The Metropolitan Opera Live: Lohengrin

3/18 – Rose Theatre
The Metropolitan Opera Live: Lohengrin


Playing in the Rose Theatre
Date Time
Sat, 3/18 9:00am
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Part of the Metropolitan Opera Live Series: 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. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.

4h 55m. Sung in German with subtitles.

Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Elsa: Tamara Wilson
Ortrud: Christine Goerke
Lohengrin: Piotr Beczała
Telramund: Evgeny Nikitin
Herald: Brian Mulligan
Heinrich: Günther Groissböck

"LOHENGRIN contains Wagner’s most demanding and rewarding choral writing, and the Met’s unrivaled ensemble performs it with unflagging power and superb control. A must-see." – Observer

"This is an opera about private passions and great social tremors; in each of the three acts, dazzled and reverent crowds keep the voltage high." – Vulture

"Five stars for LOHENGRIN — outstanding singing and indelible images in [the] new Met production." – Financial Times