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Classical & Opera in New York - January 2017

Our carefully curated selection of the Best Classical & Opera in New York for the month of January 2017

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: Closes 20th April 2017

The Met's unforgettable production of Verdi's ancient Egyptian drama stars Liudmyla Monastyrska once again, alternating with Latonia Moore and Krassimira Stoyanova​. They share the title role of the enslaved Ethiopian princess caught in a love triangle with the heroic Radames. More info

: Closes 27th April 2017

Director Michael Mayer's hit production of Verdi's powerful tragedy sees 1500s Mantua replaced by a seedy and gaudy Las Vegas in 1960; the ideal setting for this eternal conflict of depravity and innocence. As with many operas, the themes of revenge, mistaken identities and divine intervention feature heavily in this; something that was quite hidden in Victor Hugo's original novel until Verdi put it to music. More info

: Closes 11th May 2017

The ever enduring Don Giovanni returns to the Metropolitan Opera. Mozart's libertine philanderer is cast in a decidedly darker light in this staging, whose story of unavenged justice incorporates tragedy and black comedy, as well as the supernatural elements which ultimately downfall. Giovanni is no misunderstood hero in this production, which was created by acclaimed British director and producer Michael Grandage. More info

: Closes 15th March 2017

The Metropolitan Opera present Barlett Sher's lushly vivid production of Gounod's romantic opera. Adapted from Shakespeare's classic tale of star-crossed lovers, it will reunite Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo, who displayed their sizzling chemistry in last year's Manon! Stunning and sumptuous, this retelling is likely to be a jewel in the 2017/16 season. More info

: Closes 18th February 2017

Richard Eyre's stunning production of Bizet's Carmen returns to the Met, with two of its leading ladies, Sophie Koch and Clementine Margaine,​ in the role of the title character. The world-renown opera tells the fiery story of Carmen and Don Jose, whose doomed love for her destroys them both. More info

: Closes 11th February 2017

Disguises and false identities abound as men - both young and old - vie for the hand of the beautiful Rosina in one of the funniest and most frenetic operas ever composed! Rossini's most popular opera returns to the Metropolitan Opera with Pretty Yende as the beauty Rosina and Javier Camarena as Almaviva, the romantic youth trying to woo her, and Peter Mattei as the inimitable Figaro. More info

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