MetOpera : Live in HD Season
2016 - 2017
Live in HD Season
Tristan und Isolde
Tristan und Isolde opens the Met's Live in HD season in a new production by Mariusz Trelinski (the director responsible for the 2014-15 double bill of Iolanta and Bluebeard's Castle), and will be well served by a cast of outstanding Wagnerians: Nina Stemme as Isolde, Stuart Skelton as Tristan, Ekaterina Gubanova as Brangane, and Rene Pape as King Marke, with Sir Simon Rattle conducting, in one of his rare appearances at the Met.
LIVE: Saturday October 08, 2016 11:00am @ Carib 5
ENCORE: Sunday October 16, 2016 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)
The charismatic baritone Simon Keenlyside plays the title hero, opera's ultimate cad, who goes to hell in a dazzling coup de theatre. The ensemble of great Mozartean singers includes Hibla Gerzmava, Malin Bystrom, Rolando Villazon, and Kwangchul Youn. Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.
LIVE: Saturday October 22, 2016 11:55am @ Carib 5
ENCORE: Sunday October 30, 2016 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)
L'Amour de Loin
Commissioned by the Salzburg Festival, where it was first seen in 2000, Kaija Saariaho's breakthrough opera finally has its Metropolitan Opera premiere in a dazzling new production by Robert Lepage, featuring glimmering ribbons of LED lights that extend across the length of the stage and over the orchestra pit. Eric Owens is the knight on a quest of love and Susanna Phillips is his lover on the other side of the sea. Conductor Susanna Mälkki makes her Met debut.
LIVE: Saturday December 10, 2016 12:55pm @ Carib 5
ENCORE: Sunday December 18, 2016 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)
The legendary Placido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine. Liudmyla Monastyrska is Abigaille, the warrior woman determined to rule empires, and Jamie Barton is the heroic Fenena. Dmitri Belosselskiy is the stentorian voice of the oppressed Hebrew people.
LIVE: Saturday January 07, 2017 12:55pm @ Carib 5
ENCORE: Sunday January 15, 2017 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)
Romeo et Juliette
When Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo starred opposite each other in Manon at the Met in 2015, the New York Times said, "the temperature rises nearly to boiling every time Damrau and Grigolo are on stage together." Now they're back as opera's classic lovers, in Gounod's lush Shakespeare adaptation. Bartlett Sher's new production has already won acclaim for its vivid 18thcentury milieu and stunning costumes during runs at Salzburg and La Scala. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the sumptuous score.
LIVE: Saturday January 21, 2017 12:55pm @ Carib 5
ENCORE: Sunday January 29, 2017 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)
Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, who sings the haunting "Song to the Moon." Director Mary Zimmerman brings her wondrous theatrical imagination to Dvorak's fairytale of love and longing, rejection and redemption. Brandon Jovanovich, Jamie Barton, Katarina Dalayman, and Eric Owens complete the all-star cast, and Mark Elder conducts.
LIVE: Saturday February 25, 2017 12:55pm @ Carib 5
ENCORE: Sunday March 05, 2017 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)
Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera's most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, a role in which she triumphed on the Met stage in 2015, opposite Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo, and Thomas Hampson as his father, Germont. Nicola Luisotti conducts.
LIVE: Saturday March 11, 2017 12:55pm @ Carib 5
ENCORE: Sunday March 19, 2017 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)
Mozart's first operatic masterpiece returns to the Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production, conducted by James Levine. The superb ensemble includes Matthew Polenzani as the king torn by a rash vow; mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of his noble son Idamante; soprano Nadine Sierra as Ilia; and soprano Elza van den Heever as the volatile Elettra, who loves Idamante to the bounds of madness.
LIVE: Saturday March 25, 2017 11:55am @ Carib 5
ENCORE: Sunday April 02, 2017 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)
Tchaikovsky's setting of Pushkin's timeless verse novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner's moving production, starring Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky
as the lovestruck Tatiana and the aristocratic Onegin. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Lenski, and Robin Ticciati conducts.
LIVE: Saturday April 22, 2017 11:55am @ Carib 5
ENCORE: Sunday April 30, 2017 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)
The dream cast of Renee Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanca as Octavian star in Strauss's grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen places the action at
the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also stars Gunther Groissbock as Baron Ochs. Sebastian Weigle conducts the sparklingly perfect score.
LIVE: Saturday May 13, 2017 11:30am @ Carib 5
ENCORE: Sunday May 21, 2017 11:30am @ Palace Cineplex (Sovereign Centre)