Canadian artists front and centre in Metropolitan Opera’s 18/19 season

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Marie-Nicole Lemieux and Gerald Finley in Canadian Opera Company's Falstaff. Photo: Michael Cooper

Canadians artists are firmly ensconced in the recently-announced Metropolitan Opera 18/19 season! Some of Canada’s leading stars will be returning to the Met stage, and others making their company debuts in operas such as La Bohème, Aida, Tosca and more!

Met Debuts

Étienne Dupuis will be making his Met debut as Marcello in La Bohème, a role he has previously sung at Opéra de Montréal.

Étienne Depuis and Marianne Fiset in Opéra de Montréal’s, La Bohème. Photo: Yves Renaud. 

Canadian contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux will play Geneviéve in Pelléas et Mélisande, making her Met debut, as well as Mistress Quickly in another Canadian, Robert Carsen’s, production of Falstaff.

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Endrik Wottrich and Marie-Nicole Lemieux in Opéra de Montréal’s Samson et Dalila. Photo: Yves Renaud

Returning to Metropolitan Opera

Singing her first lead role at the Met is mezzo-soprano, Rihab Chaieb as Zerlina in Don Giovanni. Chaieb’s debut role at the Met was Zulma in Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri.

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Ying Fang (left) and Rihab Chaieb (right) in Metropolitan Opera’s L’Italiana in Algeri. Photo: Ken Howard.

Sondra Radvanovsky returns to the Met in the title roles of Aida and Tosca.

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Sondra Radvanovsky in Los Angeles Opera’s Tosca. Photo: Ken Howard

Also returning to the Met stage is Gerald Finley in a role debut as Bluebeard in Iolanta/Bluebeard’s Castle. 

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Gerald Finley as Athanaël in Metropolitan Opera’s Thaïs. Photo: Chris Lee

Adrianne Pieczonka will be on the Met Opera stage again as Mme Lidoine in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites.

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Adrianne Pieczonka (Amelia) and Plácido Domingo in Metropolitan Opera’s Simon Boccanegra. Photo: Marty Sohl

For the complete repertory and casting click here