MetOpera : Live in HD Season
2018 | 2019
Live in HD Series (Encore viewings ONLY this Season)
Aida (Giuseppe Verdi)
Soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as her formidable rival Amneris. Aleksandrs Antonenko is the warrior Radames, and Nicola Luisotti takes the podium for the Met's monumental production.
ENCORE: Sunday October 14, 2018 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)
Samson et Dalila (Camille Saint-Saens)
Saint-Saens's biblical epic Samson et Dalila stars Elīna Garanca 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. Laurent Naouri co-stars as the High Priest, with Elchin Azizov as the Philistine King Abimelech and Dmitry Belosselskiy as the Old Hebrew. Darko Tresnjak, the Tony Award–winning director of A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, makes his Met debut directing the first new Met production of the opera in 20 years. Sir Mark Elder conducts.
ENCORE: Sunday October 28, 2018 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)
La Fanciulla del West (Giacomo Puccini)
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 Zeljko Lucic is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance, and Marco Armiliato conducts.
ENCORE: Sunday November 04, 2018 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)
Marnie (Nico Muhly/Libretto Nicholas Wright)
Nico Muhly's Marnie, based on Winston Graham's novel, which in turn inspired Alfred Hitchock's suspenseful thriller, has its U.S. premiere at the Met this season. Isabel Leonard stars in the title role opposite Christopher Maltman as her blackmailing husband Mark Rutland, Iestyn Davies as his brother Terry, Janis Kelly as Mrs. Rutland, and acclaimed mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves as Marnie's mother. Robert Spano makes his company debut conducting.
Marnie is a co-commission and co-production with English National Opera, where the production premiered in 2017.
ENCORE: Sunday November 18, 2018 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)
The Magic Flute
ENCORE: Sunday December 16, 2018 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)
La Traviata (Giuseppe Verdi)
Met Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts Verdi's timeless tragedy La Traviata. Directed by Michael Mayer, this new production features a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Diana Damrau is the doomed heroine Violetta, opposite Juan Diego Florez as her lover, Alfredo, and Quinn Kelsey as Alfredo's protective father, Giorgio Germont.
ENCORE: Sunday January 06, 2019 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)
Adriana Lecouvreur (Francesco Cilea)
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. Gianandrea Noseda conducts Cilea's tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar, with the action partially set in a working replica of a Baroque theater. The cast also features Anita Rachvelishvili as the Princess of Bouillon, Adriana's rival for Maurizio's affections; Ambrogio Maestri as Michonnet, Adriana's faithful friend; and Carlo Bosi as the duplicitous Abbe.
Adriana Lecouvreur is a co-production of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona; Wiener Staatsoper; San Francisco Opera; and L'Opera National de Paris.
ENCORE: Sunday January 20, 2019 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)
Carmen (Georges Bizet)
Clementine Margaine is opera's ultimate seductress, opposite Roberto Alagna, who captivated Live in HD audiences as Don Jose in 2010. Louis Langree conducts Sir Richard Eyre's lively production, a favorite in the Met's repertoire.
ENCORE: Sunday February 10, 2019 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)
La Fille du Regiment (Gaetano Donizetti)
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. Enrique Mazzola conducts.
La Fille du Regiment is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; and the Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna.
ENCORE: Sunday March 10, 2019 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)
Die Walkure (Richard Wagner)
The second installment of Wagner's Ring cycle, Die Walkure, stars heroic soprano Christine Goerke as the warrior goddess Brunnhilde, whose encounter with the mortal twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, sung by Stuart Skelton and Eva-Maria Westbroek, leads her on a journey from Valhalla to earthbound humanity. Philippe Jordan conducts.
ENCORE: Sunday April 07, 2019 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)
Dialogues des Carmelites (Francis Poulenc)
Met Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin 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.
ENCORE: Sunday May 19, 2019 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)