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January 2018

The Opera House – A film by Susan Froemke

Saturday, January 13, 2018 @ 12:55 PM

A New Documentary Charts a Momentous Period of Change for The Met and New York City in the 50’s and 60’s New York, NY (August 28, 2017)- As the Metropolitan Opera launches its 133rd  season this fall, a new film by multiple Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke surveys a remarkable period of the company’s rich history and a time of great change for New York. Drawing on rarely seen archival footage, stills, and recent interviews, The Opera House chronicles the creation of the Metropolitan Opera’s…

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Met Live in HD: Tosca

Saturday, January 27, 2018 @ 12:55 PM
$15 - $25

Giacomo Puccini Estimated run time: 173 minutes Rivaling the splendor of Franco Zeffirelli’s set and costumes of the Napoleonic era, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for two extraordinary sopranos sharing the title role of the jealous prima donna: Sonya Yoncheva (pictured above in La Traviata) and Anna Netrebko. Vittorio Grigolo and Marcelo Álvarez alternate in the role of Tosca’s revolutionary artist lover Cavaradossi, with Bryn Terfel, Michael Volle, and Željko Lučić as the depraved police chief…

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February 2018

Met Live in HD: L’Elisir d’Amore

Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 12:00 PM
$15 - $25

Gaetano Donizetti Estimated run time: 159 minutes Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first 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. Adults: $25 / Met or Colonial Members: $22 / Students: $15

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Met Live in HD: La Bohème

Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 12:30 PM
$15 - $25

Giacomo Puccini Estimated run time: 175 minutes The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with a series of exciting casts. Angel Blue, Anita Hartig, and Sonya Yoncheva (left) share the role of the fragile Mimì, with Dmytro Popov, Russell Thomas, and Michael Fabiano alternating as the poet Rodolfo. Alexander Soddy and Marco Armiliato share conducting duties. Adults: $25 / Met or Colonial Members: $22 / Students: $15

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March 2018

Met Live in HD: Semiramide

Saturday, March 10, 2018 @ 12:55 PM
$15 - $25

Giochino Rossini Estimated run time: 240 minutes 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. Adults: $25 / Met or Colonial Members: $22…

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April 2018

Met Live in HD: Così fan tutte

Sunday, April 8, 2018 @ 1:00 PM
$15 - $25

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Estimated run time: 211 minutes A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel. 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…

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Met Live in HD: Luisa Miller

Saturday, April 14, 2018 @ 12:30 PM
$15 - $25

Giuseppe Verdi Estimated run time: 218 minutes James Levine and Plácido 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. Adults: $25 / Met or Colonial Members: $22 / Students: $15

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Met Live in HD: Cendrillon

Saturday, April 28, 2018 @ 12:55 PM
$15 - $25

Jules Massenet Estimated run time: 167 minutes “Glorious,” raved the New York Times when Joyce DiDonato sang the title role of Cendrillon at the Royal Opera in 2011. “Her performance was thoroughly enchanting.” Now, for the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met, with DiDonato starring in the title role. She is paired with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as…

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