Opera Night Saturday 11 November 2017
Launched in 1931, the Met’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical radio series in American broadcast history. The 87th season of Saturday broadcasts will once again be heard over the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network. You can hear the 2017/18 Season every Saturday from 7pm on Opera Night and for details of the season, view their schedule here. **Please note we will not be taking the broadcasts of December 8th, 22nd, 29th and January 12th**
Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met with this gripping reimagining of Winston Graham's novel, set in the 1950s, about a beautiful, mysterious young woman who assumes multiple identities. Director Michael Mayer and his creative team have devised a fast-moving, cinematic world for this exhilarating story of denial and deceit, which also inspired a film by Alfred Hitchcock. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the enigmatic Marnie, and baritone Christopher Maltman is the man who pursues her - with disastrous results. Robert Spano conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus.
Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera's ultimate seductress, Carmen, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenor Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José. Louis Langrée conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus for Richard Eyre's powerful production, a Met favourite since its 2009 premiere. (Clementine Margaine and Roberto Alagna in Bizet’s Carmen. Photo Ken Howard, Met Opera)