For his sixth and final season as Principal Conductor of the Metropolitan Opera, Fabio Luisi takes the podium for an all-star Don Giovanni as well as a new production of Rossini’s Guillaume Tell, which returns to the house after an 80-year absence.
In 2010, when Fabio stepped in to lead Lulu at the Metropolitan Opera, Time Out New York called the performance “an inspired and ravishing account,” and the New York Times concluded that “the Met chose wisely in appointing Fabio Luisi its new principal guest conductor.” The press has been no less favorable in the intervening years: reviewing the new Richard Eyre staging of Manon Lescaut last season, the Huffington Post particularly praised the music, “which the magnificent Met Orchestra renders so beautifully under Fabio Luisi’s brilliant baton.”
Now, Fabio splits conducting duties with Plácido Domingo for a star-studded Don Giovanni starring Simon Keenlyside and Ildar Abdrazakov in the title role alongside Nadine Sierra, Ramón Vargas, and Rolando Villazón. See Fabio conduct Don Giovanni on September 27, October 1, 5, 8, 11, 15, 19, and 22 and November 1, 4, and 10. Fabio then leads Rossini’s final masterpiece Guillaume Tell in a new staging by Pierre Audi, starring baritone Gerald Finley in his signature role as the revolutionary on a quest for freedom as well as Marina Rebeka and Bryan Hymel. See Guillaume Tell at the Metropolitan Opera October 18, 21, 25, and 29, as well as November 2, 5, 9, and 12.