See Helen Mirren, Bette Midler, Jessica Chastain, Brooke Shields and More Stars Walk the Glamorous Metropolitan Opera Red Carpet!

News   See Helen Mirren, Bette Midler, Jessica Chastain, Brooke Shields and More Stars Walk the Glamorous Metropolitan Opera Red Carpet!
 
Stars of stage and screen turned out Sept. 21 to celebrate opening night of the Metropolitan Opera's Otello, directed by Bartlett Sher, officially launching to Met season! The production stars Aleksandrs Antonenko, Sonya Yoncheva and Željko Lučić. See who was there in all their glamour!

The production features set design by Es Devlin, costume design by Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Donald Holder and projection design by Luke Halls. It will also be presented in cinemas as part of the Met Live in HD Oct. 17.

Eyre's production of Puccini's Manon Lescaut follows Feb. 12, 2016. Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann will star.

Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer's production of Rigoletto, featuring Simon Keenlyside and Željko Lučić sharing the title role, will also return in repertory as part of the Met's season.

It has also been revealed that Mayer will helm the Nico Muhly opera Marnie, based on the 1961 Winston Graham work that was later adapted for screen by Alfred Hitchcock, as part of the Met's 2019-20 season. A co-production with the English National Opera, Marnie will have its London premiere in 2017.

For complete details of the Met season, visit metopera.org.

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