Address: Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
Description: Approximate running time 4 hrs. 25 min. Nicholas Hytner's powerful 2010 production features a strong cast for Verdi's epic vision of the Spanish Inquisition. Ramon Vargas sings the title role, joined by Barbara Frittoli, Anna Smirnova, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Ferruccio Furlanetto, and Eric Halfvarson. Lorin Maazel conducts.
Venue Description: The Met Opera is a vibrant home for the most creative and talented artists from around the world. Longtime musical director James Levine is credited with having created one of opera's finest orchestras and choruses. Call or visit website for schedule, tickets and more information on the current season.