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October 2017
$15 - $25

Met Live in HD: NORMA

Saturday, October 7 @ 12:55 PM

Vincenzo Bellini Estimated run time: 184 minutes Premiere: Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 1831. This opera is an extraordinary fusion of sublime melody, vocal challenge, and dramatic power. It examines an ageless and archetypal situation: a powerful woman compromises her ideals for love, only to find herself betrayed by her lover. But equally gripping is her relationship with the younger woman who is the new object of her former lover’s attention and in whom Norma sees both a rival and a second…

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Met Live in HD: Die Zauberflöte

Saturday, October 14 @ 12:55 PM

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Estimated run time: 189 minutes Premiere: Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden, Vienna, 1791. Die Zauberflöte—a sublime fairy tale that moves freely between earthy comedy and noble mysticism—was written for a theater located just outside Vienna with the clear intention of appealing to audiences from all walks of life. The story is told in a Singspiel (“song-play”) format characterized by separate musical numbers connected by dialogue and stage activity, an excellent structure for navigating the diverse moods, ranging from…

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November 2017
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Met Live in HD: The Exterminating Angel

Sunday, November 19 @ 1:00 PM

Thomas Adès Estimated run time: 147 minutes Following the rapturous response to his last opera, The Tempest, the Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel 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…

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January 2018
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Met Live in HD: Tosca

Saturday, January 27, 2018 @ 12:55 PM

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
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Met Live in HD: L’Elisir d’Amore

Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

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

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
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Met Live in HD: Semiramide

Saturday, March 10, 2018 @ 12:55 PM

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
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Met Live in HD: Così fan tutte

Sunday, April 8, 2018 @ 1:00 PM

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

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

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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