From a media release:
The Met: Live in HD's 2013-14 Season Features
10 Live Transmissions, Including 4 New Productions
Kicks off October 5, 2013
Met Music Director James Levine returns to the podium, leading HD performances of Falstaff on December 14 and Così fan tutte on April 26
• Tickets are available at a participating theatre box office and online. Guests can also purchase the entire 2013-14 season online at discounted rates. Visit Cineplex.com/MetOpera for more information, including a list of participating theatres and showtimes.
The Live in HD season kicks off on Saturday, October 5 with a new production of Eugene Onegin, conducted by Valery Gergiev and starring Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczala, and Mariusz Kwiecien
This HD season's stars include Ildar Abdrazakov, Roberto Alagna, Stephanie Blythe, Danielle de Niese, Joyce DiDonato, Renée Fleming, Juan Diego Flórez, Elina Garanca, Vittorio Grigolo, Jonas Kaufmann, Isabel Leonard, Fabio Luisi, Ambrogio Maestri, Angela Meade, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Susanna Phillips, Luca Pisaroni, Matthew Polenzani, Patricia Racette, Paulo Szot, and Dolora Zajick
New York, NY - The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live transmissions to movie theaters, will feature 10 productions in the 2013-14 season, offering a significant portion of the Met season to opera lovers around the world. Met Music Director James Levine returns to the podium, leading a new production of Verdi's Falstaff (December 14), directed by Robert Carsen, and the first Live in HD performance of Mozart's Così fan tutte (April 26).The series opens on October 5 with Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, starring Anna Netrebko, Mariusz Kwiecien, and Piotr Beczala in a new production conducted by Valery Gergiev and directed by Deborah Warner, and also includes William Kentridge's innovative production of Shostakovich's The Nose, starring Paulo Szot (October 26); Puccini's classic drama Tosca, with Patricia Racette as the tempestuous title character and Robert Alagna as her devoted lover (November 9); Renée Fleming in one of her signature roles, the title character in Dvorák's Rusalka, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin (February 8); a new production of Borodin's rarely heard epic Prince Igor, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, directed by Dmitri Tcherniakov in his Met debut, and starring Ildar Abdrazakov in the title role (March 1); Jonas Kaufmann and Elina Garanca in a new staging by Richard Eyre of Massenet's tragic romance Werther (March 15); Puccini's timeless love story La Bohème, with Vittorio Grigolo starring in Franco Zeffirelli's immensely popular production (April 5); and Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez in Rossini's Cinderella story La Cenerentola, led by Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi (May 10).
"We have chosen a wide sampling of the best of our new season for the opera lovers around the world to enjoy locally," said Met General Manager Peter Gelb. "Our commitment to making opera accessible and affordable continues."
Tickets for the 10 transmissions in the 2013-14 Live in HD season will go on sale in August in the U.S. and Canada, with Met Members offered priority before tickets are made available to the general public. International ticket sales dates and details on ordering tickets for the 2013-14 Live in HD series vary from country to country and will be announced separately by individual distributors.
The Met: Live in HD 2013-14 Schedule
Eugene Onegin - Tchaikovsky - October 5, 2013 at 12:55 p.m. ET
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Cast: Mariusz Kwiecien (Eugene Onegin), Anna Netrebko (Tatiana), Oksana Volkova (Olga), Piotr Beczala (Lenski), Alexei Tanovitsky (Gremin)
The Live in HD season begins October 5 with acclaimed English director Deborah Warner's new production of Tchaikovsky's romantic tragedy Eugene Onegin, conducted by Valery Gergiev.
The Nose - Shostakovich - October 26, 2013 at 12:55 p.m. ET
Conductor: Pavel Smelkov
Cast: Paulo Szot (Kovalyov), Andrey Popov (Police Inspector), Alexander Lewis (The Nose)
William Kentridge's dazzlingly innovative production of Shostakovich's shocking, unconventional opera about a beleaguered Russian official and his runaway nose returns to the Met for the first time since its sold-out 2010 premiere.
Tosca - Puccini - November 9, 2013 at 12:55 p.m. ET
Conductor: Riccardo Frizza
Cast: Patricia Racette (Tosca), Roberto Alagna (Cavaradossi), George Gagnidze (Scarpia), John Del Carlo (Sacristan)
Patricia Racette portrays the tempestuous diva Floria Tosca in Luc Bondy's production of Puccini's enduring favorite. Roberto Alagna sings Tosca's lover, the painter Cavaradossi, and George Gagnidze is the corrupt, lustful Scarpia. Riccardo Frizza conducts Puccini's sweeping, dramatic tale of murder, lust, and political intrigue.
Falstaff - Giuseppe Verdi - December 14, 2013 at 12:55 p.m. ET
Conductor: James Levine
Cast: Ambrogio Maestri (Falstaff), Lisette Oropesa (Nannetta), Angela Meade (Alice Ford), Stephanie Blythe (Mistress Quickly), Jennifer Johnson Cano (Meg Page), Paolo Fanale (Fenton), Franco Vassallo (Ford)
Verdi's brilliant final masterpiece Falstaff has its first new Met production in nearly 50 years, conducted by James Levine and directed by Robert Carsen.
Rusalka - Dvorák - February 8, 2014 at 12:55 p.m. ET
Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Cast: Renée Fleming (Rusalka), Emily Magee (Foreign Princess), Dolora Zajick (Jezibaba), Piotr Beczala (Prince), John Relyea (Water Sprite)
Renée Fleming sings her first Live in HD performance of one of her signature roles, the lovelorn mermaid Rusalka, in Dvorák's sumptuously melodic opera.
Prince Igor - Alexander Borodin - March 1, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. ET
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
Cast: Ildar Abdrazakov (Prince Igor Svyatoslavich), Oksana Dyka (Yaroslavna), Anita Rachvelishvili (Konchakovna), Sergey Semishkur (Vladimir Igorevich), Mikhail Petrenko (Prince Galitsky), Stefan Kocán (Khan Konchak)
Alexander Borodin's epic Prince Igor has its first Met performances since 1917 in a new production staged by noted Russian opera director Dmitri Tcherniakov in his Met debut.
Werther - Jules Massenet - March 15, 2014 at 12:55 p.m. ET
Conductor: Alain Altinoglu
Cast: Jonas Kaufmann (Werther), Lisette Oropesa (Sophie), Elina Garanca (Charlotte), David Bizic (Albert), Jonathan Summers (Le Bailli)
Director Richard Eyre returns to the Met with a new staging of Massenet's tragic romance Werther, starring Jonas Kaufmann and Elina Garanca in their first Met performances as the brooding poet Werther and his unattainable love, Charlotte.
La Bohème - Puccini - April 5, 2014 at 12:55 p.m. ET
Conductor: Stefano Ranzani
Cast: Anita Hartig (Mimì), Susanna Phillips (Musetta), Vittorio Grigolo (Rodolfo), Massimo Cavalletti (Marcello), Patrick Carfizzi (Schaunard), Oren Gradus (Colline), Donald Maxwell (Benoit/Alcindoro)
An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli's classic production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history.
Così fan tutte - Mozart - April 26, 2014 at 12:55 p.m. ET
Conductor: James Levine
Cast: Susanna Phillips (Fiordiligi), Isabel Leonard (Dorabella), Danielle de Niese (Despina), Matthew Polenzani (Ferrando), Rodion Pogossov (Guglielmo), Maurizio Muraro (Don Alfonso)
James Levine conducts the first Live in HD performance of Mozart's barbed romance Così fan tutte.
La Cenerentola - Rossini - May 10, 2014 at 12:55 p.m. ET
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Cast: Joyce DiDonato (Angelina), Juan Diego Flórez (Don Ramiro), Pietro Spagnoli (Dandini), Alessandro Corbelli (Don Magnifico), Luca Pisaroni (Alidoro)
Joyce DiDonato sings her first Met performances of the title character in Rossini's Cinderella story, La Cenerentola, with bel canto master Juan Diego Flórez as her dashing prince.
Tickets are available at a participating theatre box office and online. Guests can also purchase the entire 2013-14 season online at discounted rates. Visit Cineplex.com/MetOpera for more information, including a list of participating theatres and showtimes.