Metropolitan Opera Connections
Two of this season’s guest artists will be making their May Festival debuts and will be performing on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera this fall. Soprano Janai Brugger makes her Metropolitan Opera debut on October 30 in the role of Lui in Puccini’s Turandot. She discussed her debut in The New York Times.
Tenor Alek Shrader made his Metropolitan Opera debut on October 23 in Thomas Adès’ The Tempest. The NY Times review was enthusiastic about this new production and the role of Ferdinand was “sung by the appealing, sweet-voiced tenor Alek Shrader in his Met debut.” This production is part of the Met’s Live in HD series and will be shown locally in theatres on Saturday, November 10, at 12:55 pm. Screenings will be held at the Springdale Showcase Cinemas, Western Hills 14, Florence 14 and Newport on the Levee theatres.
Both Ms. Brugger and Mr. Shrader will perform in Cincinnati on Opening Night, May 10, in the Mozart Requiem.