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Subject: Fwd: Metropolitan Opera Cast Change Advisory: TOSCA
From: Bob Kosovsky <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Bob Kosovsky <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 5 Dec 2017 15:11:05 -0500

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Emmanuel Villaume will conduct the Met’s new production of Puccini’s
Tosca, on December 31, 2017, and January 3, 6, 9, 12, 23, and 27, 2018,
replacing James Levine.

Maestro Villaume, who recently conducted Massenet’s Thaïs at the Met,
is Music Director of the Dallas Opera and Music Director and Chief
Conductor of the Prague Philharmonia. He made his Met debut in 2004
conducting Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, and his subsequent performances
with the company have included Saint-Saëns’s Samson et Dalila,
Bizet’s Carmen, Massenet’s Manon and Gounod’s  Roméo et Juliette.

Sir David McVicar’s new staging of Tosca opens on December 31, with
Sonya Yoncheva as Tosca, Vittorio Grigolo as Cavaradossi, and Bryn Terfel
as Scarpia. The January 27 matinee will be transmitted live as part of the
Met’s Live in HD series, which reaches more than 2,000 movie theaters in
73 countries around the world.

Later performances on April 21, 26 and 30, and May 4, 8 and 12, 2018, will
star Anna Netrebko in the title role opposite Marcelo Álvarez as
Cavaradossi and Michael Volle and Željko Lučić sharing the role of
Scarpia. The April and May performances will be conducted by Bertrand de

Gareth Morrell will conduct the performance on January 18, 2018. The
conductor for the January 15 performance will be announced at a later

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Music Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
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