Three queens and a Lulu; what’s new at the Metmain
Headline: US soprano Sondra Radvanovsky will sing Donizetti’s ‘Three Queens’ in Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda and Roberto Devereux.
Headline: James Levine conducts Berg’s Lulu, with Marlis Petersen and Susan Graham.
Headline: Esa-Pekka Salonen’s conducts the late Patrice Chéreau’s production of Strauss Elektra, which much of the original cast.
Six new productions, in all. And a one percent price increase.
Actually, the marketing is almost the cleverest part of the programme: Kids under 18 get in half-price between Thanksgiving and New Year, so long as their ticket is urchased with a full-priced one.