Sep 19, 2023
By Jeremy Logan
In a break with tradition, the Metropolitan Opera is expanding its repertoire this season by performing more recent operas alongside classics like “La Boheme.”
This fall the company will stage “X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X,” “Dead Man Walking” as well as “Florencia en el Amazonas,” the Met’s first Spanish-language opera in almost a century.
Seeking to rebuild its attendance following the pandemic, the Met is devoting a full one-third of its staged productions to contemporary work, including revivals of two recent hits: Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” and Kevin Puts’ “The Hours.”
The season will open September 26 with “Dead Man Walking” based on the book by Sister Helen Prejean about counseling inmates on Death Row.