· A quartet of important American artists—Angela Meade, Jennifer Check, Michael Fabiano, and Christian Van Horn—make their role debuts in this rarely performed work
· Van Horn, winner of the 2018 Richard Tucker Award, takes on his first leading role at the Met
· Robert Carsen’s landmark production returns to the Met for the first time since its Met premiere during the 1999–2000 season
New York, NY (November 6, 2018)—A deal with the devil is struck with powerful results in the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Arrigo Boito’s Mefistofele, with performances November 8 to December 1, 2018. Starring in the diabolical title role is 2018 Richard Tucker Award winner Christian Van Horn, who joins recent Tucker Award winners Angela Meade as the love interest Margherita and Michael Fabiano as the bargain-making Faust. Rounding out the cast is Jennifer Check as Helen of Troy. Not seen on the Met stage in nearly 20 years, Robert Carsen’s production is conducted by Carlo Rizzi and Joseph Colaneri.
Mefistofele Radio and Online Broadcasts
The November 8, November 19, and December 1 performances of Mefistofele will be broadcast live on Metropolitan Opera Radio on SIRIUS XM Channel 75. The December 1 performance of Mefistofele will be broadcast over the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network, and the November 8 performance will also be streamed live on the Met’s web site, metopera.org.