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MET Opera Summer 2019: Il Barbiere di Siviglia
MET Opera Summer 2019: Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Rossini’s madcap comedy receives a spirited production by Tony Award–winning director Bartlett Sher and stars mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, tenor Juan Diego Flórez, and baritone Peter Mattei. Maurizio Benini conducts.
Release Date: 31.07.2019, Length: 2h 59 min
Genres: Opera
Director:
Bartlett Sher
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MET Opera Summer 2019: Aida
MET Opera Summer 2019: Aida
Soprano Anna Netrebko and mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili offer blazing performances in Verdi’s grand drama of ancient Egypt, seen in a stunning production by Sonja Frisell. Nicola Luisotti conducts.
Release Date: 14.08.2019, Length: 2h 55 min
Genres: Opera
Director:
Sonja Frisell
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MET Opera: Turandot
MET Opera: Turandot
Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Franco Zeffirelli’s celebrated production of Turandot, which stars Christine Goerke in the title role of the icy Chinese princess who has renounced all men.
Release Date: 12.10.2019, Length: 3h 22 min
Genres: Opera
Director:
Franco Zeffirelli
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MET Opera: Manon
MET Opera: Manon
Manon’s story—from innocent country girl to celebrated courtesan to destitute prisoner—is one of the great tragic tales in literature and music. Lisette Oropesa stars as the irresistible title character, the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life, in Laurent Pelly’s revealing production.
Release Date: 26.10.2019, Length: 4h 12 min
Genres: Opera
Director:
Laurent Pelly
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MET Opera: Madame Butterfly
MET Opera: Madame Butterfly
Hui He stars as Cio-Cio-San, the devoted geisha who gives everything for the American naval officer Pinkerton, sung by Andrea Carè. Elizabeth DeShong is her devoted companion Suzuki, and Plácido Domingo adds another role to his remarkable repertoire, singing Sharpless for the first time.
Release Date: 9.11.2019, Length: 3h 32 min
Genres: Opera
Director:
Anthony Minghella
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MET Opera: Akhnaten
MET Opera: Akhnaten
Phelim McDermott, whose productions include the hugely successful Satyagraha by Philip Glass, returns to the Met with a new staging of Glass’s Akhnaten, conducted by Karen Kamensek in her Met debut.
Release Date: 23.11.2019, Length: 3h 56 min
Genres: Opera
Director:
Phelim McDermott
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MET Opera: The Magic Flute
MET Opera: The Magic Flute
This was the groundbreaking broadcast that launched the Met’s heralded Live in HD series, seen by opera lovers in movie theaters around the world. Adults and children alike were enchanted by the whimsical humor and breathtaking puppetry of Julie Taymor’s hit production, presented in a shortened English-language version.
Release Date: 16.12.2019, Length: 1h 57 min
Genres: Opera
Director:
Julie Taymor
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MET Opera: Wozzeck
MET Opera: Wozzeck
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts William Kentridge’s new production of Alban Berg’s expressionistic masterpiece Wozzeck, regarded for its intense emotional power and brilliant score as one of the most significant operas of the 20th century.
Release Date: 11.01.2020, Length: 1h 57 min
Genres: Opera
Director:
William Kentridge
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MET Opera: Porgy and Bess
MET Opera: Porgy and Bess
The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess returns to the Met for the first time since 1990, in a new production directed by James Robinson in his company debut. America’s “folk opera,” as the 1935 creators described it, tells the story of disabled beggar Porgy, sung by Eric Owens, and his love for the drug-addicted Bess, portrayed by Angel Blue.
Release Date: 1.02.2020, Length: 3h 40 min
Genres: Opera
Director:
James Robinson
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MET Opera: Agrippina
MET Opera: Agrippina
In the Met’s first-ever performances of Agrippina, Handel’s satire of sex and power politics, Sir David McVicar reconceives a production he originally created for the Monnaie in Brussels in 2000, evoking a scandalous world in which the Roman Empire never fell but simply kept going right up to the present.
Release Date: 29.02.2020, Length: 4h 10 min
Genres: Opera
Director:
David McVicar
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MET Opera: Der Fliegende Holländer
MET Opera: Der Fliegende Holländer
François Girard, whose mystical, blood-drenched vision for Wagner’s Parsifal became one of the Met’s most intensely visceral highlights in recent seasons, turns to another Wagnerian masterpiece, Der Fliegende Holländer, conducted by Valery Gergiev.
Release Date: 14.03.2020, Length: 2h 44 min
Genres: Opera
Director:
Francois Girard
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MET Opera: Tosca
MET Opera: Tosca
Sir David McVicar’s bold staging of Puccini’s operatic thriller returns to the Live in HD series after its acclaimed broadcast in 2017. This time, star soprano Anna Netrebko is the passionate title diva, opposite Brian Jagde as her lover, the idealistic painter Mario Cavaradossi.
Release Date: 11.04.2020, Length: 3h 17 min
Genres: Opera
Director:
David McVicar
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MET Opera: Maria Stuarda
MET Opera: Maria Stuarda
Donizetti’s drama, focused on the political and personal rivalry between two queens, returns to the Met with Diana Damrau as the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots, and Jamie Barton as her rival, Queen Elizabeth I. Stephen Costello sings the role of Mary’s lover, Leicester; Andrzej Filończyk is the chancellor Cecil; and Michele Pertusi sings the Earl Talbot.
Release Date: 9.05.2020, Length: 3h 06 min
Genres: Opera
Director:
David McVicar