The Vancouver Opera Guild invites you to join its exciting spring tour to New York featuring five productions at the Metropolitan Opera with excellent seating in the Grand Tier Balance section and non-stop flights with Air Canada.
Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven’s only opera – an ode to freedom, justice, and the human spirit – returns to the Met with a fine cast. Adrianne Pieczonka is Leonore, who, disguised as Fidelio, courageously fights for her husband Florestan’s freedom. Klaus Florian Vogt is Florestan, Greer Grimsley is Don Pizarro, and Falk Struckmann is Rocco. Sebastian Weigle conducts.
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
The Met’s monumental staging is a dazzling backdrop for the star-crossed love story set amid the clash of ancient empires. Soprano Krassimira Stoyanova appears in the title role, the slave girl Aida, who is secretly a princess. Violeta Urmana is the formidable Amneris, daughter of the Egyptian pharaoh, and Riccardo Massi is the hero Radamès, caught between them. Daniele Rustioni conducts.
La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
Carmen Giannattasio sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, opposite Atalla Ayan as her lover, Alfredo, and the great Plácido Domingo as Germont. Nicola Luisotti conducts.
Eugene Onegin by Peter Tchaikovsky
Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production, starring Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Tatiana and Onegin. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Lenski, and Robin Ticciati conducts.
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss
The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen, the director behind the Met’s recent Falstaff, places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also stars Gűnther Groissbȍck as Baron Ochs. Music Director James Levine conducts the sparklingly perfect score.