Don't miss the production the New York Times hails as "the sleeper hit of the Metropolitan Opera season... a dream cast... Sensitive and insightful production... Theatrical magic... Diana Damrau brings brilliant coloratura agility, radiant sound and charisma galore to the role of Leila. Mariusz Kwiecien is an ideal Zurga... Matthew Polenzani sang his haunting aria of remembrance with wonderful lyrical tenderness – if you think it is impossible for a tenor to cap phrases…with melting, pianissimo high notes, report to the Met to hear how this is done superlatively... If only [Bizet] could have seen this production."