Please be advised that the following information refers to a production from the Met's 2012-2013
season. Explore our Metropolitan Opera 2014-15 Season in New York City to view the current repertory.
Approximate running time 2 hrs. 41 min.
“This is the Met at its adventurous best.” –Wall Street Journal
The New York Times calls Thomas Adès’s masterpiece “one of the most inspired, audacious and personal operas to have come along in years.” Robert Lepage’s “fantastical production…offers a superb cast, headed by the charismatic baritone Simon Keenlyside… Ariel is a dazzling creation and Audrey Luna conquers the role… Jasmine Catudal’s sets are alluring and inventive… Adès drew a textured, glittering and suspenseful account of his opera from the great Met orchestra.” The Financial Times lauds the performance’s “rare virtuosity… Keenlyside sang with sensitive force… [and] loomed and brooded magnetically.” The Associated Press praises Adès’s “magical score… filled with memorable passages of striking originality,” and Classical Review heralds Lepage’s “dazzling and thought-provoking production.”
Production a gift of Mrs. Bert S. Turner and Robert L. Turner
Additional funding from the Wyncote Foundation, as recommended by
Frederick R. Haas and Daniel K. Meyer, M.D.
A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, L’Opéra de Québec, and the Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna
In collaboration with Ex Machina
Performance Dates/Tickets and Info
All performances for this production have passed, and tickets are no longer available.