth" with Netrebko, Calleja, Pape and the addition of Lucic.

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  18. Why a new production of Cav/Pag? The Zefirelli production was the non plus ultra. and not enough Jonas Kaufmann. They should mount Fanciulla tomorrow for him, or for that matter anything he wants to sing.

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  19. Wish there was something modern: Wozzeck, Lulu, Moses und Aron, Erwartung. All should be done regularly.

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  20. One Wagner opera in two seasons is a disgrace. I hope the new Cav/Pag is not as disgraceful as the recent ones Tosca and most of all Traviata. Does Mr. Gelbs desire for new productions with "modern" directors turn the Met into a new world Regierungtheatre.

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  21. Am I the only one disappointed that Domingo refuses to retire? What's next? Domingo as Sarastro or Fiesco? Just because his top was always so-so does NOT mean that he was always really a baritone. He thought he was a baritone because his top was always so very strained; and his conducting is not great either. He had a fine career......how dare he rob any of the available fine baritones of their chance, it just sucks.

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