THE SCOOP | Metropolitan Opera’s 2022-23 Season Breakdown

By Michael Vincent on February 23, 2022

Soprano Anna Netrebko to star in David McVicar’s revival production of Don Carlo at The Met Opera in November 2022 (Photo: Kristian Schuller)
Soprano Anna Netrebko to star in David McVicar’s revival production of Don Carlo at The Met Opera in November 2022 (Photo: Kristian Schuller)

After weeks of speculation, the Metropolitan Opera announced the full details of the 2022-23 season.

“Our 2022–23 season picks up where we will have left off at the end of the current season, with more new productions and more Met premieres than in recent decades,” said Met General Manager Peter Gelb. “Our lessons learned during the two years of the pandemic are that the future of the Met, and of opera, rely upon ceaselessly breaking new and diverse artistic ground. It’s our path forward.”

Quick takes…

…The season features seven new productions, the most since 2012. This includes two notable Met premieres: Kevin Puts’ The Hours and Terence Blanchard’s Champion.

The 2022–23 season also features 16 repertory revivals.

Headliners include Sonya Yoncheva (Fedora), Sondra Radvanovsky (Medea), Anna Netrebko (Don Carlo) and Renée Fleming (The Hours).

With Nézet-Séguin proving people still care about Met Opera conductors, they have invited eight of them for their Met debuts. This includes rising conductor Nathalie Stutzmann with two new Mozart productions (Don Giovanni and Die Zauberflöte).

A New Year’s Eve Gala premiere will welcome Sir David McVicar’s second new staging of the season, Giordano’s Fedora.

Maestro Nézet-Séguin will conduct François Girard’s new production of Wagner’s Lohengrin with Beczała in the title role and a cast featuring sopranos Tamara Wilson, Elena Stikhina, and Christine Goerke.

Revivals

  • Verdi’s Aida: Dec. 2, 2022-May 18, 2023
  • Puccini’s La Bohème: April 21 – June 9, 2023
  • Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites: Jan. 15-28, 2023
  • Verdi’s Don Carlo: Nov. 3-Dec. 3, 2022
  • Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore: Jan. 10-April 29, 2023
  • Verdi’s Falstaff: March 12-April 1, 2023
  • Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer: May 30-June 10, 2023
  • Mozart’s Idomeneo: Sept. 28-Oct. 20, 2022
  • Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk: Sept. 29-Oct. 21, 2022
  • Mozart’s The Magic Flute: Dec. 16, 2022-Jan. 6, 2023
  • Bellini’s Norma: Feb. 28-March 25, 2023
  • Britten’s Peter Grimes: Oct. 16-Nov. 12, 2022
  • Verdi’s Rigoletto: Nov. 10-Dec. 29, 2022
  • Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier: March 27-April 20, 2023
  • Puccini’s Tosca: Oct. 4, 2022-April 15, 2023
  • Verdi’s La Traviata: Oct. 25, 2022-March 18, 2023

Premiere Productions

  • Cherubini’s Medea: Sept. 27-Oct. 28, 2022
  • Kevin Puts’ The Hours: Nov. 22-Dec. 15, 2022
  • Giordano’s Fedora: Dec. 31, 2022-Jan. 28, 2023
  • Wagner’s Lohengrin: Feb. 26-April 1, 2023
  • Terence Blanchard’s Champion: April 10-May 13, 2023
  • Mozart’s Don Giovanni: May 5-June 2, 2022
  • Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte: May 19-June 10, 2023

Is The Met: Live in HD Coming Back?

It sure is. You’ll see ten live Met performances available in theatres globally starting Oct. 22, 2022.

  • Medea (Oct. 22)
  • La Traviata (Nov. 5)
  • Don Carlo (Nov. 19)
  • The Hours (Dec. 10)
  • Fedora (Jan. 14)
  • Lohengrin (Mar. 18)
  • Der Rosenkavalier (Apr. 15)
  • Champion (Apr. 29)
  • Don Giovanni (May 20)
  • Die Zauberflöte (June 3)

What are you looking forward to most? Let us know in the comments.

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