Metropolitan Opera 2017 - 2018


The Metropolitan Opera’s 2017-18 Season will feature Five New Productions, Including Two Met Premieres.

The Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of high-definition, will begin its 12th season on October 28th, with a new production of Bellini’s Norma directed by Sir David McVicar and conducted by Carlo Rizzi, starring one of the world’s most acclaimed Normas, Sondra Radvanovsky.

Live in HD audiences around the world will see ten live performances from the Met’s 2017-18 season. The Met: Live in HD is the largest provider of alternative cinema content in the world.  The series brings live Met performances to more than 2,000 movie theaters in 71 countries around the world.

The 2017-18 HD season was announced by Met General Manager Peter Gelb.

“This season, we’re replenishing our core repertoire with new productions of Così fan tutte, Norma, and Tosca, while stretching our horizons with The Exterminating Angel and Cendrillon,” said Gelb. “The HD schedule includes repertory favourites and stimulating rarities with something for neophytes and aficionados alike.”

Met Opera: 2017-2018 Season Tickets on sale now: Adults: $28.00, Concessions: $24.00


La Bohème (Giacomo Puccini) 

Conductor: Marco Armiliato

Production: Franco Zeffirelli
Set Designer: Franco Zeffirelli
Costume Designer: Peter J. Hall
Lighting Designer: Gil Wechsler
Revival Stage Director: J. Knighten Smit
Cast: Sonya Yoncheva (Mimì), Susanna Phillips (Musetta), Michael Fabiano (Rodolfo), Lucas Meachem (Marcello), Alexey Lavrov (Schaunard), Matthew Rose (Colline), Paul Plishka (Benoit/Alcindoro)
Running time: 3:16 including interval

"Bubbling with excitement and energy...filling the theatre with rapturous sound." Opera Wire

"Lavish...staggering...left the house in silent awe until it erupted in appreciation" BachTrack 

The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production starring a cast of young stars, including Sonya Yoncheva as the fragile Mimì and Michael Fabiano as the poet Rodolfo. Marco Armiliato conducts.

Saturday 31 March & Sunday 1 April 2018 at 1.00pm



Semiramide (Gioachino Rossini) 

Conductor: Maurizio Benini

Production: John Copley
Set Designer: John Conklin
Costume Designer: Michael Stennett
Lighting Designer: Gil Wechsler
Cast: Angela Meade (Semiramide), Elizabeth DeShong (Arsace), Javier Camarena (Idreno), Ildar Abdrazakov (Assur), Ryan Speedo Green (Oroe)
Running time: 3:50 including interval

This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast.

Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 April 2018 at 1.00pm



Così fan tutte (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) – NEW PRODUCTION

Conductor: David Robertson

Production: Phelim McDermott
Set Designer: Tom Pye
Costume Designer: Laura Hopkins
Lighting Designer: Paule Constable
Cast: Amanda Majeski (Fiordiligi), Serena Malfi (Dorabella), Kelli O'Hara (Despina), Ben Bliss (Ferrando), Adam Plachetka (Guglielmo), Christopher Maltman (Don Alfonso)
Running time: 3:56 including interval

A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.

Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 May 2018 at 1.00pm



Luisa Miller (Giuseppe Verdi)

Conductor: Bertrand de Billy

Production: Elijah Moshinsky
Set & Costume Designer: Santo Loquasto
Lighting Designer: Duane Schuler
Stage Director: Kristine McIntyre
Luisa: Sonya Yoncheva
Federica: Olesya Petrova
Cast: Piotr Beczala (Rodolfo), Plácido Domingo (Miller), Alexander Vinogradov (Walter), Dmitry Belosselskiy (Wurm)
Running time: 3:58 including interval

Bertrand de Billy and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years.

Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 June 2018 at 1.00pm



Cendrillon (Jules Massenet) – NEW PRODUCTION

Conductor: Bertrand de Billy

Production: Laurent Pelly
Set Designer: Barbara de Limburg
Costume Designer: Laurent Pelly
Lighting Designer: Duane Schuler
Choreographer: Laura Scozzi
Cast: Kathleen Kim (La Fée), Cendrillon (Joyce DiDonato), Alice Coote (Le Prince Charmant), Stephanie Blythe (Madame de la Haltière), Laurent Naouri (Pandolfe)
Running time: 3:12 including interval

For the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met. Joyce DiDonato stars in the title role, with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production.

Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 July 2018 at 1.00pm