NEW YORK 〓 Metropolitan Opera cancels its 2020/2021 season

2020/09/24

The Metropolitan Opera has announced the cancellation of the 2020/2021 season. Because the convergence status of the new coronavirus cannot be seen. The entire season is said to be canceled for the first time in the theater’s 140-year history. According to General Manager Peter Gelb, the loss from the new coronavirus is $ 154 million.

At the same time as the announcement of the cancellation, the Metropolitan Opera also announced the performance lineup for the 2021/2022 season. The new production is the following 6 works. Terence Blanchard’s work, “Fire Shut Up in My Bones”, which marks the beginning of the season, is the first time the theater feature a work by an African-American composer.


Terence Blanchard《Fire Shut Up in My Bones》
Sep.27, 2021 –
PRODUCTION:James Robinson / Camille A. Brown
CONDUCTOR:Yannick Nézet-Séguin
CAST:Will Liverman / Angel Blue / Latonia Moore


Matthew Aucoin《Eurydice》
Nov.23, 2021 –
PRODUCTION:Mary Zimmerman
CONDUCTOR:Yannick Nézet-Séguin
CAST:Erin Morley / Joshua Hopkins / Jakub Józef Orliński / Nathan Berg / Barry Banks


Verdi《Rigoletto》
Dec.31, 2021 –
PRODUCTION:Bartlett Sher
CONDUCTOR:Daniele Rustioni
CAST:Quinn Kelsey / Rosa Feola / Piotr Beczała


Verdi《Don Carlo》
Feb.28, 2022 –
PRODUCTION:David McVicar
CONDUCTOR:Yannick Nézet-Séguin
CAST:Matthew Polenzani / Sonya Yoncheva / Elīna Garanča / Günther Groissböck / John Relyea
 / Etienne Dupuis


Donizetti《Lucia di Lammermoor》
Apr.23, 2022 –
PRODUCTION:Simon Stone
CONDUCTOR:Riccardo Frizza
CAST:Nadine Sierra / Javier Camarena / Artur Ruciński / Matthew Rose


Brett Dean《Hamlet》
May.13, 2022 –
PRODUCTION:Neil Armfield
CONDUCTOR:Nicholas Carter
CAST:Allan Clayton / Brenda Rae / Sarah Connolly / Rod Gilfry / John Tomlinson

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