Rose Callahan

Yannick Nézet-Séguin to Become New York Met Music Director Two Seasons Earlier Than Originally Planned

New York, NY (February 15, 2018) - Accelarating his arrival as Music Director by two seasons, Yannick Nézet-Séguin will take up the post in time for the start of the Metropolitan Opera's 2018-2019 season.

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2018-19 Season to Feature Three Operas Conducted by Nézet-Séguin, Including New Production of La Traviata, Directed by Michael Mayer

Other New Productions Include Season-Opening Samson et Dalila, Starring Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna; North American Premiere of Nico Muhly's Marnie; and Adriana Lecouvreur, Starring Anna Netrebko

Robert Lepage's Ring cycle, Starring Christine Goerke as Brünnhilde, to Return for First Time Since 2013

Live in HD Season to Feature 10 Transmissions, Beginning October 6 with Anna Netrebko in Aida

By freeing up some guest conducting weeks in his busy calendar in both the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons, Nézet- Séguin will now be able to conduct three operas and two Met Orchestra concerts at Carnegie Hall in each of those seasons, instead of the two operas per season originally scheduled. With the assumption of the Music Director title in the fall of 2018, Nézet- Séguin will also be taking on the full artistic responsibilities for the orchestra, chorus, and music staff. His full-time collaboration with Met General Manager Peter Gelb on all other artistic matters will also begin at that time. As previously announced, Nézet-Séguin will begin conducting a minimum of five operas per season starting with the 2020-21 season. 

Official Press Release

Credit : Rose Callahan

Credit : Rose Callahan

Credit : Rose Callahan

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