Well, we all blinked, and another incredible season somehow passed us by. But what a season it was!
We said a fond farewell to Sonja Frisell's iconic Aida production in order to make way for an exciting new one conceived by Michael Mayer's creative team. We reveled in the opulence and luxury casting of Adriana Lecouvreur. We were delighted & bowled over by Ambrogio Maestri's quintessential portrayal of Falstaff. We gushed over Laurent Pelly's critically acclaimed and utterly charming production of La Fille du Régiment (and Javier Camarena’s High C’s)!
And of course, we welcomed the Met’s new (and universally adored) music director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who has brought his characteristic artistry, musicianship, warmth, and personality to our productions of La Traviata and Dialogues des Carmélites. (We’re looking forward to seeing more of him next season as he conducts Wozzeck, Werther, Turandot, and our New Year’s Eve Gala with superstar Anna Netrebko.)
Despite our excitement about next season’s amazing offerings, we still brought our best to the final week of this season after successful openings of Götterdämmerung, the final chapter of Wagner's epic Ring Cycle, and Poulenc's excruciatingly beautiful Dialogues des Carmélites. These two audience favorites had limited runs, and we enjoyed looking out onto many full houses of extremely appreciative opera lovers. Hope you were able to get your tickets to those end-of-season gems! If not, you have countless exciting productions to choose from next season. Until then, enjoy your summer (we know we will!), and we’ll look forward to bringing you even more exhilarating, moving, dynamic performances this fall!