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      Leading US Opera House opened October 22, 1883 statement of Gounod "Faust". For many years the theater on its stage took a huge number of American and world premieres. Here at different times were set "Turandot" by Puccini, "Boris Godunov" by Mussorgsky and "Queen of Spades" by Tchaikovsky - recognized masterpieces of world opera.

      In the early 20th century, the Met has become one of the leading opera venues in the world. His orchestra was conducted by Mahler, Mottl, Taskanіnі, Karajan. And what voices were on the scene! Great Enrico Caruso and worked in the theater since 1903, when he made his debut until 1920. At the Metropolitan Opera singing as the great Russian bass Feodor Chaliapin and the great tenor Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti.

      In September 1966 premiere of "Antony and Cleopatra" Barbera opening of a new opera hall in the Lincoln Center for the Arts. Hall has an excellent acoustics, it holds more than 3,800 spectators. House has 4 scenes - one main and three auxiliary and the orchestra pit, the calculated 110 musicians. The walls of the lobby is decorated with magnificent frescoes painted by Marc Chagall.

      As part of the Metropolitan Opera has a large symphony orchestra, choir, children's choir, ballet company, a lot of the leading soloists and artists support staff. Among the soloists well-known international and American artists. Metropolitan Opera daily gives performances from September to April. From May to June the theater goes on tour. In July, the company shows free performances in the parks of New York, which bring together thousands of spectators. During a tour of the Metropolitan Opera is a place of performance American Ballet Theatre and other opera and ballet troupes.

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