Palm Arts Presents: Met Opera 2022-23 Season! “Medea” is Opener, 10/29!

Palm Arts Presents: Met Opera 2022-23 Season! “Medea” is Opener, 10/29!

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The season of Met Opera transmissions begins on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 11am.


MEDEA (Cherubini) – Met Premiere
Encore presentation only: Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 11am MST
Run time 2:50

Having triumphed at the Met in some of the repertory’s fiercest soprano roles, Sondra Radvanovsky stars as the
mythic sorceress who will stop at nothing in her quest for vengeance. Joining Radvanovsky in the Met-premiere
production of Cherubini’s rarely performed masterpiece is tenor Matthew Polenzani as Medea’s Argonaut husband,
Giasone; soprano Janai Brugger as her rival for his love, Glauce; bass Michele Pertusi as her father, Creonte, the
King of Corinth; and mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Gubanova as Medea’s confidante, Neris.

Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 11am MST
Run time 3:00

Soprano Nadine Sierra stars as the self-sacrificing courtesan Violetta—one of opera’s ultimate heroines—in Michael
Mayer’s vibrant production of Verdi’s beloved tragedy. Tenor Stephen Costello is her self-centered lover Alfredo,
alongside baritone Luca Salsi as his disapproving father and Maestro Daniele Callegari on the podium.

THE HOURS (Kevin Puts) – World-Premiere Production
Encore presentation only: Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 11am MST
Run time 2:55

The world-premiere staging of Kevin Puts’s The Hours, adapted from Michael Cunningham’s acclaimed novel,
which also served as the inspiration for the Oscar-winning film, arrives in cinemas this December. In her highly
anticipated return to the Met, soprano Renée Fleming joins soprano Kelli O’Hara and mezzo-soprano Joyce
DiDonato to portray three women from different eras who grapple with their inner demons and their roles in society.
Phelim McDermott, who recently created the Met’s acclaimed production of Philip Glass’s Akhnaten, directs this
compelling drama, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium to conduct Puts’s powerful score.

FEDORA (Giordano)
Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 11am MST
Run time 2:25

Giordano’s exhilarating drama Fedora returns to the Met for the first time in 25 years, starring soprano Sonya
Yoncheva in the title role of the 19th-century princess who falls in love with her fiancé’s murderer, Count Loris, sung
by tenor Piotr Beczała. Soprano Rosa Feola is the Countess Olga, Fedora’s confidante, and baritone Artur Ruciński
is the diplomat De Siriex. Marco Armiliato conducts David McVicar’s intricate production, with a fixed set that
unfolds to reveal the opera’s settings: a palace in St. Petersburg, a fashionable Parisian salon, and a picturesque
villa in the Swiss Alps.

LOHENGRIN (Wagner) – New Production
Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 10am MST (NOTE EARLY START TIME)
Run time 4:35

Wagner’s Lohengrin returns to the Met stage after an absence of 17 years with this atmospheric new staging by
François Girard. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts a cast led by tenor Piotr Beczała in the title role of the mysterious
swan knight. Soprano Tamara Wilson is the virtuous duchess Elsa, falsely accused of murder, going head-to-head
with soprano Christine Goerke as the cunning sorceress Ortrud. Bass-baritone Evgeny Nikitin is Ortrud’s power-hungry
husband, Telramund, and bass Günther Groissböck is King Heinrich. �

April 1, 2023 at 10:30am MST (NOTE EARLY START TIME)
Run time 2:45

Verdi’s Shakespearean comedy features a brilliant ensemble cast in Robert Carsen’s celebrated staging. Baritone
Michael Volle sings his first Verdi role at the Met as the caddish knight Falstaff, gleefully tormented by a trio of clever
women who deliver his comeuppance. Reuniting after their acclaimed performances in the production’s 2019 run
are soprano Ailyn Pérez as Alice Ford, soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano as Meg Page, and mezzo-soprano MarieNicole Lemieux as Mistress Quickly. Soprano Hera Hyesang Park and tenor Bogdan Volkov are the young couple
Nannetta and Fenton, and Daniele Rustioni conducts.

DER ROSENKAVALIER (Strauss) – Revival
Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 10am (NOTE EARLY START TIME)
Run time 4:30

A stellar trio assembles to take on the lead roles of Strauss’s comedy, with soprano Lise Davidsen in her Met role
debut as the Marschallin, opposite mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard in her Met role debut as Octavian, and soprano
Erin Morley as Sophie. Bass Günther Groissböck returns as Baron Ochs, and Markus Brück is Sophie’s father, Faninal.
Maestro Simone Young takes the podium to oversee Robert Carsen’s fin-de-siècle staging.

CHAMPION (Terence Blanchard) – Met Premiere
Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 11am MST
Run time 3:00

Six-time Grammy Award–winning composer Terence Blanchard brings his first opera to the Met after his Fire Shut Up
in My Bones made history in the 2021–22 season. Bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green is the young boxer Emile Griffith,
who rises from obscurity to become a world champion, and bass-baritone Eric Owens portrays Griffith’s older self,
haunted by the ghosts of his past. Soprano Latonia Moore is Emelda Griffith, the boxer’s estranged mother, and
mezzo- soprano Stephanie Blythe is the bar owner Kathy Hagan. Yannick Nézet-Séguin returns to the podium to
conduct Blanchard’s second Met premiere. Director James Robinson, whose productions of Fire Shut Up in My
Bones and Porgy and Bess brought down the house, oversees the staging. Camille A. Brown, whose choreography
electrified audiences in Fire and Porgy, also returns.

DON GIOVANNI (Mozart) – New Production
Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 11am MST
Run time 2:55

Tony Award–winning director Ivo van Hove makes his Met debut with a new staging of Mozart’s tragicomedy Don
Giovanni. The tale of deceit and damnation is set in an abstract architectural landscape that explores the dark
corners of the story and its characters. Nathalie Stutzmann makes her Met debut conducting a star-studded cast
led by baritone Peter Mattei as a magnetic Don Giovanni, alongside the Leporello of bass-baritone Adam
Plachetka. Sopranos Federica Lombardi, Ana María Martínez, and Ying Fang are Giovanni’s conquests—Donna
Anna, Donna Elvira, and Zerlina—and tenor Ben Bliss sings Don Ottavio.

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE (Mozart) – New Production
Saturday, June 3, 2023at 11am MST
Run time 3:10

Nathalie Stutzmann conducts her second Mozart work this season with a new production of Die Zauberflöte. In his
Met-debut staging, Simon McBurney incorporates projections, sound effects, and acrobatics to match the
spectacle and drama of Mozart’s fable. The brilliant cast includes soprano Erin Morley as Pamina, tenor Lawrence
Brownlee as Tamino, baritone Thomas Oliemans in his Met debut as Papageno, soprano Kathryn Lewek as the
Queen of the Night, and bass Stephen Milling as Sarastro

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