The Metropolitan Opera
Sir David McVicar's "smashing new production" is "a grand triumph" (Huffington Post), featuring an exciting cast led by soprano Sonya Yoncheva in the title role of the fiery diva and Vittorio Grigolo as her passionate lover, Cavaradossi. The pair are "youthful, ardent, and innocent ... their duets electric, their kisses hot and numerous" (Wall Street Journal). Yoncheva's sound is "richly textured and shimmering," and "Grigolo's Mario is a true hothead ... complete with thrilling top notes" (New York Times). Željko Lučić is "an imposing figure with a voice to match" (Wall Street Journal) as the villainous police chief, Scarpia, and Emmanuel Villaume conducts.
2hr 53min (incl. two intermissions)
30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023
The Metropolitan Opera is a vibrant home for the most creative and talented artists working in opera, including singers, conductors, composers, orchestra musicians, stage directors, designers, visual artists, choreographers, and dancers. Nearly 800,000 people attend more than 200 performances in the opera house during the season, and millions more experience the Met through new media distribution initiatives and state-of-the-art technology. Under the leadership of General Manager Peter Gelb and Music Director James Levine, the Met engages the world’s greatest singers for productions staged by the most imaginative directors working in theater and opera. Every spot in the opera house is equipped with MetTitles, a small seat-back screen featuring subtitles in multiple languages.