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2014/15 Met Season now on sale.  See below for details of the 10 live productions, including seven new to the series.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Lincoln Center, NYC, to Kensal Rise, NW10:  ”The finest music, singers and productions from the Metropolitan Opera of New York; the best views in the house, incredible sound quality, with a glass of bubbles and some smoked salmon. Brilliant!”  That, in essence, is the magic of the Met at the Lexi.

Pop into the cinema; click on the title below for on-line booking; or call 0871 7042069.  Seating is allocated. Please remember that rows Y and Z are in the upstairs balcony  - some of you love it up there; some of you don’t!

By: Richard Wagner

With: James Levine; Annette Dasch, Karen Cargill, Johan Botha, Paul Appleby, Johan Reuter, Johannes Martin Kränzle, Hans-Peter König, Martin Gantner,

Matthew Rose Otto Schenk (Production); Gunther Schneider-Siemssen (Set Design); Rolf Langenfass (Costume Designer): Gil Wechsler (Lighting Designer); Carmen de Lavallade (Choreographer)

James Levine returns to one of his signature Wagner works conducting this epic (6 hour) comedy—back at the Met for... More info

By: Franz Lehar

With: Renée Fleming, Kelli O’Hara, Nathan Gunn, Alek Shrader, Thomas Allen

Andrew Davis conducts.  Susan Stroman (Production); Julian Crouch (Set Designer); William Ivey Long (Costume Designer);

The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Oklahoma!, Contact). Stroman and her... More info

By: Jacques Offenbach

With: Yves Abel; Hibla Gerzmava, Kate Lindsey, Vittorio Grigolo, Thomas Hampson

Bartlett Sher (Production); Michael Yeargen (Set Designer); Catherine Zuber (Costume Designer); James Inglls (Lighting Designer); Dou Dou Hang (Choreographer)

The magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece in the Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production. Soprano Hibla Gerzmava faces... More info

IOLANTA by Peter Tchaikovsky

With: Valery Gergiev; Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczala, Alexey Markov, Elchin Azizov, Alexei Tanovitski

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DUKE BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE by Bela Bartók

With: Valery Gergiev; Nadja Michael, Mikhail Petrenko

Mariusz Treliński (Production); Boris Kudlicka (Set Designer); Marek Adamski (Costume Designer); Marc Heinz (Lighting Designer); Tomasz Wygoda (Choreographer), Bartek Macias (Video Projection Designer); Piotr Gruszcynski (... More info

NEW PRODUCTION

By: Gioacchino Rossini

With: Michele Mariotti; Joyce DiDonato, Daniela Barcellona, Juan Diego Flórez, John Osborn, Oren Gradus

Paul Curran (Production); Kevin Knight (Set & Costume Designer); Duane Schuler (Lighting Designer); Driscoll Otto (Projection Designer)

Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved... More info

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA by Pietro Mascagni

With: Fabio Luisi; Eva-Maria Westbroek, Marcelo Álvarez, Željko Lučić

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PAGLIACCI by Ruggero Leoncavallo

With: Fabio Luisi; Patricia Racette, Marcelo Álvarez, George Gagnidze, Lucas Meachem

David McVicar (Production); Rae Smith (Set Designer); Moritz Junge (Costume Designer); Paule Constable (Lighting Designer); Andrew George (Choreographer); Emil Wolk (Vaudeville Consultant)

Opera’s most enduring... More info

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