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We are very excited to present the new season of the Met, broadcast in HD and Dolby Digital surround sound from the Met Opera in New York. If you are not sure If you are a fan of the Met, come see just one show, and you will be hooked. They are an amazing spectacle.

The Metropolitan Opera’s Emmy Award winning series The Met: Live in HD continues for a tenth season with 10 live transmissions.

All operas are sung in the original language with English subtitles. The run times listed include either one or two half hour intermissions, depending on the opera.

*casting subject to change

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At the Classic

Norma (Vincenzo Bellini)

Oct. 7 2017 – 9:55AM 

Run time: 3 hours 29 min

Conductor: Carlo Rizzi

Featuring: Sondra Radvanovsky, Joyce DiDonato

Synopsis: This new production of Bellini’s masterpiece stars Sondra Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her rival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar’s evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule.

At the Classic

The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflate) (Mozart)

Oct. 14 2017 – 9:55AM 

Run time: 3 hours 29 min

Conductor: James Levine, Met Music Director Emeritus

Featuring: Golda Schultz (debut), Kathryn Lewek, Charles Castronov, Markus Werba, Rene Pape

Synopsis: Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the original version of Mozart’s sublime and magical fable that takes place in a mythical land between the sun and the moon. Julie Taymor’s spectacular production captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its noble mysticism. The Magic Flute (Die Zauberfloete) is a world-wide favourite appealing to audiences of all ages and from all walks of and is a wonderful introduction to opera for all ages, but especially for youth.

At the Classic

The Exterminating Angel (Thomas Adés)

Nov. 18 2017 – 9:55AM 

Run time: 2 hours 52 min

Conductor: Thomas Adès

Featuring: Audrey Luna, Alice Coote

Synopsis: 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 a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera.

At the Classic

Tosca (Puccini)

Jan.27 2018 – 9:55AM 

Run time: 3 hours 18 min

Conductor: James Levine

Featuring: Sonya Yoncheva; Vittorio Grigolo, Bryn Terfel

Synopsis: Rivaling the splendor of Franco Zeffirelli’s Napoleonic-era sets and costumes, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for extraordinary singing. Sonya Yoncheva stars as the title prima donna alongside Vittorio Grigolo and Bryn Terfel. Andris Nelsons conducts.

At the Classic

L’Elisir d’Amore (Donizetti)

Feb. 10 2018 – 9:00AM 

Run time: 2 hours 59 min

Conductor: Domingo Hindoyan (debut)

Featuring: Pretty Yende, Matthew Polenzani

Synopsis: Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met as the feisty Adina, opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.

At the Classic

La Bohéme (Puccini)

Feb. 24 2018 – 9:30AM

Run time: 3 hours 16 min

Conductor: Marco Armiliato

Featuring: Sonya Yoncheva; Michael Fabiano

Synopsis: The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production starring a cast of young stars, including Sonya Yoncheva as the fragile Mimì and Michael Fabiano as the poet Rodolfo. Marco Armiliato conducts.

At the Classic

Semiramide (Rossini)

Mar. 10 2018 – 9:55AM 

Run time: 3 hours 50 min

Conductor: Maurizio Benini

Featuring: Angela Meade, Elizabeth DeShong, Javier Camarena

Synopsis: This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast.

At the Classic

Così fan Tutte (Mozart)

Mar. 31 2018 – 9:55AM 

Run time: 3 hours 56 min

Conductor: David Robertson

Featuring: Kelli O’Hara

Synopsis: A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.

At the Classic

Luisa Miller (Verdi)

Apr. 14 2018 – 9:30AM 

Run time: 3 hours 58 min

Conductor: James Levine

Featuring: Sonya Yoncheva; Piotr Beczala. Plácido Domingo

Synopsis: James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years.

At the Classic

Cendrillon (Massenet)

Apr. 28 2018 – 9:55AM 

Run time: 3 hours 12 min

Conductor: Bertrand de Billy

Featuring: Joyce DiDonato

Synopsis: For the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met. Joyce DiDonato stars in the title role, with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production.