• On September 24, Anna Netrebko opens the Met season as Adina in a new production of Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore, directed by Bartlett Sher.

    Photo: Nick Heavican/Met Opera
  • An Elisir costume design for the character of Dulcamara by Catherine Zuber

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  • Simon Keelyside sings Prospero in Robert Lepage's Met premiere production of Thomas Adès's The Tempest, which open October 23, conducted by the composer.

    Photo: Anne Deniau/Met Opera
  • A costume design by Kym Barrett for Miranda

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  • Marcelo Alvarez, Dmitri Hvorostovsky (pictured), and Sondra Radvanovsky star in David Alden's new production of Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera, opening November 8.

    Photo: Brigitte Lacombe/Met Opera
  • A set model for Un Ballo in Maschera by Paul Steinberg

    Photo: Met Opera Technical Department
  • David McVicar's Met premiere production of Donizetti's Maria Stuarda, starring Joyce DiDonato sings the title role, opens on New Year's Eve.

    Photo: Brigitte Lacombe/Met Opera
  • John Macfarlane designed the sets for Maria Stuarda...

    Photo: Met Opera Technical Department
  • ...as well as the costumes.

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  • Željko Lučić sings the title role in Michael Mayer's new production of Verdi's Rigoletto, opening January 28, 2013.

    Photo: Nick Heavican/Met Opera
  • Christine Jones's Rigoletoo set, seen at an early technical rehearsal

    Photo: Ron Berard/Met Opera
  • A costume sketch for Gilda by Susan Hilferty

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  • Wagner's Parsifal returns to the Met on February 15, 2013, in a new production by François Girard, starring Jonas Kaufmann in the title role.

    Photo: Micaela Rossato/Met Opera
  • A set design for Parsifal by Michael Levine

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  • Handel's Giulio Cesare, starring David Daniels in the title role and Natalie Dessay as Cleopatra, opens April 4, 2013, in a new production by David McVicar.

    Lyric Opera of Chicago production photo: Robert Kusel / Dessay photo: Pascal Victor
  • McVicar's staging was first seen at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2005.

    Lyric Opera of Chicago production photo: Robert Kusel