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Opening Night Gala

There are few occasions to match the excitement and glamour and of an Opening Night at the Met. This spectacular gala showcased the extraordinary soprano Renée Fleming in three different, equally dazzling roles, each costumed by a different designer. The famous productions by Franco Zeffirelli (Verdi’s La Traviata, Act II, conducted by James Levine), Jean-Pierre Ponnelle (Massenet’s Manon, Act III), and John Cox (Strauss’s Capriccio, final scene) were fully staged. With Ramón Vargas, Thomas Hampson, Dwayne Croft, and Robert Lloyd.

Performance Info

Performance Date
Sep 22, 2008
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi, Jules Massenet, Richard Strauss
Librettist
Francesco Maria Piave, Henri Meilhac, Philippe Gille and Clemens Krauss
Run Time
2 HRS 22 MIN
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet
Cast & Creative
Conductor
James Levine/Marco Armiliato/Patrick Summers
Violetta/Manon/Countess
Renée Fleming
Alfredo/Des Grieux
Ramón Vargas
Germont
Thomas Hampson
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