The easy availability of high culture is one of the best perks of living in New York City. Our NYC workers compensation lawyers love taking in concerts, ballets, operas, and other events in the city. We especially love going to the Metropolitan Opera in Manhattan. Here are some upcoming shows that we are looking forward to there:
Georges Bizet’s iconic opera Carmen will be has had several performances at the Metropolitan Opera House this fall, beginning in late October and with the most recent show on November 15. If you missed these showings, you still have a chance to catch this legendary opera on January 9 at 8 p.m. This classic story has been enthralling audiences since its debut in 1875, and it’s a performance that every opera lover should see at least once in their lifetime. Mezzo-soprano Clementine Margaine is enchanting as the lead character, and Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna add impassioned portrayals of Don Jose.
This classic Francesco Cilea opera from early 20th-century Italy begins showing at the Metropolitan Opera on New Year’s Eve and has an additional seven showings through the end of January. Adriana Lecouvreur debuted in Milan on November 6, 1902, and is based on the life of the title character, 18th-century French actress Adrienne Lecouvreur. While there are historical elements to this opera, the bulk of the story is fictional. This opera is also based on an 1849 play by the same name, written by Eugene Scribe.
La Clemenza di Tito
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed La Clemenza di Tito in 1791, the last year of his life. The opera premiered on September 6, 1791, at the Estates Theater in Prague. This spring, New York audiences will have the opportunity to see the opera by one of history’s most iconic composers at the Met. The show premieres on March 30 and there will be a total of six performances, with the finale on April 20. Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato will be singing Sesto at the Met for the first time and tenor Matthew Polenzani will play Tito.
Dialogues des Carmélites
Dialogues des Carmélites is more modern than the previous operas on this list, with premiere being held on January 26, 1957, at La Scala in Milan. This three-act opera by Francis Poulenc tells a fictional story based on the Martyrs of Compiegne, who were a group of Carmelite nuns that were guillotined in Paris for refusing to renounce their dedication to the nunnery during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror in 1794. Yannick Nezet-Seguin starts in this classic John Dexter production, which will play at the Met Opera three times in early May.