The Great Bass Baritone Queen, Sir Bryn Terfel, will return to the company for the first time since 2012 in the name of a recognized institution captain who will sail forever. Valery Gergiev opens a new production with Franois Girard, whose 2013 vision for Parsifal Met sets the latest standard for Wagner’s shouting. With the extensive range of John Macfarlane, Girards’ new production transforms the Met phase into a rich oil paint. German talented soprano Anja Kampe is a devoted Senta in her Met movement, whose sacrificial love is for the Dutch, and bass Franz-Josef Selig with her father, Daland, and tenant Sergei Skorokhodov, her ex-boyfriend Erik.
Soprano Diana Damrau followed her win with Violetta in the new production of Verdis La Traviata, stars as the slain Mary, Queen of Scotland in Donizettis bel Canto. Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton is Queen Elizabeth I of her main competition, and silent designer Stephen Costello is Leicester’s best dig. Maurizio Benini returns a good return on Sir David McVicars.