The Met announces the 2016-17 Season!
The Metropolitan Opera has announced its 2016-2017 season. In her 9th consecutive year at the Met, Susanna Phillips will highlighted in two productions beginning next fall. She will be reprising her house debut role as Musetta in La Bohème, and will also be starring opposite Eric Owens in the Metropolitan Opera premiere of Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin in a new production directed by Robert Lepage.
“The Met premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin (“Love From Afar”) is slated for December 1, with the opera receiving a new production directed by Robert Lepage; Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki will pace Saariaho’s score. Susanna Phillips will sing the role of Clémence, Eric Owens will sing Jaufré and Tamara Mumford will perform the role of the Pilgrim, who transports messages of love between the two. The performances will mark the first time that the Met has staged an opera by a woman composer since 1903.
Yoncheva will also appear as Mimì in a revival of Franco Zeffirelli’s iconic production of La Bohème, opposite the Rodolfo of Dmytro Popov, who makes his Met debut. Additional performances of Puccini’s opera will feature the Mimìs of Kristine Opolais and Ailyn Pérez, Susanna Phillips and Brigitta Kele will sing Musetta and Piotr Beczala and Michael Fabiano sharing duties as Rodolfo.”