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2021-2022 Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Schedule

These live cinema transmissions are part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.

 

Tickets go on sale to THT and OCM members starting noon, Monday, September 13.
(
Members have to call or stop on Monday or Tuesday, noon to 5pm.) 

On sale to the general public (and online) starting noon, Wednesday, September 15. 

 

* Time and date are different than the original MET broadcast. 

 

BORIS GODUNOV (Mussorgsky)

* Saturday, October 16, 2021 1 pm

Starring René Pape, the world’s leading Boris. (2 hrs 20 min) Bass René Pape, the world’s reigning Boris, reprises his overwhelming portrayal of the tortured tsar caught between grasping ambition and crippling paranoia, kicking off the Live in HD season on October 9, 2021. Conductor Sebastian Weigle leads Mussorgsky’s masterwork, a pillar of the Russian repertoire, in its…  Read More

FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES (Blanchard)

Saturday, October 23, 2021 1 pm

The first opera by a black composer (Grammy-winning Terence Blanchard) to appear on the Met stage. (2 hrs 40 min) Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Grammy Award–winning jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard’s adaptation of Charles M. Blow’s moving memoir, which The New York Times praised after its 2019 world premiere at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as “bold and…  Read More

EURYDICE (Aucoin)

* Wednesday, December 8, 2021 7 pm

The ancient story re-imagined by American composer Matthew Aucoin and playwright Sarah Ruhl, from her acclaimed 2003 play. (2 hrs 45 min) The ancient Greek myth of Orpheus, who attempts to harness the power of music to rescue his beloved Eurydice from the underworld, has inspired composers since opera’s earliest days. Brilliant American composer Matthew…  Read More

CINDERELLA (Massenet)

* Sunday, January 2, 2022 1 pm

A 90-minute adaptation, just right for young audiences, starring Isabel Leonard. (1 hr 35 min) In this New Year’s Day performance, Laurent Pelly’s storybook staging of Massenet’s Cendrillon, a hit of the 2017–18 season, is presented with an all-new English translation in an abridged 90-minute adaptation, with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as its rags-to-riches princess. Maestro Emmanuel Villaume…  Read More

RIGOLETTO (Verdi)

* Wednesday, February 2, 2022 7 pm

Bartlett Sher’s bold new production sets the action in 1920s Europe. (3 hrs 10 min) Bartlett Sher’s bold new take on Verdi’s timeless tragedy arrives in cinemas on January 29. The Tony Award­–winning director resets the opera’s action in 1920s Europe, with Art Deco sets by Michael Yeargan and elegant costumes by Catherine Zuber, themselves…  Read More

ARIADNE AUF NAXOS (R. Strauss)

Saturday, March 12, 2022 1 pm

Isabel Leonard plays the composer in Strauss’s enchanting masterpiece. (2 hrs 50 min) The exhilarating soprano Lise Davidsen makes her Live in HD debut in one of her signature roles, the mythological Greek heroine of Strauss’s enchanting masterpiece. The outstanding cast for this March 12 transmission also features mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as the Composer of the opera-within-an-opera…  Read More

DON CARLOS (Verdi)

Saturday, March 26, 2022 Noon

The Met presents the original 5-act French version for the first time. (4hrs 55 min) For the first time in company history, the Met presents the original five-act French version of Verdi’s epic opera of doomed love among royalty, set against the backdrop of the Spanish Inquisition. Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads a world-beating cast of opera’s…  Read More

TURANDOT (Puccini)

* Sunday, May 8, 2022 1 pm

Anna Netrebko makes her long-awaited role debut opposite Opera Company of Middlebury alum Yonghoon Lee. (3 hrs 15 min) Superstar Anna Netrebko makes her long-awaited Met role debut as Puccini’s icy princess—seen live in cinemas on May 7. Tenor Yonghoon Lee is the bold prince determined to win Turandot’s love, alongside soprano Ermonela Jaho as…  Read More

HAMLET (Dean)

Saturday, June 4, 2022 1 pm

This opera, which debuted at Glyndebourne in 2017, is one of most celebrated scores in recent decades. (3hs 15 min) When Australian composer Brett Dean’s Hamlet had its world premiere at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2017, The Guardian declared, “New opera doesn’t often get to sound this good … Shakespeare offers a gauntlet to composers that shouldn’t always be…  Read More

LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR (Donizetti)

* Wednesday, June 15, 2022 7 pm

An electrifying new staging by Australian film director Simon Stone. (3 hrs 10 min) Soprano Nadine Sierra takes on one of the repertory’s most formidable and storied roles, the haunted heroine of Lucia di Lammermoor, in an electrifying new staging by in-demand Australian theater and film director Simon Stone, conducted by Riccardo Frizza. Show-stopping tenor Javier…  Read More