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Opening Night Gala



Approximate running time 3 hrs. 26 min.

Broadcast & Plazacast Information | Q & A with Renée Fleming

For the season-opening gala starring Renée Fleming on September 22, Music Director James Levine, Marco Armiliato, and Patrick Summers conduct fully staged performances of the second act of Verdi’s La Traviata, the third act of Massenet’s Manon , and the final scene from Richard Strauss’s Capriccio. Tenor Ramón Vargas, baritones Thomas Hampson and Dwayne Croft, and bass Robert Lloyd join the soprano for this season-opener. A cast supper in Damrosch Park, adjacent to the opera house, follows the performance.

Performance Dates/Tickets and Info

All performances for this production have passed, and tickets are no longer available.