2017-18 Season at the Metropolitan Opera
So far, so great!
The season is off to a flying start with critically acclaimed performances of new productions such Norma and Exterminating Angel, and fantastic revivals of favorites like La boheme, Turandot and Die Zauberflöte. We've reached some unprecedented heights already with Audrey Luna hitting the an "a" above high C, the highest note ever sung on the Met stage (though it is worth noting that Emily Morley held the record for about a month after singing a "a flat" in Les Contes d'Hoffman).
As we head into Thanksgiving we are looking forward to openings of Verdi's Requiem, the family production of The Magic Flute, Le nozze di Figaro, The Merry Widow, and a New Years Eve Gala opening of a new Tosca! Then it's back to work learning music for the new year. We've already been working on the massive choruses of Semiramide and soon we'll add Parsifal and Luisa Miller to that mix.
On a more personal level, chorister Patrick Miller made his Met solo debut last week in Thaïs and Sara Heaton makes hers this spring in Cendrillon. We also welcome back and congratulate tenor Jeremy Little, back after taking a sabbatical during the 2016-17 season to complete a doctorate in voice at Stony Brook University.
It's been a great year so far... Let's make the rest of it just as good!