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The Met’s 2023–24 season of live cinema broadcasts features nine spectacular productions, including three exciting company premieres, two new productions of popular favourites, and classic repertory favourites — kicking off on November 11 with a Met-premiere production of Jake Heggie’s compelling masterpiece, Dead Man Walking, the most widely performed new opera of the last 20 years, directed by Ivo van Hove.  This season is characterized by a visionary lineup, featuring a blend of traditional productions, revitalized classics, and exciting new operas. The season boasts a thrilling selection of beloved operas by Verdi, Puccini, Wagner, Mozart, Gounod, and Gluck.
 

 

Carmen

The fiery depiction of a woman who craves love but stirs obsession and jealousy along the way is one of the most popular operas of all the time. Carmen attracts opera lovers and newcomers alike for familiar, sweeping melodies that are as irresistible as the title character herself, who has also become a defining female cultural figure.
The new modern staging by acclaimed English director Carrie Cracknell stars rising mezzo-soprano Aigul Akhmetshina in the title role, leading a powerhouse quartet of stars that also features tenor Piotr Beczała as Don José, soprano Angel Blue as Micaëla, and bass-baritone Kyle Ketelsen as the swaggering Escamillo.
Maestro Daniele Rustioni conducts Bizet’s score, which includes some of the most famous arias in opera, such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song.

Screening Saturday 24 February & Sunday 25 February 2024 at 1.00pm.
Tuesday 27 February & Wednesday 28 February 2024 at 1.00pm

Adults: $28.00, Concessions: $24.00

 

La Forza Del Destino

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Mariusz Treliński’s new staging, which sets the grand tale of ill-fated love, deadly vendettas, and family strife in a contemporary world and makes extensive use of the Met’s turntable to represent the unstoppable advance of destiny that drives the opera’s chain of calamitous events.
The staging not only marks the company’s first new production of the work in nearly 30 years but also the first time that Live in HD audiences can experience Verdi’s gripping tragedy.
Following a string of recent Met triumphs—including Der Rosenkavalier (2023) and Ariadne auf Naxos (2022)—soprano sensation Lise Davidsen headlines as the noble Leonora, who flees home after being forced to abandon the man she loves. The distinguished cast also features tenor Brian Jagde as Leonora’s forbidden beloved, Don Alvaro; baritone Igor Golovatenko as her vengeful brother, Don Carlo; mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Semenchuk as the fortune teller Preziosilla; bass-baritone Patrick Carfizzi as Fra Melitone; and bass Soloman Howard as both Leonora’s father and Padre Guardiano.

Screening Saturday 23 March & Sunday 24 March 2024 at 1.00pm.
Adults: $28.00, Concessions: $24.00

 

Roméo Et Juliette

Based on the timeless play by William Shakespeare, Gounod’s sumptuous operatic adaptation traces the universally known tragic story of two star-crossed lovers from feuding families.
A pair of artists at the peak of their vocal powers, soprano Nadine Sierra and tenor Benjamin Bernheim headline in the title roles, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium to conduct one of the repertoire’s most romantic scores. The cast also features baritone Will Liverman and tenor Frederick Ballentine as the archrivals Mercutio and Tybalt, mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey as the mischievous pageboy Stéphano, and bass-baritone Alfred Walker as Frère Laurent.
Tony Award–winning director Bartlett Sher’s staging combines stunning scenic and costume design to evoke scenes of late–18th-century Italy.

Screening Saturday 20 April & Sunday 21 April 2024 at 1.00pm.
Adults: $28.00, Concessions: $24.00

 

La Rondine

Puccini’s bittersweet love story, which follows an elegant woman from high society and an idealistic young man who offers her an alternative to her life of excess, stars soprano Angel Blue as the French courtesan Magda, opposite tenor Jonathan Tetelman in his highly anticipated company debut as Ruggero.
Also in their Met debuts, soprano Emily Pogorelc and tenor Bekhzod Davronov complete the principal cast as Lisette and Prunier, with Speranza Scappucci on the podium to lead a score that combines the charm of Viennese operetta with the romance and heartbreak of Italian classics like La Bohème and La Traviata.
The rarely performed opera returns to the Met for the first time in more than a decade in Nicolas Joël’s Art Deco–inspired staging, which transports audiences from the heart of Parisian nightlife to a dreamy vision of 1920s French Riviera.

Screening Saturday 18 May & Sunday 19 May 2024 at 1.00pm.
Adults: $28.00, Concessions: $24.00

 

Madama Butterfly

The Live in HD season concludes with Madama Butterfly. Puccini’s devastating opera of unrequited love between a young Japanese girl and an American naval officer is one of the world’s most popular (and tragic) operas.

Soprano Asmik Grigorian makes her highly anticipated Met debut as Cio-Cio-San, with acclaimed maestro Xian Zhang conducting tenor Jonathan Tetelman as the callous American sailor Pinkerton, mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong as the steadfast maid Suzuki, and baritone Lucas Meachem as the American consul Sharpless.
The timeless score includes a number of melodies familiar to opera lovers and newcomers alike, including the soaring soprano aria “Un bel dì” and the evocative Humming Chorus.
The Met’s beloved production by Academy Award–winning film director Anthony Minghella returns, using traditional Bunraku puppetry and Japanese theatrical techniques to beautifully tell the story, which is set in the port city of Nagasaki at the turn of the 20th century

Screening Saturday 15 June & Sunday 16 June 2024 at 1.00pm.
Adults: $28.00, Concessions: $24.00