Met Opera

Aida (Giuseppe Verdi) Revival

Conductor

Nicola Luisotti

Production

Sonja Frisell

Featuring

Anna Netrebko, Anita Rachvelishvili

Synopsis

Soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as her formidable rival in the Met’s monumental production. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Live

Encores

Samson et Dalila (Camille Saint-Saëns) New production and First time in HD

Conductor

Sir Mark Elder

Production

Darko Tresnjak

Featuring

Elīna Garanča, Roberto Alagna

Synopsis

Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila stars Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna in the title roles; the pair was last seen together by HD audiences in the acclaimed 2010 transmission of Bizet’s Carmen. Sung in French with English subtitles.

Live

Encores

La Fanciulla del West (Giacomo Puccini) Revival

Conductor

Marco Armiliato

Production

Giancarlo Del Monaco

Featuring

Eva-Maria Westbroek, Željko Lučić

Synopsis

Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, alongside star tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw Dick Johnson. Baritone Željko Lučić is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Live

Encores

Marnie (Nico Muhly/Libretto Nicholas Wright) MET premiere production and first time in HD

Conductor

Robert Spano

Production

Michael Mayer

Featuring

Isabel Leonard, Christopher Maltman

Synopsis

Based on Winston Graham’s novel, which in turn inspired Alfred Hitchock’s suspenseful thriller, Marnie has its U.S. premiere at the Met this season. Isabel Leonard stars in the title role opposite Christopher Maltman as her blackmailing husband. Sung in English with English subtitles.

Live

Encores

The Magic Flute (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) Revival

Conductor

James Levine

Production

Julie Taymor

Featuring

Nathan Gunn, Ying Huang, Matthew Polenzani, Rene Pape

Synopsis

Celebrated director Julie Taymor, who brought The Lion King to Broadway, brings dancing bears, flying birds, even a giant serpent – vividly to life through her ingenious use of puppetry in this 90 minutes abridged opera for the holidays. Sung in English with English subtitles.

Encores

La Traviata (Giuseppe Verdi) New production

Conductor

Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Production

Michael Mayer

Featuring

Diana Damrau, Juan Diego Flórez

Synopsis

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s timeless tragedy. This new production features a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Diana Damrau is the doomed heroine Violetta, opposite Juan Diego Flórez. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Live

Encores

Adriana Lecouvreur (Francesco Cilea) First time in HD

Conductor

Gianandrea Noseda

Production

Sir David McVicar

Featuring

Anna Netrebko, Roberto Alagna

Synopsis

For the first time at the Met, Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the great 18th-century actress in love with the military hero Maurizio, sung by Piotr Beczała. The action is partially set in a working replica of a Baroque theater. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Live

Encores

Carmen (Georges Bizet) Revival

Conductor

Louis Langrée

Production

Sir Richard Eyre

Featuring

Clémentine Margaine, Roberto Alagna

Synopsis

Clémentine Margaine is opera’s ultimate seductress, opposite Roberto Alagna, who captivated Live in HD audiences as Don José in 2010. Louis Langrée conducts Sir Richard Eyre’s lively production, a favorite in the Met’s repertoire. Sung in French with English subtitles.

Live

Encores

La Fille du Régiment (Gaetano Donizetti) Revival

Conductor

Enrique Mazzola

Production

Laurent Pelly

Featuring

Pretty Yende, Javier Camarena

Synopsis

Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena team up for a feast of vocal fireworks on the Met stage. Maurizio Muraro is Sergeant Sulplice, with Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Sung in French with English subtitles.

Live

Encores

Die Walküre (Richard Wagner) Revival

Conductor

Philippe Jordan

Production

Robert Lepage

Featuring

Christine Goerke

Synopsis

The second installment of Wagner’s Ring cycle, Die Walküre, stars heroic soprano Christine Goerke as Brünnhilde. Sung in German with English subtitles.

Live

Encores

Dialogues des Carmélites (Francis Poulenc) Revival and first time in HD

Conductor

Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Production

John Dexter

Featuring

Isabel Leonard, Karita Mattila

Synopsis

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads an accomplished ensemble in Poulenc’s devastating modern masterpiece of faith and martyrdom. Isabel Leonard is the young Blanche de La Force, opposite Met legend Karita Mattila as the First Prioress. Sung in French with English subtitles.

Live

Encores

The Met: Live in HD Summer Encores

This summer, join us on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, in select theatres, to experience opera on the big screen at a discounted price. Captured live from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera, these fan favourites showcase world-class talent and creativity delivered in Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.

Madama Butterfly (Giacomo Puccini)

Conductor

Karel Mark Chichon

Production

Anthony Minghella

Featuring

Kristine Opolais, Roberto Alagna

Synopsis

Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. One of the world’s foremost Butterflys, soprano Kristine Opolais, takes on the title role, and Roberto Alagna sings Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly’s heart. Duration is 3 hours and 48 minutes including intermission.

Dates

Il Trovatore (Giuseppe Verdi)

Conductor

Marco Armiliato

Production

David McVicar

Featuring

Anna Netrebko, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Yonghoon Lee

Synopsis

Soprano Anna Netrebko’s dramatic and vocal skills are on full display as Leonora, the Verdi heroine who sacrifices her life for the love of the title troubadour. Tenor Yonghoon Lee sings the ill-fated Manrico, baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky is his rival, and mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick is the mysterious gypsy with a troubled past. Marco Armiliato conducts Sir David McVicar’s gritty, Goya-inspired production. Duration is 3 hours and 16 minutes including intermission.

Dates

Eugene Onegin (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky)

Conductor

Valery Gergiev

Production

Robert Carsen

Featuring

Renée Fleming, Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Synopsis

Beloved American soprano Renée Fleming joins Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky for a performance of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece of unrequited young love. The opera’s sweeping dramatic arc of this opera—youthful longing, rejection, regret, a desperate plea that comes too late—is perfectly mirrored in Tchaikovsky’s achingly beautiful music and in the gorgeous lighting of this strikingly minimal production. Duration is 2 hours and 49 minutes including intermission.

Dates

Turandot (Giacomo Puccini)

Conductor

Paolo Carignani

Production

Franco Zeffirelli

Featuring

Nina Stemme, Marco Berti

Synopsis

Nina Stemme, one of opera’s greatest dramatic sopranos, takes on the title role of the proud princess of legendary China. Tenor Marco Berti is Calàf, the brave prince who sings “Nessun dorma” and wins her hand. Franco Zeffirelli’s dazzling production is conducted by Paolo Carignani. Duration is 3 hours and 26 minutes including intermission.

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