Saturday March 15th - Jules Massenet’s Werther
Jonas Kaufmann sings the title role of Massenet’s sublime adaptation of Goethe’s revoluntionary romance for the first time at the Met. Sophie Koch, Kaufmann’s recent partner in Werther in Paris and Vienna, sings Charlotte, and rising young maestro Alain Altinoglu conducts.
(Pictured: Jonas Kaufmann in Massenet's Werther - Photo Brigitte Lacombe, Metropolitan Opera)
Saturday March 22nd - Wozzeck by Alban Berg
Wozzeck’s longtime champion James Levine conducts Berg’s gripping modern masterpiece. Deborah Viugt and Thomas Hampson step into the demanding roles of the embattled Marie and the hapless and lamentable title character for the first time in their remarkable careers. (Photo Koichi Miura, Metropolitan Opera)