Met Opera Set to Open

According to the Huffington Post, the 2016-2017 Metropolitan Opera House lineup promises to be an exciting one. In all, the season will include 225 operatic performances including six operas that have never been seen on the Metropolitan Opera House’s stage, according to the Huffington Post.
The first show of the year will take to the stage on Monday September 26 with the opening night of Richard Wagner’s “Tristan Und Isolde.” This show is conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and features performances by Nina Stemme promises to be very exciting. Performances will run through October 17.
Opera goers will then hear the velvety smooth tones of Gerald Finley as he takes to the stage for rare performances of Gioachino Rossini’s “ Guillaume Tell.’ This French Grand opera is co-produced by members of the Dutch National Opera Company. This exciting show will run through November 12.
After premiering at the Salzburg Festival, Robert LaPage once again graces the Met’s stage in Kaija Saariaho’s “L’Amour de Loin.” This ephemeral love story with a very fluidly structured score can be seen from December 1 through December 29. It will dazzle crowds with its unique LED lighting running the length of the entire stage.
New Year’s Eve promises to be very exciting as Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo come to the met in their production of the much-loved ‘Romeo and Juliette.’ This Charles Gounod arrangement of the story will have audiences buzzing because of the beautiful costuming. This show will run through March 18.
Renée Fleming has announced that she will close out her exciting career at the Mets. This time she will star in Richard Strauss’ grand comedy “Der Rosenkavalier” directed by Robert Carsen. Those needing comedic relief can catch this show starting March 2.
This is the 50th anniversary of the Met at Lincoln Center. On May 7, a gala party will be held with dinner available ahead of the one-time performances of songs from “Porgy and Bess,” ”Samson et Dalila,” ” Les Troyens,” “I Lombardi.” Making the evening even more special, selections from “Antony and Cleopatra” will be heard from the Met stage for the very first time.