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New York CityWozzeck (11th January 2020)

Berg: Wozzeck
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; William Kentridge; Metropolitan Opera; Sabine Theunissen; Greta Goiris; Urs Schönebaum; Peter Mattei

New York CityMadama Butterfly (7th March 2009)

Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Patrick Summers; Anthony Minghella; Metropolitan Opera; Patricia Racette; Maria Zifchak; Marcello Giordani; Dwayne Croft

New York CityAgrippina (29th February 2020)

Handel: Agrippina
Harry Bicket; Sir David McVicar; Metropolitan Opera; John Macfarlane; Paule Constable; Joyce DiDonato
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