Samantha Hankey, Photo by Dario Acosta

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ROMÉO ET JULIETTE

The Metropolitan Opera (Stéphano) 

April 10, 15, 18 & 22

 

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA

ROMÉO ET JULIETTE

STÉPHANO

April 10, 15, 18, & 22

2021

The Metropolitan Opera

New York, New York

Canceled due to COVID-19.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts one of the most sumptuous scores in the repertoire, leading Gounod’s honeyed adaptation of Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy. Radiant soprano Nadine Sierra makes her Met role debut as the effervescent Juliette, opposite tenors Stephen Costello and Benjamin Bernheim, in his highly anticipated Met debut, as the ardent Roméo, all amid the romantic realism of Bartlett Sher’s staging. Ms. Hankey returns to the Met in the role of Stéphano.

DAS RHEINGOLD

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Bayerische Staatsoper (Wellgunde) 

June 30 | July 3

 

BAYERISCHE STAATSOPER

DAS RHEINGOLD

WELLGUNDE

June 30

July 3

2021

Bayerische Staatsoper

Munich, Germany

The untouched magic of the E flat major sounds in the first bars of Das Rheingold doesn't last long. Instead, a world emerges that cannot stop its own downfall. In this lawless world, greed, power, and curses prevail. Alberich steals the enchanted gold from the Rhinemaidens, while the god Wotan works to outsmart a pair of dragons to protect his family and home. The first in Wagner's epic cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen, Ms. Hankey reprises the role of Wellgunde after her original role debut at the Metropolitan Opera. Conducted by Valery Gergiev, directed by Andreas Kriegenburg.

 

CINDERELLA

The Metropolitan Opera (Prince Charming) 

December 22

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA

CINDERELLA

PRINCE CHARMING

December 22

2021

The Metropolitan Opera

New York, New York

Continuing a treasured holiday tradition, the Met presents a new installment in its series of abridged opera adaptations for family audiences. Laurent Pelly’s storybook staging of Massenet’s Cendrillon, a hit of the 2017–18 season, is presented with an all-new English translation in an abridged 90 minutes, with mezzo-soprano Julie Boulianne as its rags-to-riches princess. Maestro Emmanuel Villaume leads a delightful cast, which includes mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey as Cinderella’s Prince Charming, soprano Brandie Sutton as her Fairy Godmother, and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and bass-baritone Laurent Naouri as her feuding guardians.