George Etheredge
George Etheredge

The Metropolitan Opera announces its 2024-25 season today, including five productions conducted by Yannick, out of a total of sixteen.

Among the five productions he will conduct, three are new (Grounded, Salomé and Aida) and two return to the MET (Die Frau Ohne Shatten and La Bohème). The three new productions will be presented Live in HD worldwide.

Grounded by Tony Award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori, featuring a female drone pilot in the Air Force (Grounded is also a MET premiere);

Salomé by Richard Strauss, whose production had not changed for 20 years, in a new production by Claus Guth. Yannick will conduct Salomé for the first time at the MET;

Aida by Giuseppe Verdi, the premiere of which will be the subject of the sumptuous New Year's gala at the MET. Director Michael Mayer's opulent production will feature Angel Blue making her MET debut as Ethiopian Princess Aida;

In addition, Yannick will conduct Die Frau Ohne Shatten by Richard Strauss, a mythological epic which constitutes a tour de force for both the Orchestra and the soloists;

He will also conduct one of the public's favorite classics, Puccini's La Bohème, whose numerous performances he will share with other conductors including his former student at the Curtis Institute, Kensho Watanabe.

In Carnegie Hall, twice with the MET Orchestra, he will notably conduct the New York premiere of Terence Blanchard's Orchestral Suite, taken from his opera Fire shut up in my bones; with the MET Orchestra Chamber Ensemble, he will present, among others, a selection of Czech music; Mahler’s masterpiece Das Lied von der Erde; as well as a program including jazz selections and Robert Schumann’s Piano quartet.

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AÏDA Crédit: Christine Jones (Set Model)

SALOMÉ Crédit: Monika Rittershause

DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN Crédit: Ken Howard / MET Opera

GROUNDED Crédit: Paola Kudacki / MET Opera

LA BOHÈME Crédit: Richard Termine / MET Opera


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