February 2015 Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts

February 2015 Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts

Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. (end times vary)

The fairy tale of Tchaikovsky's Iolanta is paired with the psychological thriller of Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle this February. 

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The Metropolitan Opera radio broadcast this February features a double bill on Valentines Day: The fairy tale of Tchaikovsky's Iolanta is paired with the psychological thriller of Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle. All radio broadcasts begin at 1:00 p.m. unless specifically noted.  There is one Live in HD Theatercast this month (2/14); it is noted "Live in HD." 

2/7        Verdi:  Macbeth Anna Netrebko moves boldly into Verdi with her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lucic’s doomed Macbeth. Adrian Noble’s chilling production also stars Joseph Calleja as the noble Macduff and René Pape as Banquo. Fabio Luisi conducts.

2/14      Tchaikovsky: Iolanta / Bartok: Bluebeard's Castle - Live in HD  On the heels of her triumphant Met performances as Tatiana in Eugene Onegin, soprano Anna Netrebko takes on another Tchaikovsky heroine in the first opera of this intriguing double bill, consisting of an enchanting fairy tale (Iolanta) followed by a psychological thriller (Bluebeard’s Castle). Netrebko stars as the beautiful blind girl who experiences love for the first time in Iolanta, while Nadja Michael is the unwitting victim of the diabolical Bluebeard, played by Mikhail Petrenko. Both operas are directed by Mariusz Trelinski, who was inspired by classic noir films of the 1940s. Iolanta also stars Piotr Beczala, and Maestro Valery Gergiev conducts both operas.

2/21      Mozart:  Don Giovanni  The magnetic Peter Mattei is Don Giovanni, performing alongside the starry ensemble of Elza van den Heever, Emma Bell, and Luca Pisaroni. New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert crosses the Lincoln Center Plaza to conduct.

2/28      Mozart:  Die Zauberflöte  Julie Taymor's transcendent production of Mozart's magical composition, seen this season in its full-length German version, features a youthful cast led by Miah Persson as Pamina, Kathryn Lewek as the Queen of the Night, Toby Spence as Tamino, Markus Werba as Papageno, and Tobias Kehrer as Sarastro. Adam Fischer conducts.  "One of the most visually dazzling productions in repertory at the Metropolitan Opera."  New York Times



 



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