The Metropolitan Opera Announces Ambitious New Artistic Plans

In bold moves to reconnect with a broader public, The Met will increase new productions, launch a groundbreaking commissioning program with Lincoln Center Theater, inaugurate high definition transmissions into movie theaters, and increase its commitment to contemporary music
February 13, 2006
Details of future seasons and productions revealed by General Manager Elect Peter Gelb and Music Director James Levine
2006-2007 season to open with Anthony Minghellaís Madama Butterfly, the first new production featured on Opening Night in twenty years