Season Lineup

  • 1

    Norma - Bellini

    New Production

    NOV 18th (Sat) ~ NOV 24th (Fri), 2017

    Estimated running time : 3 hours 27 minutes (1 intermission)

    Live transmission from the MET : October 7 th, 2017

    Conductor :
    Carlo Rizzi
    Production :
    David McVicar
    Cast :
    Sondra Radvanovsky(NORMA) / Joyce DiDonato(ADALGISA) / Joseph Calleja(POLLIONE)/ Matthew Rose(OROVESO)

    Introduction:

    “Ponselle, Milanov, Sutherland, Callas … after last night, Radvanovsky can add her name to the list,” declared the Huffington Post when Sondra Radvanovsky made her Met role debut as Norma in 2013. The 2017–18 season opens with a new production of Bellini’s masterpiece, starring Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her archrival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar’s evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule.

  • 2

    Die Zauberflöte - Mozart

    DEC 9th (Sat) ~ DEC 15th (Fri), 2017

    Estimated running time : 3 hours 45 minutes (1 intermissions)

    Live transmission from the MET : October 14 th, 2017

    Conductor :
    James Levine
    Production :
    Julie Taymor
    Cast :
    René Pape(SARASTRO) / Markus Werba(PAPAGENO) / Kathryn Lewek(QUEEN OF NIGHT)/ Golda Schultz(PAMINA) / Charles Castronovo(TAMINO) / Christian Van Horn(SPEAKER)

    Introduction:

    Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the full-length German version of Mozart’s magical fable, seen in Julie Taymor’s spectacular production, which captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its noble mysticism.

  • 3

    The Exterminating Angel - Thomas Adès

    New Premire | New Production

    JAN 27th (Sat) ~ FEB 2nd (Fri), 2018

    Estimated running time : 2 hours 42 minutes (1 intermissions)

    Live transmission from the MET : November 18 th, 2018

    Conductor :
    Thomas Adès
    Production :
    Tom Cairns
    Cast :
    Audrey Luna(LETICIA MAYNAR)/ Amanda Echalaz(LUCIA DE NOBILE)/ Sally Matthews(SILVIA DE ÁVILA) / Sophie Bevan(BEATRIZ) / Alice Coote(LEONORA PALMA) / Christine Rice(BLANCA DELGADO) / Iestyn Davies(FRANCISCO DE ÁVILA) / Joseph Kaiser(EDMUNDO DE NOBILE)

    Introduction:

    Following the rapturous response to his last opera, The Tempest, the Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera.

  • 4

    Tosca - Puccini

    New Production

    FEB 17th (Sat) ~ FEB 23th (Fri), 2018

    *Togeki : FEB 17th (Sat) ~ MAR 2nd (Fri), 2018

    Estimated running time : 3 hours 18 minutes (2 intermissions)

    Live transmission from the MET : January 27 th, 2018

    Conductor :
    Emmanuel Villaume
    Production :
    David Mc Vicar
    Cast :
    Sonya Yoncheva (TOSCA)/Vittorio Grigolo (CAVARADOSSI) / Željko Lučić (SCARPIA) / Patrick Carfizzi (SACRISTAN)

    Introduction:

    Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for two extraordinary sopranos sharing the title role of the jealous prima donna: Sonya Yoncheva (pictured above) and Anna Netrebko. Vittorio Grigolo and Marcelo Álvarez alternate in the role of Tosca’s revolutionary artist lover Cavaradossi, with Sir Bryn Terfel, Michael Volle, and Željko Lučić as the depraved police chief Scarpia. Emmanuel Villaume and Bertrand de Billy share conducting duties.

  • 5

    L’Elisir d’Amore - Donizetti

    MAR 3rd(Sat) ~ MAR 9th (Fri), 2018

    Estimated running time : 2 hours 49 minutes (1 intermissions)

    Live transmission from the MET : February 10 th, 2018

    Conductor :
    Domingo Hindoyan
    Production :
    Bartlett Sher
    Cast :
    Ildebrando D’Arcangelo (DULCAMARA) / Matthew Polenzani (NEMORINO) / Pretty Yende (ADINA) / Davide Luciano (BELCORE)

    Introduction:

    Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first Adina opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.

  • 6

    La Bohème - Puccini

    MAR 31th(Sat) ~ APR 6th (Fri), 2018

    *Togeki : MAR 31th(Sat) ~ APR 13th (Fri), 2018

    Estimated running time : 3 hours 6 minutes (2 intermissions)

    Live transmission from the MET : February 24 th, 2018

    Conductor :
    Marco Armiliato
    Production :
    Franco Zeffirelli
    Cast :
    Sonya Yoncheva (MIMÌ) / Michael Fabiano (RODOLFO) / Susanna Phillips(MUSETTA) / Alexey Lavrov(SCHAUNARD) / Lucas Meachem(MARCELLO) / Matthew Rose(COLLINE)

    Introduction:

    The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with a series of exciting casts. Sonya Yoncheva stars the role of the fragile Mimì, with Dmytro Popov, Russell Thomas, and Michael Fabiano alternating as the poet Rodolfo. Marco Armiliato conducts duties.

  • 7

    Semiramide - Rossini

    APR 14th(Sat) ~ APR 20th (Fri), 2018

    Estimated running time : 3 hours 55 minutes (1 intermissions)

    Live transmission from the MET : March 10 th, 2018

    Conductor :
    Maurizio Benini
    Production :
    John Copley
    Cast :
    Angela Meade (SEMIRAMIDE) / Ildar Abdrazakov (ASSUR) / Elizabeth DeShong (ARSACE) / Javier Camarena (IDRENO) / Ryan Speedo Green (OROE)

    Introduction:

    This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast.

  • 8

    Così fan tutte - Mozart

    New Production

    MAY 5th(Sat) ~ MAY 11th (Fri), 2018

    *Togeki : MAY 5th(Sat) ~ MAY 18st (Fri), 2018

    Estimated running time : 3 hours 46 minutes (1 intermissions)

    Live transmission from the MET : March 31 th, 2018

    Conductor :
    David Robertson
    Production :
    Phelim McDermott
    Cast :
    Kelli O’Hara (DESPINA) / Amanda Majeski (FIORDILIGI) / Serena Malfi (DORABELLA) / Christopher Maltman (DON ALFONSO) / Ben Bliss (FERRANDO) / Adam Plachetka (GUGLIEMO)

    Introduction:

    A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.

  • 9

    Luisa Miller - Verdi

    MAY 19th(Sat) ~ MAY 25th (Fri), 2018

    *Togeki : MAY 19th(Sat) ~ JUN 1st (Fri), 2018

    Estimated running time : 3 hours 58 minutes (2 intermissions)

    Live transmission from the MET : April 14 th, 2018

    Conductor :
    Bertrand de Billy
    Production :
    Elijah Moshinsky
    Cast :
    Sonya Yoncheva (LUISA) / Plácido Domingo (MILLER) / Piotr Beczala (RODOLFO) / Dmitry Belosselskiy (WURM) / Alexander Vinogradov (WALTER)

    Introduction:

    Plácido Domingo adds yet another role to his legendary Met career in this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years. Bertrand de Billy conducts.

  • 10

    Cendrillon - Massenet

    New Premire | New Production

    JUN 2nd(Sat) ~ JUN 8th (Fri), 2018

    Estimated running time : 3 hours 2 minutes (1 intermissions)

    Live transmission from the MET : April 28 th, 2018

    Conductor :
    Bertrand de Billy
    Production :
    Laurent Pelly
    Cast :
    Joyce DiDonato (CENDRILLON) / Alice Coote (LE PRINCE CHARMANT) / Stephanie Blythe (MADAME DE LA HALTIÈRE) / Kathleen Kim (LA FÉE) / Laurent Naouri (PANDOLFE)

    Introduction:

    “Glorious,” raved the New York Times when Joyce DiDonato sang the title role of Cendrillon at the Royal Opera in 2011. “Her performance was thoroughly enchanting.” Now, for the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met, with DiDonato starring in the title role. She is paired with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production.

** All works are subtitled in Japanese.
** Title, Casting and Schedule are subject to change without notice.

Theater Information /
Time Schedule

Theater Show Time
(one showing per day) *except Togeki, Midland Square Cinema and Namba Parks Cinema
Seat Ticket Selling Schedule
O=Online TC=Ticket Counter *To buy online tickets, visit each theater website
Hokkaido Sapporo Cinema Frontier

TEL:011-209-5400

10:00 - O/TC: 3 days in advance of each show week.
Miyagi MOVIX Sendai

TEL:022-304-3700

10:00 - O: From 9pm, 3 days in advance of each show date.
TC: 2 days in advance of each show date.
Chiba MOVIX Kashiwanoha

TEL:04-7135-6900

11:30 - O: From 9pm, 3 days in advance of each show date.
TC: 2 days in advance of each show date.
Saitama MOVIX Saitama

TEL:048-600-6300

11:20- O: From 9pm, 3 days in advance of each show date.
TC: 2 days in advance of each show date.
Tokyo Togeki

TEL:03-3541-2711

Die Zauberflöte : 14:30~ /18:30~
The Exterminating Angel : 18:30~
Tosca, L’Elisir d’Amore,
Cendrillon : 14:30~ /18:30~
La Bohème : 10:30~ /14:30~ /18:30~
Semiramide : 11:00~ /18:00~
Così fan tutte, Luisa Miller :
14:00~ /18:30~
O/TC: From the first day of the previous presentation.
Tokyo Shinjuku Piccadilly

TEL:03-5367-1144

10:00- O: From 9pm, 3 days in advance of each show week.
TC: 2 days in advance of each show week.
Tokyo MOVIX Akishima

TEL:050-6861-0325

10:00- O: From 9pm, 3 days in advance of each show date.
TC: 2 days in advance of each show date.
Tokyo 109 CINEMAS Futakotamagawa

TEL:0570-077-109

10:00- 3 days in advance of each show date.
O: 12am~ TC: Open hours
Tokyo T Joy PRINCE Sinagawa

TEL:03-5421-1113

11:00- 2 days in advance of each show date.
O: 12am~ TC: Open hours
Kanagawa 109 Cinemas Kawasaki

TEL:0570-007-109

11:00- 3 days in advance of each show date.
O: 12am~ TC: Open hours
Kanagawa Yokohama Burg 13

TEL:045-222-6222

11:00- 2 days in advance of each show date.
O: 12am~ TC: Open hours
Kanagawa 109 CINEMAS Shonan

TEL:0570-016-109

10:00- 3 days in advance of each show date.
O: 12am~ TC: Open hours
Aichi Midland Square Cinema

TEL:052-527-8808

10:00-
As for the following 3 titles, there
will be an additional show in the
afternoon: Die Zauberflöte, Tosca,
La Bohème.
For more information about show
time, please contact the theater.
O: From 11pm, 3 days in advance of each show date.
TC: 2 days in advance of each show date.
Kyoto MOVIX Kyoto

TEL:075-254-3215

10:00- O: From 9pm, 3 days in advance of each show date.
TC: 2 days in advance of each show date.
Osaka Osaka Station City Cinema

TEL:06-6346-3215

09:50- O: From 9am, 3 days in advance of each show date.
TC: 2 days in advance of each show date.
Osaka Namba Parks Cinema

TEL:050-6864-7125

18:30-
Die Zauberflöte, Tosca, La Bohème.
10:00~ / 18:30~
(Two Shows per Day)
O: From 9am, 3 days in advance of each show date.
TC: 2 days in advance of each show date.
Hyogo Kobe Kokusai Shochiku

TEL:078-230-3580

10:00- O: From 9pm, 3 days in advance of each show date.
TC: 2 days in advance of each show date
Hiroshima 109 Cinemas Hiroshima

TEL:0570-002-109

10:00- 3 days in advance of each show date.
O: 12am~ TC: Open hours
Fukuoka Fukuoka Nakasu Taiyo

TEL:092-291-4058

10:00 - Ticket Counter on each show date.
No Online Ticket available.

Ticket Information
(ALL price is including TAX)

Regular Fare

3,600yen

Student Fare

2,500yen

*per seat per show

Special Coupons: a set of THREE “Movie Ticket Cards”

A set of three “Movie Ticket Card” coupons for 9,300 yen available at theaters and Major.

  • *The Movie Ticket Card coupons are valid for ALL 2017-18 season titles.
  • *The Movie Ticket Card coupons are not valid on the day of your purchase at ticket counter. Please purchase them by the day before.
  • *The Movie Ticket Card coupons need to be exchanged for seat tickets at ticket counter or ticket vending machine or by making a seat reservation on website of each theater.

Special Discount for Repeat Viewers

A stub of a full-fare seat ticket from any previous 2017-18 season Live in HD shows is good for a 300 yen discount from the full-fare at ticket counter purchase. Offer not valid for coupon or Student Fare.

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