New Met cinema season

New York’s Metropolitan opera has announced its 2015/16 cinema season which will begin on Saturday 3 October 2015 with Verdi’s Il trovatore stariing Anna Netrebko in her Met role debut as Leonora, the Verdi heroine who sacrifices her own life for the love of the gypsy troubadour. Tenor Yonghoon Lee sings the ill-fated Manrico, baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky is his rival, and mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick is the mysterious gypsy with the troubled past. Marco Armiliato conducts David McVicar’s Goya-inspired production.

The season continues:

Otello – 17 October 2015

Tannhäuser – 31 October 2015

Lulu – 21 November 2015

Les pêcheurs de perles – 16 January 2016

Turandot – 30 January 2016

Manon Lescaut – 5 March 2016

Madama Butterfly – 2 April 2016

Roberto Devereux – 16 April 2016

Elektra – 30 April 2016

Further information – www.metopera.org/Season/In-Cinemas/