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The 2013-2014 Superconductor Metropolitan Opera Preview

By Superconductor @ppelkonen
Your source for all the information on the coming season.
by Paul J. Pelkonen
The 2013-2014 Superconductor Metropolitan Opera Preview The Metropolitan Opera season launches next month, and we're ready with a complete guide. 2013-2014 promises to be an exciting year in opera, marked by the return of James Levine to conducting duties, six new productions and the long-awaited revivals of Russian opera, Bellini and Richard Strauss at the nation's biggest opera house.
If you've been reading Superconductor in the past three weeks, you've no doubt noticed our series of daily opera previews offering a look at the productions taking the stage at the Metropolitan Opera next season.
On this page, you'll find links to all of the operas in question, plus recording recommendations and information on where to buy tickets.
Here's the season, in the order that the productions roll out. Each title links to a one-page preview with recording recommendations.
Eugene Onegin (new production) opens Sept. 23
Così fan tutte opens Sept. 24

The Nose opens Sept. 28

Norma opens Sept. 30.
A Midsummer Night's Dream opens Oct. 11
Two Boys (new production) opens Oct. 21

Tosca opens Oct. 29
Falstaff (new production) opens Nov. 6
Die Frau ohne Schatten opens Nov. 7

Rigoletto opens Nov. 11
Der Rosenkavalier opens Nov. 22
The Magic Flute opens Dec. 16

Die Fledermaus (new production) opens Dec. 31 with a special gala performance.
L'Elisir d'Amore opens January 9, 2014
Madama Butterfly opens January 16.
Rusalka opens Jan. 23.
Prince Igor (new production) opens Feb. 6
Werther (new production) opens Feb. 18
The Enchanted Island opens Feb. 26
Wozzeck opens March 6.
La Sonnambula opens March 14.
Andrea Chénier opens March 24.
Arabella opens April 3, 2014.

I Puritani opens April 17, 2014.

La Cenerentola opens April 21, 2014.

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