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The following notice is from the Metropolitan Opera.
"We regret to announce that the remainder of the 2019–20 Live in HD season has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 2020–21 Live in HD season will commence on October 10 with a new production of Verdi’s Aida, starring Anna Netrebko."
Meanwhile, the Met is launching "Nightly Met Opera Streams," a free series of encore Live in HD presentations streamed on the company website during the coronavirus closure.
Find the full schedule of "Nightly Met Opera Streams" at the following link:
In conjunction with the broadcast of Akhnaten, the Opera Company of Middlebury hosted a conversation with Shalom Goldman, who co-authored the libretto and wrote the vocal texts for the opera. Jorge Martin led the interview.
Lindsay Ohse, who played the title role in Cendrillon with OCM in June 2019, sang one of Akhnaten's daughters in the opera. Here are two photos of her in costume for the production.
2019-2020 MET in HD Schedule
October 12, 2019 1:00 pm
Puccini Turandot Franco Zeffirelli’s spectacular production returns to cinemas, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Met’s Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director, conducting his first Puccini opera with the company. Powerhouse soprano Christine Goerke takes on the icy title princess, alongside tenor Roberto Aronica as the unknown prince vying for her love. Scott Morrison will give a pre-show talk… Read More
November 2, 2019 * 1:00 pm
Massenet Manon Massenet’s tale of passion, excess, and their consequences stars rising soprano Lisette Oropesa in the effervescent title role. Tenor Michael Fabiano is her ardent admirer, Chevalier des Grieux, with Maurizio Benini conducting Laurent Pelly’s enchanting production. Jim Pugh will give a pre-show talk in the Byers Studio downstairs at 12:15 with refreshments… Read More
November 16, 2019 (Note date change) 1:00 pm
Puccini Madama Butterfly 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. Scott… Read More
November 23, 2019 1:00 pm
Philip Glass Akhnaten—Met Premiere 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. Jim Pugh will give a pre-show talk in the Byers Studio downstairs at 12:15 with… Read More
January 11, 2020 1:00pm
Berg Wozzeck—New Production 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. Richard Marshak will give a pre-show… Read More
February 1, 2020, 1:00pm
The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess—New Production 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…. Read More
February 29, 2020 1:00 pm
Handel Agrippina—Met Premiere 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. David Clark will give a pre-show talk in the Byers Studio downstairs at 12:15… Read More
March 14, 2020 CANCELLED
Wagner Der Fliegende Holländer—New Production 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 Parsifalrecently wowed Met audiences, returns to stage Wagner’s eerie early masterwork. Richard Marshak will give a pre-show talk in the Byers Studio downstairs… Read More
April 11, 2020 Cancelled
Puccini Tosca Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko appears in her 16th Live in HD transmission, taking on the soaring title diva of Puccini’s grand melodrama. Bertrand 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. Scott Morrison will give a… Read More
May 10, 2020 * Cancelled
Donizetti Maria Stuarda 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. Jim Pugh will give a pre-show… Read More