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The Met has an 88-year tradition of broadcasting live performances to millions of radio listeners globally on the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network. This offered the springboard for the Live in HD program. Most of the HD transmissions are simulcast on radio.

The Live in HD events are enhanced by specially produced features that offer audiences a look behind the scenes. These include live interviews with singers, directors, designers, and stage technicians, as well as documentaries and other short features.

Tickets for all live and encore productions are $25.00 per person and can be purchased at the door. Advance reservations are not required.


 

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2018-19 LIVE in HD Metropolitan Opera Schedule

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Giuseppe Verdi
Aida

LIVE: Saturday, October 6, 2018 – 12:55PM
Runtime: 3:36

In what should be a highlight of the season, soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, going toe-to-toe with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as Amneris. Nicola Luisotti takes the podium for the Met’s monumental production.  This grandest of grand operas features an epic backdrop for what is in essence an intimate love story. Set in ancient Egypt and packed with magnificent choruses, complex ensembles, and elaborate ballets, Aida never loses sight of its three protagonists. Few operas have matched Aida in its exploration of the conflict of private emotion and public duty, and perhaps no other has remained to the present day so unanimously appreciated by audiences and critics alike.

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Camille Saint-Saëns
Samson et Dalila

LIVE: Saturday, October 20, 2018 – 12:55PM
ENCORE: Thursday, January 3, 2019   1:00PM
Runtime: 3:04

When mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanèa and tenor Roberto Alagna joined forces for a new production of Carmen at the Met, the results were electrifying. Now this star duo reunites for another sensual French opera when they open the season in the title roles of Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila. Darko Tresnjak, who won a Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical in 2014 for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, makes his Met debut directing a vivid, seductive staging, featuring a monumental setting for the last-act Temple of Dagon, where the hero crushes his Philistine enemies. Sir Mark Elder conducts the first new Met production of the work in 20 years.

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Giacomo Puccini
La Fanciulla del West

LIVE: Saturday, October 27, 2018 – 12:55PM  
ENCORE: Thursday, January 24, 2019 – 1:00PM
Runtime: 3:22

Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, with the heralded return of tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw she loves. Tenor Yusif Eyvazov also sings some performances. Baritone Željko Luèiæ is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance, and Marco Armiliato conducts.

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Nico Muhly
Marnie

LIVE: Saturday, November 10, 2018 – 12:55PM
ENCORE: Saturday, March 9, 2019 – 1:00PM
Runtime: 2:52

Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met with this gripping reimagining of Winston Graham’s novel, set in the 1950s, about a beautiful, mysterious young woman who assumes multiple identities. Director Michael Mayer and his creative team have devised a fast-moving, cinematic world for this exhilarating story of denial and deceit, which also inspired a film by Alfred Hitchcock. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the enigmatic Marnie, and baritone Christopher Maltman is the man who pursues her—with disastrous results. Robert Spano conducts.

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Giuseppe Verdi
La Traviata 

LIVE: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 12:55PM
Runtime: 3:07

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s richly textured new production, featuring a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Soprano Diana Damrau plays the tragic heroine, Violetta, and tenor Juan Diego Flórez returns to the Met for the first time in five seasons to sing the role of Alfredo, Violetta’s hapless lover. Baritone Quinn Kelsey is Alfredo’s father, Germont, who destroys their love. Later performances feature Anita Hartig, Stephen Costello, Artur Ruciñski, and Plácido Domingo.

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Georges Bizet
Carmen

ENCORE: Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 1:00PM
Runtime: 3:21

Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José. Omer Meir Wellber and Louis Langrée share conducting duties for Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production, a Met favorite since its 2009 premiere.

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Francesco Cilea 
Adriana Lecouvreur

ENCORE: Thursday, February 21, 2019 – 1:00PM
Runtime: 3:33

Soprano Anna Netrebko joins the ranks of Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat Caballé, and Renata Scotto, taking on—for the first time at the Met—the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on-and offstage passion. The soprano is joined by tenor Piotr Becza³a as Adriana's lover, Maurizio. The principal cast also features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and baritone Ambrogio Maestri. Gianandrea Noseda conducts. Sir David McVicar's staging, which sets the action in a working replica of a Baroque theater, premiered at the Royal Opera House in London, where the Guardian praised the "elegant production, sumptuously designed ... The spectacle guarantees a good night out."

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 Dinner at the Opera


Giuseppe Verdi
Aida
Monday, February 25, 2019

5:30PM: Wine & Cheese
6:00PM: First & Second Act
7:50PM: Dinner
8:50PM: Third Act

$62 per person
Sponsored by: Christina & Russ Fisher

In what should be a highlight of the season, soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, going toe-to-toe with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as Amneris. Nicola Luisotti takes the podium for the Met’s monumental production.  This grandest of grand operas features an epic backdrop for what is in essence an intimate love story. Set in ancient Egypt and packed with magnificent choruses, complex ensembles, and elaborate ballets, Aida never loses sight of its three protagonists. Few operas have matched Aida in its exploration of the conflict of private emotion and public duty, and perhaps no other has remained to the present day so unanimously appreciated by audiences and critics alike.

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Gaetano Donizetti
La Fille du Régiment 

LIVE: Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 12:55PM
Runtime: 2:35

Tenor Javier Camarena and soprano Pretty Yende team up for a feast of bel canto vocal fireworks—including the show-stopping tenor aria “Ah! Mes amis,” with its nine high Cs. Alessandro Corbelli and Maurizio Muraro trade off as the comic Sergeant Sulpice, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts.

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Richard Wagner
Die Walküre 

ENCORE: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 – 1:00PM
Runtime: 4:55

In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, Wotan’s willful warrior daughter, who loses her immortality in opera’s most famous act of filial defiance. Tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek play the incestuous twins Siegmund and Sieglinde. Greer Grimsley sings Wotan. Philippe Jordan conducts.

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Francis Poulenc
Dialogues Des Carmélites 

LIVE: Saturday, May 11, 2019 – 12:00PM
Runtime: 3:09

Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the touching role of Blanche and soprano Karita Mattila, a legend in her own time, returns to the Met as the Prioress.

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