Metropolitan Opera Live in HD 2019/2020 Season

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Metropolitan Opera has announced that the company has canceled the remainder of the 2019–20 season, which was to have ended on May 9, 2020. This includes all performances and Live in HD transmissions. 

 

Met General Manager Peter Gelb said, “As devastating as it is to have to close the Met, this was the rare instance where the show simply couldn’t go on. We send our thanks to our loyal audiences and we’re doing our best to support our employees during this extraordinarily difficult time. We look forward to being reunited in the fall with a new season.”

 

Ticket holders to any remaining broadcasts are encouraged to contact our box office at (508) 349-9428 to apply the value of their tickets toward any future performance at WHAT.  Patrons may also request that the value of their ticket be converted into a tax-deductible donation or request a refund.

 

 

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.
Saturday October 12, 2019 at 12:55 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.
Saturday October 26, 2019 at 12:55 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.
Saturday November 9, 2019 at 12:55 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.
Saturday November 23, 2019 at 12:55 PM

 

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.
Saturday January 11, 2020 at 12:55 PM

 

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.
Saturday February 1, 2020 at 12:55 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.
Saturday February 29, 2020 at 12:55 PM

 

Wagner
Der Fliegende Holländer—New Production
Evgeny Nikitin stars as the mysterious seafarer searching for salvation. Director François Girard, whose mesmerizing production of Parsifal recently wowed Met audiences, returns to stage Wagner’s eerie early masterwork.
Saturday March 14, 2020 at 12:55 PM
In light of the evolving coronavirus COVID-19 situation the Live in HD transmission of Der Fliegende Holländer has been canceled.

 

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.
Saturday April 11, 2020 at 12:55 PM
In light of the evolving coronavirus COVID-19 situation the Live in HD transmission of Tosca has been canceled.

 

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.
Saturday May 9, 2020 at 12:55 PM
In light of the evolving coronavirus COVID-19 situation the Live in HD transmission of Maria Stuarda has been canceled.

 

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