For the first time in company history, the Met presents the original five-act French version of Verdi’s epic opera of doomed love among royalty, set against the backdrop of the Spanish Inquisition. Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads a world-beating cast of opera’s leading lights in this performance, including tenor Matthew Polenzani in the title role, soprano Sonya Yoncheva as Élisabeth de Valois, and mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča as Eboli. Bass Günther Groissböck and bass-baritone John Relyea are Philippe II and the Grand Inquisitor, and baritone Étienne Dupuis rounds out the all-star principal cast as Rodrigue. Verdi’s masterpiece receives a monumental new staging by David McVicar that marks his 11th Met production, placing him among the most prolific and popular directors in recent Met memory.

Run time: 4h 55m with two 30m intermissions • French


About Opera Connection

Hosted by cultural historian/composer Dennis Neil Kleinman, the Opera Connection presents lively, engaging, jargon-free discussions before selected Met at The Music Hall broadcasts.

Schedule
Season Preview • Sat., 10/2/21 • 2pm • Historic Theater
Ariadne auf Naxos • Sun., 3/2/22 • 11am • Loft
Don Carlos • Sun., 4/3/22 • 10am • Loft
Lucia di Lammermoor • Sat., 5/21/22 • 11am • Loft


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