Dear Opera Lovers,
Seven new productions, 16 revivals, three complete Ring cycles,
and a newly conceived holiday presentation of The Barber of
Seville will be seen on the Met stage in the 2012–13 season.
We will honor the 200th birthdays of both Verdi and
Wagner with new productions of Un Ballo in Maschera, Rigoletto,
and Parsifal, and revivals of Aida, Don Carlo, Otello, La Traviata,
and Il Trovatore, as well as complete cycles of our new Ring, led
by Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi.
While Verdi and Wagner will play leading roles, our season
will include much more, including new productions of L’Elisir
d’Amore and Giulio Cesare and the first Met performances of
Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda and Thomas Adès’s The Tempest. We
will also present rare revivals of Les Troyens, Francesca da Rimini,
and Dialogues des Carmélites; recent hit productions of Carmen,
Le Comte Ory, and Don Giovanni; and perennial audience
Once again, the Met will host a lineup of the world’s
greatest singers, conductors, directors, and designers. Nothing
compares to the experience of a live performance at the Met,
and we look forward to seeing you here for a season filled with
opera at its very best.