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MetTalks: New Productions of the 2012-13 Season

Directors, conductors, and stars of the Met’s 2012–13 new productions discuss the challenges and rewards of bringing their visions to the stage.

Wednesday, December 19 5:30-6:30pm
Maria Stuarda
David McVicar directs the second of Donizetti's "Tudor" operas, starring Joyce DiDonato in the title role. He discusses his approach to this Met premiere production with Peter Gelb, set and costume designer John Mcfarlane, DiDonato, and soprano Elza van den Heever, who sings Mary's rival, Queen Elizabeth I.

Tuesday, January 22 5:30-6:30pm
Rigoletto
Michael Mayer's new production of this Verdi favorite is set in 1960s Las Vegas. Peter Gelb welcomes the director, conductor Michele Mariotti, and stars Diana Damrau, Željko Lucic, and Piotr Beczala for a discussion of this exciting new staging.

Thursday, February 7 5:30-6:30pm
Parsifal
François Girard directs a new production of Wagner's final masterpiece wtih Jonas Kaufmann in the title role. Peter Gelb leads a conversation with Griard and members of the cast.

Tuesday, March 19 5:30-6:30pm
Giulio Cesare
David McVicar's acclaimed production of Handel's most popular opera comes to the Met with David Daniels, Natalie Dessay, and Alice Coote in the leading roles. Singers, director, and conductor Harry Bicket are joined by Sarah Billinghurst for a conversation about their collaboration.

All MetTalks are held at the Metropolitan Opera House.

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MetTalks: Verdi's Rigoletto
Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 5:30 PM N/A
MetTalks: Wagner's Parsifal
Date: Thursday, February 07, 2013 5:30 PM N/A
MetTalks: Handel's Giulio Cesare
Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 5:30 PM N/A
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Sunday, February 07, 2016
Backstage Tour
10:30 AM
Backstage Tour
1:30 PM
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Tuesday, February 09, 2016
At the Met: Il Trovatore
7:30 PM
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Backstage Tour
3:00 PM
At the Met: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci
7:30 PM
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Thursday, February 11, 2016
Backstage Tour
3:00 PM
At the Met: Maria Stuarda
8:00 PM
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Friday, February 12, 2016
At the Met: Manon Lescaut
8:00 PM
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Monday, February 15, 2016
At the Met: Manon Lescaut
8:00 PM
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Tuesday, February 16, 2016
At the Met: Maria Stuarda
7:30 PM
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Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Backstage Tour
3:00 PM
At the Met: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci
7:30 PM
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Thursday, February 18, 2016
At the Met: Manon Lescaut
8:00 PM
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Friday, February 19, 2016
At the Met: Madama Butterfly
7:30 PM
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Sunday, February 21, 2016
Backstage Tour
10:30 AM
Backstage Tour
1:30 PM
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Monday, February 22, 2016
At the Met: Madama Butterfly
8:00 PM
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Wednesday, February 24, 2016
At the Met: Manon Lescaut
7:30 PM
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Thursday, February 25, 2016
Tudor Queens: Anna Bolena
5:30 PM
At the Met: Le Nozze di Figaro
7:30 PM
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Friday, February 26, 2016
Backstage Tour
3:00 PM
At the Met: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci
8:00 PM
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Monday, February 29, 2016
At the Met: Le Nozze di Figaro
7:30 PM
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Tuesday, March 01, 2016
Desperate Passion in Manon Lescaut
6:00 PM
At the Met: Manon Lescaut
7:30 PM
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Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Backstage Tour
3:00 PM
At the Met: Madama Butterfly
7:30 PM
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Thursday, March 03, 2016
Backstage Tour
3:00 PM
Tudor Queens: Maria Stuarda
5:30 PM
At the Met: Le Nozze di Figaro
7:30 PM
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Friday, March 04, 2016
At the Met: Don Pasquale
7:30 PM
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Saturday, March 05, 2016
At the Met: Manon Lescaut
1:00 PM
At the Met: Madama Butterfly
8:30 PM
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Sunday, March 06, 2016
GIANT: Tribute to Jon Vickers
7:00 PM
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Tuesday, March 08, 2016
At the Met: Manon Lescaut
7:30 PM
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Wednesday, March 09, 2016
Backstage Tour
3:00 PM
At the Met: Don Pasquale
7:30 PM
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Thursday, March 10, 2016
Tudor Queens: Roberto Devereux
5:30 PM
At the Met: L'Elisir d'Amore
7:30 PM
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Friday, March 11, 2016
At the Met: Manon Lescaut
8:00 PM
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