Wagner’s soaring masterpiece makes its triumphant return to the Met stage after 17 years. In a sequel to his revelatory production of Parsifal, director François Girard unveils an atmospheric staging that once again weds his striking visual style and keen dramatic insight to Wagner’s breathtaking music, with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium to conduct a supreme cast led by tenor Piotr Beczała in the title role of the mysterious swan knight. Soprano Tamara Wilson is the virtuous duchess Elsa, falsely accused of murder, going head-to-head with soprano Christine Goerke as the cunning sorceress Ortrud, who seeks to lay her low. Bass-baritone Evgeny Nikitin is Ortrud’s power-hungry husband, Telramund, and bass Günther Groissböck is King Heinrich.
Approx. runtime: 4:54 [2 Intermissions]
Bay Street is thrilled to be partnering with the Met to bring their 2022-2023 season to the east end. From December 2022 through next fall, audiences will be able to experience eleven spectacular productions, with nearly half of them broadcasting live, transmitted directly from The Met’s stage in New York City. With a mix of company premieres, new productions, and classic repertory favorites the season is set to deliver incredible performances at Bay Street through September 2023.
Theatergoers have the choice of purchasing tickets for the entire 11 part series at nearly half price at just $150 or purchasing for individual screenings at $35 per ticket, and $25 for subscribers and patrons.