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Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Librettist: Konstantin Shilovsky and the composer, based on the novel in verse by Alexander Pushkin
Gergiev; Netrebko, Beczala, Kwiecien, TanovitskiMetropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus, and Ballet
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 53 min.
Deborah Warner’s new production of Tchaikovsky’s tragic romance, directed by Fiona Shaw, opened the Met’s 2013–14 season. Anna Netrebko stars as Tatiana, the young woman whose impulsive declaration of love is coolly rejected by Mariusz Kwiecien’s Onegin—with unexpected consequences years later. Piotr Beczala is Lenski, the friend-turned-rival Onegi...
Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Librettist: Salvatore Cammarano
Armiliato; Netrebko, Beczala, Kwiecien, AbdrazakovMetropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 22 min.
Star soprano Anna Netrebko adds Donizetti’s hapless heroine to her growing list of Met triumphs in this production by Mary Zimmerman that updates the events to the 19th century. Rising young tenor sensation Piotr Beczala is Edgardo and Mariusz Kwiecien plays Lucia’s brother Enrico whose brutal authority forces her to deny her heart and marry for th...
Composer: Jules Massenet
Librettist: Henri Meilhac and Philippe Gille
Luisi; Netrebko, Beczala, Szot, PittsingerMetropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet
Star soprano Anna Netrebko scored a triumph in Laurent Pelly’s acclaimed 2012 production, singing the title heroine for the first time at the Met. Manon’s story—from innocent country girl to celebrated courtesan to destitute prisoner—is one of the great tragic tales in literature and music, and this performance brings out all of its colors, as seen...
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Librettist: Francseco Maria Piave
Mariotti; Damrau, Volkova, Beczala, Lučić, KocánMetropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 32 min.
Michael Mayer’s acclaimed production, first seen in the 2012–13 season, sets the action of Verdi’s masterpiece in 1960 Las Vegas—a neon-lit world ruled by money and ruthless, powerful men. Piotr Beczala is the Duke, a popular entertainer and casino owner who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Željko Lučić sings Rigoletto, his sidekick and c...
Composer: Antonín Dvorák
Librettist: Jaroslav Kvapil
Nézet-Séguin; Fleming, Magee, Zajick, Beczala, RelyeaMetropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 52 min.
Otto Schenk’s storybook production perfectly captures the fairy-tale world of Dvořák’s supremely romantic opera. Star soprano Renée Fleming, in one of her most acclaimed portrayals, takes on the title role of the water nymph who longs to be human, opposite Piotr Beczala as the Prince, the object of her affection. John Relyea is the Water Gnome, Dol...
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Librettist: Luigi Illica
Armiliato; Netrebko, Cabell, Beczala, Finley, GradusMetropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 1 hrs. 52 min.
Puccini’s beloved tale of Parisian Bohemian life—with its colorful locales and characters—is just as popular with singers as it is with audiences. Star soprano Anna Netrebko is the poor seamstress Mimì who falls for her handsome poet neighbor, Rodolfo (tenor Piotr Beczala). Meanwhile, Rodolfo’s friend Marcello (Gerald Finley) rekindles his raucous ...
Bělohlávek; Hampson, Mattila, BeczalaMetropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 33 min.
When young, innocent Tatiana (Karita Mattila) meets the handsome Eugene Onegin (Thomas Hampson), she falls in love almost immediately. In one of Russian opera’s most memorable solo scenes, she pours out her heart in a passionate letter to Onegin—only to be coldly rejected. When the two meet again several years later, Tatiana has become the elegant ...
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