OPERA NIGHT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT

A scene from Boito's Mefistofele Photo Winnnie Klotz, Met Opera Archives Image Name: A scene from Boito's Mefistofele Photo Winnnie Klotz, Met Opera Archives Description: A scene from Boito's Mefistofele Photo Winnnie Klotz, Met Opera Archive

The spectacular Robert Carsen production returns to the Met for the first time since 2000, with bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as the diabolical title character, tenor Michael Fabiano as Faust, and soprano Angela Meade as Margherita. Mefistofele is the celebrated and only completed opera by Arrigo Boito who famously collaborated with Verdi on the libretti for Otello and Falstaff. Joseph Colaneri conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus in this production from the Metropolitan Opera, New York

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