LIVE Broadcasts Calendar

Jan
22
Wed
2020
WOZZECK
Jan 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:55 pm

Berg
Nézet-Séguin; van den Heever, Mumford, Ventris, Siegel, Staples, Mattei, Van Horn
Original Air Date: 01/22/2020
SID.20040321
After wowing audiences with his astounding production of Lulu in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s other operatic masterpiece, set in an apocalyptic pre–World War I environment. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium for this important event, with baritone Peter Mattei making his highly anticipated role debut as the title character. Soprano Elza van den Heever is Wozzeck’s unfaithful mate, and the commanding cast also includes tenor Christopher Ventris as the Drum-Major, bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as the Doctor, and tenor Gerhard Siegel as the Captain. A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; Salzburg Festival; the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto; and Opera Australia

Jan
25
Sat
2020
LA BOHÈME
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm


LA BOHÈME:Puccini
Armiliato; Pérez, Kulchynska, Polenzani, Bizic, Zhilikhovsky, Park, Woodley
Original Air Date: 01/25/2020
SID.20040640
Three casts of captivating artists bring Puccini’s classic tragedy of bohemian friends and lovers to life in Franco Zeffirelli’s immortal staging. Tenors Matthew Polenzani, Roberto Alagna, and Joseph Calleja trade off as the exuberant Rodolfo, alongside sopranos Ailyn Pérez, Hei-Kyung Hong, and Maria Agresta as the fragile Mimì. Marco Armiliato and Emmanuel Villaume share conducting duties.

First Intermission
Backstage Pass #1 – Loren Toolajian interviews Ailyn Pérez and Matthew Polenzani
Mary Jo Heath interviews Maestro Edward Gardner about La Damnation de Faust
Second Intermission
Backstage Pass #2 – Loren Toolajian interviews Olga Kulchynska and David Bizic

Jan
29
Wed
2020
LA DAMNATION DE FAUST
Jan 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:55 pm

Berlioz
Original Air Date: 01/29/2020
Gardner; Garanca, Hymel, Abdrazakov
SID.20050000

Feb
1
Sat
2020
PORGY AND BESS
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

PORGY AND BESS : Gershwins
Original Air Date: 02/01/2020
Robertson; Blue, Schultz, Moore, Graves, Ballentine, Owens, Walker, Singletary
SID.20050000

PORGY AND BESS [HD]
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm


PORGY AND BESS: Gershwins
Original Air Date: 02/01/2020
David Robertson: Eric Owens, Angel Blue, Denyce Graves, Latonia Moore, Frederick Ballentine, Alfred Walker, Golda Schultz
Live in HD SID.20050600

Feb
6
Thu
2020
AGRIPPINA
Feb 6 @ 7:30 pm – 11:55 pm

Handel
Original Air Date: 02/06/2020
Bicket; Rae, DiDonato, Lindsey, Davies, Rock, Rose
SID.20060000
Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome receives its first Met performances, with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to “the present,” where it should loudly resonate. The all-star cast features mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Agrippina’s son and future emperor Nerone, soprano Brenda Rae as the seductive Poppea, countertenor Iestyn Davies as the ambitious officer Ottone, and bass Matthew Rose as the weary emperor Claudius.

Feb
8
Sat
2020
LA DAMNATION DE FAUST
Feb 8 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Feb
11
Tue
2020
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
Feb 11 @ 7:30 pm – 11:55 pm

Mozart
Original Air Date: 02/11/2020
Meister; Hartig, Müller, Crebassa, McCormick, Kwiecien, Plachetka, Muraro
SID.20070000

Feb
18
Tue
2020
COSÌ FAN TUTTE
Feb 18 @ 7:30 pm – 11:55 pm

Mozart
Original Air Date: 02/18/2020
Bicket; Car, Malfi, Stober, Bliss, Pisaroni, Finley
SID.20080000

Feb
22
Sat
2020
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Mozart
Original Air Date: 02/22/2020
Meister; Hartig, Müller, Crebassa, McCormick, Kwiecien, Plachetka, Muraro
SID.20080000

Feb
27
Thu
2020
COSÌ FAN TUTTE
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm – 11:55 pm

Mozart
Original Air Date: 02/27/2020
Bicket; Car, Malfi, Stober, Bliss, Pisaroni, Finley
SID.20090000

Feb
29
Sat
2020
AGRIPPINA [HD]
Feb 29 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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AGRIPPINA:Handel
Original Air Date: 02/29/2020
Harry Bicket: Joyce DiDonato, Brenda Rae, Kate Lindsey, Iestyn Davies, Matthew Rose
Live in HD SID.20090600

Mar
2
Mon
2020
DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm – 11:55 pm

Wagner
Original Air Date: 03/02/2020
Gergiev; Kampe, Fujimura, Skorokhodov, Portillo, Terfel, Selig
SID.20100000
The great bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the company for the first time since 2012, in the title role of the cursed sea captain doomed to sail the open ocean for eternity. Valery Gergiev conducts a new production by François Girard, whose visionary 2013 take on Parsifal set the recent Met standard for Wagner stagings. With sweeping sets by John Macfarlane, Girard’s new production turns the Met stage into a rich, layered tableau reminiscent of a vast oil painting. The gifted German soprano Anja Kampe, in her Met debut, is the devoted Senta, whose selfless love is what the Dutchman seeks, with bass Franz-Josef Selig as her father, Daland, and tenor Sergey Skorokhodov as her deserted former lover, Erik.

Mar
5
Thu
2020
LA TRAVIATA
Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm – 11:55 pm

Verdi
Original Air Date: 03/05/2020
de Billy; Oropesa, Grigolo, Salsi
SID.20100000

Mar
7
Sat
2020
COSÌ FAN TUTTE
Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Mozart
Original Air Date: 03/07/2020
Bicket; Car, Malfi, Stober, Bliss, Pisaroni, Finley
SID.20100000

Mar
12
Thu
2020
LA CENERENTOLA
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm – 11:55 pm

Rossini
Original Air Date: 03/12/2020
Gaffigan; Erraught, Camarena, Luciano, Muraro, Van Horn
SID.20110000
Rossini’s effervescent take on the Cinderella story returns, with rising star mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught in the title role and tenor sensation Javier Camarena as her Prince Charming. James Gaffigan conducts the lively action, which also features bass-baritone Maurizio Muraro as the bumbling Don Magnifico, bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as the benevolent Alidoro, and baritone Davide Luciano as the wily servant Dandini.

Mar
14
Sat
2020
DER FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER [HD]
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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DER FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER:Wagner
Original Air Date: 03/14/2020
Valery Gergiev: Bryn Terfel, Anja Kampe, Sergey Skorokhodov, Franz-Josef Selig
Live in HD SID.20110600

Mar
16
Mon
2020
WERTHER
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm – 11:55 pm

Massenet
Original Air Date: 03/16/2020
Nézet-Séguin; Fang, DiDonato, Beczala, Dupuis, Opie
SID.20120000
Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Massenet’s tragedy, a perfect vehicle for outstanding tenors, starring Piotr Beczała, who certainly fits the bill. The magnificent mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is Charlotte, the object of Werther’s misguided affections, alongside sopranos Erin Morley and Ying Fang as Sophie and baritone Etienne Dupuis as Albert, in Sir Richard Eyre’s arresting production.

Mar
21
Sat
2020
LA CENERENTOLA
Mar 21 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
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Rossini
Original Air Date: 03/21/2020
Gaffigan; Erraught, Camarena, Luciano, Muraro, Van Horn
SID.20120000

Mar
26
Thu
2020
TOSCA
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm – 11:55 pm

Puccini
Original Air Date: 03/26/2020
de Billy; Netrebko, Mavlyanov, Gagnidze, Carfizzi
SID.20130000
Soprano Anna Netrebko, whom the New York Times hailed as “magnificent” when she made her role debut as Tosca in 2018, returns as Puccini’s explosive diva, back by popular demand. Tenors Najmiddin Mavlyanov and Brian Jagde alternate as the idealistic painter Cavaradossi, and baritones George Gagnidze and Michael Volle complete the opera’s fatal love triangle as the sinister Scarpia. Bertrand de Billy conducts Sir David McVicar’s stunning production.

Mar
28
Sat
2020
WERTHER
Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Massenet
Original Air Date: 03/28/2020
Nézet-Séguin; Morley, DiDonato, Beczala, Dupuis, Opie
SID.20130000

Apr
2
Thu
2020
TOSCA
Apr 2 @ 7:30 pm – 11:55 pm

Puccini
Original Air Date: 04/02/2020
de Billy; Netrebko, Mavlyanov, Gagnidze, Carfizzi
SID.20140000

Apr
4
Sat
2020
ORFEO ED EURIDICE
Apr 4 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Apr
10
Fri
2020
SIMON BOCCANEGRA
Apr 10 @ 7:30 pm – 11:55 pm

Verdi
Original Air Date: 04/10/2020
Rizzi; Pérez, Calleja, Álvarez, Azizov, Belosselskiy
SID.20150000
Audience favorite Ailyn Pérez takes on the touching role of Amelia Grimaldi, with legendary baritone Carlos Álvarez returning to the Met for the first time in more than a decade in the title role. Elegant tenor Joseph Calleja is her lover, Gabriele Adorno, and magisterial bass Dmitry Belosselskiy completes the principal cast as Amelia’s grandfather, Jacopo Fiesco. Carlo Rizzi takes the podium for Verdi’s timeless tale of political and family intrigue.

Apr
11
Sat
2020
TOSCA [HD]
Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Apr
13
Mon
2020
TURANDOT
Apr 13 @ 7:30 pm – 11:55 pm

Puccini
Original Air Date: 04/13/2020
Rizzi; Stemme, Gerzmava, Berti, Morris
SID.20160000

Apr
18
Sat
2020
SIMON BOCCANEGRA
Apr 18 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
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Verdi
Original Air Date: 04/18/2020
Rizzi; Pérez, Calleja, Álvarez, Azizov, Belosselskiy
SID.20160000

Apr
23
Thu
2020
MARIA STUARDA
Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm – 11:55 pm

Donizetti
Original Air Date: 04/23/2020
Benini; Damrau, Barton, Costello, Filonczyk, Pertusi
SID.20170000

Apr
25
Sat
2020
TURANDOT
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Puccini
Original Air Date: 04/25/2020
Rizzi; Stemme, Gerzmava, Berti, Morris
SID.20170000

Apr
28
Tue
2020
MANON LESCAUT
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm – 11:55 pm

Puccini
Original Air Date: 04/28/2020
Farnes; Yoncheva, Álvarez, Wang, Azizov, Sherratt
SID.20180000
Powerful soprano Sonya Yoncheva takes on Puccini’s fiery and defiant heroine in Sir Richard Eyre’s grand production. Leading tenor Marcelo Álvarez is Chevalier des Grieux, who pursues Manon beyond the point of no return, and Richard Farnes conducts.