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The rest of the MET Opera season has been canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We are excited to announce the 2020-2021 season in a few months! Stay tuned!
The Met: Live in HD The Metropolitan Opera's Emmy and Peabody Award–winning Live in HD series returns to the big screen this October! All live events take place on Saturdays with encore presentations on the following Wednesdays. Presented by Fathom Events, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning Live in HD series returns to AMC this October with 10 live broadcasts — five of which are new productions, including the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.
The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD Madama Butterfly – Virtual Event Cinema. Puccini’s Madama Butterfly tells the heart-wrenching story of a young Japanese geisha who clings to the belief that her new husband, a visiting American naval officer, will stay faithful and return to her. The Metropolitan Opera, like most other companies, has closed down as the COVID-19 pandemic rages, but the company is offering something to make up for it: Free streaming of past 'Met Live in HD.
October 12 at 12:55 PM – broadcast LIVE
Franco Zeffirelli’s spectacular production returns to cinemas, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Met’s Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director, conducting his first Puccini opera with the company. Powerhouse soprano Christine Goerke takes on the icy title princess, alongside tenor Roberto Aronica as the unknown prince vying for her love.
3 hours and 20 minutes with intermission
October 26 at 12:55 PM – broadcast LIVE
Massenet’s tale of passion, excess, and their consequences stars rising soprano Lisette Oropesa in the effervescent title role. Tenor Michael Fabiano is her ardent admirer, Chevalier des Grieux, with Maurizio Benini conducting Laurent Pelly’s enchanting production.
3 hours and 52 minutes with intermission
November 16 at 12:55 PM – broadcast ENCORE
Anthony Minghella’s vividly cinematic staging returns to cinemas, featuring soprano Hui He in the devastating title role. Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts one of opera’s most beautiful and heartbreaking scores, with a cast that also includes Andrea Carè as Pinkerton, Paulo Szot as Sharpless, and mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki.
3 hours and 5 minutes with intermission
November 23 at 12:55 PM – broadcast LIVE
Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines American composer Philip Glass’s transcendent contemporary creation, with Karen Kamensek conducting. Phelim McDermott’s stunning production employs a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers to conjure a mystical reimagining of ancient Egypt.
3 hours and 31 minutes with intermission
January 11 at 12:55 PM – broadcast LIVE
Berg’s 20th-century shocker stars baritone Peter Mattei in the title role, with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium and soprano Elza van den Heever as the long-suffering Marie. Groundbreaking visual artist and director William Kentridge unveils a bold new staging set in an apocalyptic wasteland.
2 hours without intermission
Porgy and Bess
February 1 at 12:55 PM – broadcast LIVE
The Gershwins’ modern American masterpiece has its first Met performances in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles. Director James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row, a setting vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants.
3 hours and 40 minutes intermission
February 29 at 12:55 PM – broadcast LIVE
As the imperious title empress, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato leads the Met premiere of Handel’s tale of deception and deceit. Harry Bicket conducts Sir David McVicar’s wry new production, which gives this Baroque black comedy a politically charged, modern updating.
4 hours and 10 minutes with intermission
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March 14 at 12:55 PM – broadcast LIVE
Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the Met for the first time since 2012, as the mysterious seafarer searching for salvation. Director François Girard, whose mesmerizing production of Parsifal recently wowed Met audiences, returns to stage Wagner’s eerie early masterwork.
2 hours and 45 minutes without intermission
April 11 at 12:55 PM – broadcast LIVE
Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko appears in her 16th Live in HD transmission, taking on the soaring title diva of Puccini’s grand melodrama. Bertrand de Billy conducts Sir David McVicar’s evocative production, with tenor Brian Jagde as Tosca’s impassioned lover, Cavaradossi, and baritone Michael Volle as the sinister Scarpia.
2 hours and 57 minutes without intermission
May 9 at 12:55 PM – broadcast LIVE
A pseudo-historical opera about Mary, Queen of Scots, and her bitter rivalry with Queen Elizabeth I, Donizetti’s drama thrills with intense stand-offs and impressive vocal displays. Soprano Diana Damrau and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton square off as two of history’s most formidable monarchs, with Maurizio Benini conducting.
2 hours and 46 minutes without intermission
Happy Mother’s Day
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a week of free streams showcasing some of the best—and worst—operatic moms. Explore the articles and resources below to expand your knowledge and enhance your experience as you enjoy the screenings. A full schedule for the week is available at the bottom of this page.
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Each stream becomes available at 7:30PM ET and remains accessible for on-demand viewing until 6:30PM ET the following day, with the exception of the May 7 stream of Wozzeck, which will be available until May 8 at 12PM ET. The May 8 stream of Madama Butterfly will begin at the normally scheduled 7:30PM ET.
Monday, May 3
Starring Nina Stemme, Adrianne Pieczonka, Waltraud Meier, and Eric Owens, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen. Production by Patrice Chéreau. From April 30, 2016.
Tuesday, May 4
Starring Renée Fleming, Stephanie Blythe, Andreas Scholl, Joseph Kaiser, and Shenyang, conducted by Harry Bicket. Production by Stephen Wadsworth. From December 3, 2011.
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Wednesday, May 5
Starring Marlis Petersen, Jennifer Larmore, Simon Keenlyside, and James Morris, conducted by Louis Langrée. Production by Patrice Caurier & Moshe Leiser. From March 27, 2010.
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Thursday, May 6
Starring Sondra Radvanovsky, Joyce DiDonato, Joseph Calleja, and Matthew Rose, conducted by Carlo Rizzi. Production by Sir David McVicar. From October 7, 2017.
Friday, May 7
Starring Elza van den Heever, Tamara Mumford, Christopher Ventris, Gerhard Siegel, Andrew Staples, Peter Mattei, and Christian Van Horn, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Production by William Kentridge. From January 11, 2020.
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Saturday, May 8
Puccini’s Madama Butterfly
Starring Patricia Racette, Maria Zifchak, Marcello Giordani, and Dwayne Croft, conducted by Patrick Summers. Production by Anthony Minghella. From March 7, 2009.
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Sunday, May 9
Starring Brenda Rae, Joyce DiDonato, Kate Lindsey, Iestyn Davies, Duncan Rock, and Matthew Rose, conducted by Harry Bicket. Production by Sir David McVicar. From February 29, 2020.