by Chris Hale
22 Sept 2009

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   Last night, the Metropolitan Opera opened its 2009–2010 season with a new Tosca production with sets designed by Richard Peduzzi under the direction of the controversial director Luc Bondy. The opening night celebration included thousands of free seats to the general public at both Lincoln Center plaza and Times Square to view the performance on an oversized screen. 
   The opening night cast included soprano Karita Mattila, Marcelo Álvarez, George Gagnidze with James Levine conducting. There is nine additional Tosca performances scheduled throughout the 2009–2010 season with cast changes. For more information visit the Metropolitan Opera online.

Photo: (c) Caroline P. Digonis 2009