Metropolitan Opera 2019/20 season announced



Announced yesterday, the Metropolitan Opera’s 2019/20 season will open on 23 September 2019 with a new production of The Gerhswins’ Porgy and Bess, a work that returns to the Met for the first time since 1990.

In his second season as Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin will conduct a new William Kentridge production of Wozzeck, as well revivals of Turandot and Werther, two Met Orchestra concerts at Carnegie Hall, and a New Year’s Eve Puccini Gala starring Anna Netrebko.

Among the many highlights of the new season, Handel’s Agrippina will be performed at the Met for the very first time, conducted by Harry Bicket (who will also lead Così fan tutte later the same month), with Joyce DiDonato as Agrippina, Iestyn Davies as Ottone, Duncan Rock as Pallante, and Matthew Rose as Claudio.

Having made successful Met debuts in the 2018/19 season, James Gaffigan, Nicole Car, Samantha HankeyAida Garifullina and Etienne Dupuis all return to the Met stage. Making Met debuts in the 2019/20 season are Andrea Carè, Andrey Zhilikhovsky, Andrew Staples, and Jongmin Park.

The Met’s Live in HD series kicks off on 12 October with Turandot, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Other broadcasts in the series include Madama Butterfly (9 November), Wozzeck (11 January), Agrippina (29 February), and Maria Stuarda (9 May).

View the full season here

Macbeth
Opening night: 25 September 2019
Adrian Noble (director)

Turandot
Opening night: 3 October 2019
Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Gabriella Reyes (Liù) *role debut*
Live in HD: 12 October 2019

Madama Butterfly
Opening night: 11 October 2019
Andrea Carè (Pinkerton, from 2 Nov) *Met debut*
Live in HD: 9 November 2019

La bohème
Opening night: 25 October 2019
Andrey Zhilikhovsky (Schaunard, Oct-Nov) *Met debut*
Ailyn Pérez (Mimì)
Jongmin Park (Colline, Oct-Nov) *Met debut*
Rodion Pogossov (Schaunard, Apr-May 2020)

The Queen of Spades
Opening night: 29 November 2019
Larissa Diadkova (The Countess)

Le nozze di Figaro
Opening night: 16 November 2019
Adam Plachetka (Count, Nov-Dec & Figaro, Feb 2020)
Brindley Sherratt (Dr. Bartolo, Nov-Dec)
Anita Hartig (Countess, Feb 2020)

Der Rosenkavalier
Opening night: 13 December 2019
Sir Simon Rattle
Magdalena Kožená (Octavian)

Wozzeck
Opening night: 27 December 2019
Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Andrew Staples (Andres) *Met debut & role debut*
Live in HD: 11 January 2020

New Year’s Eve Gala concert with Anna Netrebko
31 December 2019
Yannick Nézet-Séguin

La traviata
Opening night: 10 January 2019
Karel Mark Chichon
Dmytro Popov (Alfredo)

La Damnation of Faust
Opening night: 25 January 2020
Edward Gardner
Elīna Garanča (Marguerite)

Agrippina
Opening night: 6 February 2020
Harry Bicket
Iestyn Davies (Ottone)
Joyce DiDonato (Agrippina)
Duncan Rock (Pallante)
Matthew Rose (Claudio)
Live in HD: 29 February 2020

Così fan tutte
Opening night: 15 February 2020
Harry Bicket
Nicole Car (Fiordiligi)
Heidi Stober (Despina)

La Cenerentola
Opening night: 12 March 2020
James Gaffigan

Werther
Opening night: 16 March 2020
Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Joyce DiDonato (Charlotte)
Etienne Dupuis (Albert)
Aida Garifullina (Sophie)

Simon Boccanegra
Opening night: 15 April 2020
Dmitry Belosselskiy (Jacopo Fiesco)
Ailyn Pérez (Amelia Grimaldi)

Maria Stuarda
Opening night: 19 April 2020
Stephen Costello (Leicester)
Live in HD: 9 May 2020

Manon Lescaut
Opening night: 28 April 2020
Samantha Hankey (Madrigal Singer)
Marcelo Alvarez (Des Grieux)
Brindley Sherratt (Geronte de Ravoir)

The Met Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

12 June 2020
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Beethoven’s Romance No. 2 in F Major and Violin Concerto in D Major with Anne-Sophie Mutter, and Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major.

16 June 2020
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Jörg Widmann’s Lied, Richard Strauss’ Four Last Songs with soprano Elza van den Heever, and Ein Heldenleben.

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