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Yannick's Passion for Strauss: Two Strauss Operas to Grace the Met Opera Stage this Season


Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the renowned conductor, has exciting plans for the Metropolitan Opera's upcoming 2024-25 season. In a recent interview with the Associated Press, he shared his intentions to conduct two captivating works by Richard Strauss. One of them is "Salome," a piece that has not been performed at the Met in the past, and it will be presented in a new Claus Guth staging. The other Strauss work is "Die Frau ohne Schatten," which will be revived for the audience's delight.


However, the interview also shed light on another significant project Nézet-Séguin will undertake: a new staging of Richard Wagner's monumental masterpiece, "Der Ring des Nibelungen," commonly known as the Ring Cycle. Interestingly, the interview disclosed that the director for this ambitious production has not yet been selected. It is worth noting that the Met had previously announced a collaboration with the English National Opera (ENO) for the Ring Cycle. Unfortunately, due to a loss of funding from the Arts Council England, the production was left in an uncertain state.


In addition to these grand endeavors, the article mentioned that Nézet-Séguin will conduct the previously announced production of "Grounded," which is set to open the 2024-25 season at the Metropolitan Opera. This further demonstrates his commitment to a diverse repertoire and his dedication to bringing captivating performances to the stage.


Overall, Nézet-Séguin's upcoming season at the Met promises to be a thrilling and artistically rich experience for both the conductor and the audience. With his exceptional talent and vision, coupled with the remarkable works he has chosen to present, opera enthusiasts can eagerly anticipate an unforgettable season at the Metropolitan Opera.

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