Metropolitan Opera

Beginning Oct. 4, 2016, the public areas of the famed opera venue in Lincoln Center are open free of charge on weekday mornings.

Sir Richard Eyre, one of the world’s busiest and most acclaimed directors, moves easily between theater and TV, film and opera. On Feb. 18, the Metropolitan Opera premieres his new production of Jules Massenet’s tragic romance Werther. Here journalist Robin Tabachnik chats with Eyre about his love for this relatively unperformed work and how he has made it relevant for audiences today

Bartlett Sher is one of Broadway’s busiest directors. A Tony Award winner for the 2008 revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific, his current project is the eagerly anticipated new musical, The Bridges of Madison County, which begins previews Jan. 17 for a Feb. 20 opening night. A true man of the theater, Sher also enjoys a parallel career in opera, most notably at the Metropolitan Opera, where his productions of Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia (2006), Offenbach’s Tales of Hoiffman (2009), Rossini’s Le Comte Ory (2011) and, most recently, Nico Muhly’s Two Boys (2013) have opened to acclaim.

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