THE MET: CAPTURED LIVE IN HD
THE ULTIMATE STAGE SPECTACLE ON CINEMA SCREENS
The Metropolitan Opera 2019 - 20 Season
The Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of operas captured live in high definition continues for its 14th year, featuring five new productions, including two Met premieres, screening concurrently with the New York season.
The Met: Live in HD is the largest provider of alternative cinema content in the world. The series brings live Met performances to more than 2,000 movie theaters in 71 countries around the world.
Tickets: Adults: $28.00, Concessions: $24.00
MADAMA BUTTERFLY Giacomo Puccini
Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 January 2020 at 1.00pm
Anthony Minghella’s vividly cinematic staging returns to cinemas, featuring soprano Hui He in the devastating title role. Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts one of opera’s most beautiful and heartbreaking scores, with a cast that also includes tenor Piero Pretti as Pinkerton, baritone Paulo Szot as Sharpless, and mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki.
Approximately 3 hours 32 mins including interval.
AKHNATEN Philip Glass
Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 February 2020 at 1.00pm
Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines American composer Philip Glass’s transcendent contemporary creation, with Karen Kamensek conducting. Phelim McDermott’s stunning production employs a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers to conjure a mystical reimagining of ancient Egypt.
Approximately 3 hours 56 mins including interval.
WOZZECK Alban Berg
Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 March 2020 at 1.00pm
Berg’s 20th-century shocker stars baritone Peter Mattei in the title role, with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium and soprano Elza van den Heever as the long-suffering Marie. Groundbreaking visual artist and director William Kentridge unveils a bold new staging set in an apocalyptic wasteland.
Approximately 1 hours 57 mins
THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY AND BESS
Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 April 2020 at 1.00pm
The Gershwins’ modern American masterpiece has its first Met performances in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles. Director James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row, a setting vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants.
Approximately 3 hours 40 mins including interval.
AGRIPPINA George Frideric Handel
Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 May 2020 at 1.00pm
As the imperious title empress, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato leads the Met premiere of Handel’s tale of deception and deceit. Harry Bicket conducts Sir David McVicar’s wry new production, which gives this Baroque black comedy a politically charged, modern updating.
Approximately 4 hours 10 mins including interval.
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN (Der Fliegende Hollander) Richard Wagner
Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 May 2020 at 1.00pm
Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the Met for the first time since 2012, as the mysterious seafarer searching for salvation. Director François Girard, whose mesmerizing production of Parsifal recently wowed Met audiences, returns to stage Wagner’s eerie early masterwork.
Approximately 2 hours 44 mins including interval.
TOSCA Giacomo Puccini
Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 June 2020 at 1.00pm
Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko appears in her 16th Live in HD transmission, taking on the soaring title diva of Puccini's grand melodrama. Bertand de Billy conducts Sir David McVicar's evocative production, with tenor Brian Jagde as Tosca's impassioned lover, Cavaradossi, and baritone Michael Volle as the sinister Scarpia.
Approximately 3 hours 17 mins including interval.
MARIA STUARDA Gaetano Donizetti
Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 July 2020 at 1.00pm
A pseudo-historical opera about Mary, Queen of Scots, and her bitter rivalry with Queen Elizabeth I, Donizetti’s drama thrills with intense stand-offs and impressive vocal displays. Soprano Diana Damrau and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton square off as two of history’s most formidable monarchs, with Maurizio Benini conducting.
Approximately 3 hours 6 mins including interval.