Category Archives: MET OPERA LIVE IN HD

February 10

MET OPERA HD: L’ELISIR D’AMORE

L’Elisir d’Amore has been among the most consistently popular operatic comedies for almost two centuries. The story deftly combines comic archetypes with a degree of genuine character development rare in works of this type. Its ending is as much a foregone conclusion as it would be in a romantic comedy film today—the joy is in the […]

January 27

MET OPERA LIVE IN HD: TOSCA

Sir David McVicar’s “smashing new production” is “a grand triumph” (Huffington Post), featuring an exciting cast led by soprano Sonya Yoncheva in the title role of the fiery diva and Vittorio Grigolo as her passionate lover, Cavaradossi. The pair are “youthful, ardent, and innocent … their duets electric, their kisses hot and numerous” (Wall Street […]

November 18

MET OPERA HD: THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL

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 […]

October 21

MET OPERA HD: NORMA

“Ponselle, Milanov, Sutherland, Callas … after last night, Radvanovsky can add her name to the list,” declared the Huffington Post when Sondra Radvanovsky made her Met role debut as Norma in 2013. The 2017–18 season opens with a new production of Bellini’s masterpiece, starring Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her archrival, […]

October 14

MET OPERA HD: DIE ZAUBERFLOTE

Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the full-length German version of Mozart’s magical fable, seen in Julie Taymor’s spectacular production, which captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its noble mysticism. 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 […]

July 19

MET OPERA HD ENCORE: CARMEN

Act I Seville. e soldier Don José is in love with Micaëla, a young girl from his village. e beautiful gypsy Carmen tries to irt with him, but he pays no attention to her. When Carmen is arrested for starting a ght with another girl, José is ordered to take her to prison. She entices […]

July 12

MET OPERA HD ENCORE: NABUCCO

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