Sunday, 20 April 2008

MET HD 2008-9 schedule

UPDATE 22/4: The MET has now officially confirmed the schedule posted below (link here) without alterations. In addition the opening night is also transmitted, but only in North America.

Saturday, October 11, 2008
Franck; Mattila, Komlósi, Begley, Kaiser, Uusitalo

Saturday, November 8, 2008
Dr. Atomic
Gilbert; Cooke, Arwady, Finley, Fink, Owens

Saturday, November 22, 2008
Le Damnation de Faust
Levine; Graham, Giordani, Relyea

Saturday, December 20, 2008
López-Cobos; Fleming, Schade, Hampson

Saturday, January 10, 2009
La Rondine
Armiliato; Gheorghiu, Oropesa, Alagna, Brenciu, Ramey

Saturday, January 24, 2009
Levine; de Niese, Murphy, Blythe

Saturday, February 7, 2009
Lucia di Lammermoor
Armiliato; Netrebko, Villazón, Kwiecien, Abdrazakov

Saturday, March 7, 2009
Madama Butterfly
Summers; Gallardo-Domâs , Zifchak, Giordani, Croft

Saturday, March 21, 2009
La Sonnambula
Pidò; Dessay, Flórez, Pertusi

Saturday, May 9, 2009
La Cenerentola
Benini; Garanca, Brownlee, Alberghini, Corbelli, Relyea

I must admit I was surprised, that they are not (as yet) broadcasting the first Ring Cycle (the matinée cycle playing over four Saturdays). Still room for changes, I suppose, though the programme does look splendid, indeed.


Susan said...

Thanks for posting this! If it's ok with you I'll put a link to your blog from mine. :)

mostly opera... said...

Thank you. No problem :)

Anonymous said...

What? No Don Giovanni? Isn't that in the 08-09 season?

mostly opera... said...

Yes they are playing Don Giovanni next season, but it´s the old production, that has already been released on DVD, so perhaps that´s why they chose not to broadcast it.

LinGin said...

Thanks for posting this. My neighbors' daughter, Mara Blumenfeld, is the costume designer for both "Lucia" and "Sonnambula" and I know they are going to be thrilled.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps your list is accurate; However, in the past all Met HD broadcasts have also been Met radio broadcasts. This list has three HD broadcasts before the radio broadcasts begin on November 29. You never know.

Anonymous said...

The current Met production of Don Giovanni has not been released on DVD.

mostly opera... said...

I was told that the production filmed in 2000 with Terfel and Fleming is still the current one, but obviously if a new one has come out since then it hasn´t been filmed. Thanks for pointing that out..

Regarding the schedule - no guarantees for the accuracy of course, but the MET has officially stated that HD transmissions will begin in October next season.

LinGin said...

The "Giovanni" with Terfel and Fleming is the reworked Zefferelli production. The current staging is by Marthe Keller and it is the world's worst kept secret that Gelb hates it and is going to replace it ASAP. That would mitigate it being an HD transmission. Also, I've been told that the Zefferelli sets have been destroyed so no revival there.

David said...

I'm surprised they aren't doing the matinee Rusalka on March 14th. They don't stage that one very often.

Anonymous said...

It would be nice to get the Ring; but I'm sure Gelb is going to hold on to scheduling that until the new production that he'll be in charge of and not the last revival of one that is already on DVD.

Sondheimite said...

I agree with David. Omitting Rusalka was a real oversight. As for the Ring, that tired production is available on DVD and anon is doubltlessly right when he says that Gelb is holding out for his Ring.

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