The Metropolitan Opera in March 2012

The Metropolitan Opera in March 2012

Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. (end times vary)
Baritone Gerald Finley is Don Giovanni, the world's most famous lover.
Photo: Marty Sohl/Met Opera

All opera in March will start at the standard 1:00 p.m. ET

3/3        Verdi:  Aida - Verdi’s vision of ancient Egypt is grandly realized with the help of the Met’s unparalleled musical forces—and every one of its stage elevators. Violeta Urmana and Marcello Giordani star as the ill-fated lovers. Stephanie Blythe sings Amneris for the first time at the Met.

3/10      Mozart:  Don Giovanni - Michael Grandage's elegant new production, which premiered last fall, is back with Gerald Finley in the title role and Andrew Davis on the podium. Kyle Ketelsen and Bryn Terfel share the role of Leporello, and the cast of refined Mozartians also includes Marina Rebeka, Ellie Dehn, Isabel Leonard, Matthew Polenzani, Shenyang, and James Morris.

3/17      Mussorgsky:  Khovanshchina - Mussorgsky's sweeping epic, set during the reign of Peter the Great, is back on the Met stage for the first time in more than a decade. Olga Borodina and Ildar Abdrazakov lead an all-star Russian cast, conducted by Kirill Petrenko.

3/24      Verdi:  Macbeth - As the doomed couple, Thomas Hampson and Nadja Michael deliver the vocal fireworks of two of Verdi’s most challenging roles, Hampson for the first time at the Met and Michael in her company debut.

3/31      Donizetti:  L’elisir D’amore - Donizetti’s melodic classic is well served by a quartet of bel canto stars: Juan Diego Flórez and Diana Damrau are the unlikely lovers, Mariusz Kwiecien the vainglorious sergeant, and Alessandro Corbelli the dispenser of the elixir.