Karita Mattila

Preview of the Opera

A new production of Puccini’s Tosca starring Karita Mattila opens THIRTEEN’s Great Performances at the Met’s fourth season on PBS. Mattila sings the title role of Tosca for the first time outside her native Finland, opposite Marcelo Álvarez as Cavaradossi. George Gagnidze is Scarpia and Paul Plishka is the Sacristan. Joseph Colaneri conducts, and acclaimed […]

Introduction

Finnish soprano Karita Mattila caused a sensation when she sang Salome at the Met for the first time in 2004, stunning the opera world with her interpretation of Richard Strauss’ fabled biblical princess. Wonderful news for fans – musical and TV – is her return to the role Saturday, January 17 at noon (ET) on […]

GP at The Met: Manon Lescaut

Introduction

Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera Composer: Giacomo Puccini Librettists: Ruggiero Leoncavallo, Domenico Oliva, Marco Praga, Giuseppe Giacosa, Luigi Illica, Giulio Riccordi Production: Gina Lapinski Conductor: James Levine Performers: Karita Mattila (Manon Lescaut), Dwayne Croft (Lescaut), Dale Travis (Geronte di Ravoir) Synopsis: On the heels of her triumph in Jenufa, Finnish soprano Karita Mattila adds another landmark role […]

GP at The Met: Manon Lescaut

Production Credits

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