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The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD 2019-20

The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD 2019-20

The Metropolitan Opera in New York has been the vibrant home for the world's most creative operatic artists since 1883. Known as one of the great music venues in the world, its work is renowned for being both ground-breaking and classic. 

For the last decade The Met: Live in HD has showcased incredible operas to more than 2000 cinemas across 6 continents every year. 

Screening on Sundays at 1pm and Wednesdays at 10:30am, the new season of Met Operas begins on Sunday 27th October 2019, with  Puccini's Turandot, and continues until 29th July 2020.

The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD 2019-20
  • Turandot
    Runtime: 202 Minutes
    Language: Italian, with English subtitles
    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.
  • Manon
    Runtime: 252 Minutes
    Language: French, with English subtitles
    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.
  • Madama Butterfly
    Runtime: 212 Minutes
    Language: Italian, with English subtitles
    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.
  • Akhnaten
    Runtime: 236 Minutes
    Language: Various, with English subtitles
    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.
  • Wozzeck
    Runtime: 117 Minutes
    Language: German, with English subtitles
    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.
  • The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
    Runtime: 220 Minutes
    Language: English
    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.
  • Agrippina
    Runtime: 250 Minutes
    Language: Italian, with English subtitles
    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.
  • The Flying Dutchman (Der Fliegende Holländer)
    Runtime: 164 Minutes
    Language: German, with English subtitles
    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 Parsifal recently wowed Met audiences, returns to stage Wagner’s eerie early masterwork.
  • Tosca
    Runtime: 197 Minutes
    Language: Italian, with English subtitles
    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.
  • Maria Stuarda
    Runtime: 186 Minutes
    Language: Italian, with English subtitles
    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.