Gunars Janaitis/Latvian National Opera
Anne Midgette
September 09, 2009

Through bolder stage productions, the Metropolitan Opera is bolstering its claim at opera’s forefront. This fall, the Met introduces three directors from spoken theater: Luc Bondy stages Tosca (through Oct. 17); Richard Eyre directs Carmen with mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca in the title role (Dec. 31); and Patrice Chéreau, once the enfant terrible and now a grand seigneur of opera direction, makes his American debut with Janácek’s From the House of the Dead (Nov. 12).

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