MetOpera : Live in HD Season
2017 | 2018
Live in HD Season
Norma (New Production)
This new production of Bellini's masterpiece stars Sondra Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her rival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma's unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar's evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule.
LIVE: Saturday October 07, 2017 11:55am @ Carib 5
ENCORE: Sunday October 15, 2017 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)
Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the full-length, German version of Mozart's magical fable, seen in Julie Taymor's spectacular production, which captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its noble mysticism.
LIVE: Saturday October 14, 2017 11:55am @ Carib 5
ENCORE: Sunday October 22, 2017 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)
Thomas Ades / Liberetto By Tom Cairns
The Exterminating Angel (New Production)
The Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Ades's The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Bunuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as "inventive and audacious … a major event," The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can't escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Ades conducts his own adventurous new opera.
LIVE: Saturday November 18, 2017 12:55pm @ Carib 5
ENCORE: Sunday November 26, 2017 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)
Tosca (New Production)
Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for extraordinary singing. Sonya Yoncheva stars as the title prima donna alongside Vittorio Grigolo and Bryn Terfel. James Levine conducts.
LIVE: Saturday January 27, 2018 12:55pm @ Carib 5
ENCORE: Sunday February 04, 2018 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)
Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met as the feisty Adina, opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing "Una furtiva lagrima." Bartlett Sher's production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.
LIVE: Saturday February 10, 2018 12:00pm @ Carib 5
ENCORE: Sunday February 18, 2018 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)
The world's most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli's classic production starring a cast of young stars, including Sonya Yoncheva as the fragile Mimì and Michael Fabiano as the poet Rodolfo. Marco Armiliato conducts.
LIVE: Saturday February 24, 2018 12:30pm @ Carib 5
ENCORE: Sunday March 04, 2018 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)
This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast.
LIVE: Saturday March 10, 2018 12:55pm @ Carib 5
ENCORE: Sunday March 18, 2018 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)
Cosi fan tutte (New Production)
A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott's clever vision of Mozart's comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O'Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other's faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.
LIVE: Saturday March 31, 2018 11:55am @ Carib 5
ENCORE: Sunday April 08, 2018 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)
James Levine and Placido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years.
LIVE: Saturday April 14, 2018 11:30am @ Carib 5
ENCORE: Sunday April 22, 2018 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)
Cendrillon (New Production)
For the first time ever, Massenet's sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met. Joyce DiDonato stars in the title role, with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltiere. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly's imaginative storybook production.
LIVE: Saturday April 28, 2018 11:55am @ Carib 5ENCORE: Sunday May 06, 2018 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)