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Upcoming The Met: Live in HD Transmissions

The Metropolitan Opera's Emmy and Peabody Award–winning Live in HD series is right here on Main Street! All live events take place on Saturdays. Encores can vary by performance. Don’t miss the chance to experience incomparable performances live from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera, as well as special interviews and behind-the-scenes features exclusive to the Live in HD series, all from the comfort of the Lyric! Tickets are available for purchase now ($26/$20-Student). You may purchase online via the links below or stop by the theater. Tickets must be purchased per performance because seating is reserved and the same seat may not be available for every performance. Presented in HD with 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound in Theater 1.

2020 Special Holiday Encore

Online & In-Person. $26 or $20 Student. Reserved Seating.
Magic Flute

The Magic Flute

The Met: Live in HD 2020 Holiday Encore

Coming Soon | Saturday, 12/5 Only | 12:55 p.m.

This delightful performance of the Met’s abridged, English-language version of Mozart's enchanting fairy tale returns to cinemas this holiday season. In this first-ever Live in HD transmission, Tony Award–winner Julie Taymor conjures a spellbinding staging, replete with a kaleidoscope of color and parades of puppetry.

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Rated (NR)
Fathom Events (2020)
Genre: Opera
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: James Levine
Starring: Nathan Gunn, Kathryn Lewek, Erin Morley, Ben Bliss, & Brenton Ryan
Sung in English
Met Titles in English

Runtime: 2h

2021-22 Season

Online & In-Person. $26 or $20 Student. Reserved Seating.
Boris Godunov

Boris Godunov

The Met: Live in HD

Coming Soon | October 9, 2021 | 12:55 p.m.

Bass René Pape, the world’s reigning Boris, reprises his overwhelming portrayal of the tortured tsar caught between grasping ambition and crippling paranoia. Conductor Sebastian Weigle leads Mussorgsky’s masterwork, a pillar of the Russian repertoire, in its original 1869 version, which runs two-and-a-quarter hours with no intermission. Stephen Wadsworth’s affecting production poignantly captures the hope and suffering of the Russian people as well as the tsar himself.

Trailer Coming Soon

Rated (NR)
Fathom Events (2020)
Genre: Opera
Composer: Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor: Sebastian Weigle
Starring: David Butt Philip, Maxim Paster, Alexey Markov, René Pape, Stanislav Trofimov & Ain Anger
Sung in Russian
Met Titles in English

Runtime: T.B.D.
Magic Flute

Fire Shut Up in My Bones

The Met: Live in HD

Coming Soon | October 23, 2021 | 12:55 p.m.

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 affecting” and “subtly powerful.” Featuring a libretto by filmmaker Kasi Lemmons, the opera tells a poignant and profound story about a young man’s journey to overcome a life of trauma and hardship. James Robinson and Camille A. Brown—two of the creators of the Met’s sensational recent production of Porgy and Bess—co-direct this new staging. Baritone Will Liverman, one of opera’s most exciting young artists, stars as Charles, alongside sopranos Angel Blue as Destiny/Loneliness/Greta and Latonia Moore as Billie.

Trailer Coming Soon

Rated (NR)
Fathom Events (2020)
Genre: Opera
Composer: Terence Blanchard
Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Starring: Latonia Moore, Will Liverman, & Angel Blue
Sung in English
Met Titles in English

Runtime: T.B.D.
Magic Flute

Eurydice

The Met: Live in HD

Coming Soon | December 4, 2021 | 12:55 p.m.

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. Rising American composer Matthew Aucoin now carries that tradition into the 21st century with a captivating new take on the story—a product of the Met’s commissioning program. With a libretto by MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient Sarah Ruhl, adapted from her acclaimed 2003 play, the opera reimagines the familiar tale from Eurydice’s point of view. Yannick Nézet-Séguin oversees the momentous Met premiere from the podium, leading Aucoin’s evocative music and an immersive new staging by Mary Zimmerman. Soprano Erin Morley sings the title role, opposite baritone Joshua Hopkins as Orpheus and countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński as his otherworldly alter-ego. Bass-baritone Nathan Berg is Eurydice’s father and fellow resident of the underworld, with tenor Barry Banks as Hades himself.

Trailer Coming Soon

Rated (NR)
Fathom Events (2020)
Genre: Opera
Composer: Matthew Aucoin
Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Starring: Erin Morley, Jakub Józef Orlinski, John Holiday, Barry Banks, Joshua Hopkins, & Nathan Berg

Runtime: T.B.D.
Magic Flute

Cinderella—Holiday Presentation

The Met: Live in HD

Coming Soon | January 1, 2022 | 12:55 p.m.

Continuing a treasured holiday tradition, the Met presents a new installment in its series of abridged opera adaptations for family audiences. 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 minutes, with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as its rags-to-riches princess. Maestro Emmanuel Villaume leads a delightful cast, which includes mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo as Cinderella’s Prince Charming, soprano Jessica Pratt as her Fairy Godmother, and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and bass-baritone Laurent Naouri as her feuding guardians.

Trailer Coming Soon

Rated (NR)
Fathom Events (2020)
Genre: Opera
Composer: Jules Massenet
Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume
Starring: Jessica Pratt, Brandie Sutton, Isabel Leonard, Julie Boulianne, Emily D'Angelo, Samantha Hankey, Stephanie Blythe, & Laurent Naouri
Sung in French
Met Titles in English

Runtime: T.B.D.

Magic Flute

Rigoletto

The Met: Live in HD

Coming Soon | January 29, 2022 | 12:55 p.m.

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 boasting a combined eight Tony Awards. Baritone Quinn Kelsey, a commanding artist at the height of his powers, brings his searing portrayal of the title role to the Met for the first time, starring alongside soprano Rosa Feola as Gilda and tenor Piotr Beczała as the Duke of Mantua, with leading maestro Daniele Rustioni on the podium.

Trailer Coming Soon

Rated (NR)
Fathom Events (2020)
Genre: Opera
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Daniele Rustioni
Starring: Rosa Feola, Varduhi Abrahamyan, Piotr Beczala, Quinn Kelsey, & Andrea Mastroni
Sung in Italian
Met Titles in English

Runtime: T.B.D.
Magic Flute

Ariadne auf Naxos

The Met: Live in HD

Coming Soon | March 12, 2022 | 12:55 p.m.

The exhilarating soprano Lise Davidsen brings one of her signature roles to the Met for the first time as the mythological Greek heroine of Strauss’s enchanting masterpiece. The outstanding cast also features mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as the Composer of the opera-within-an-opera around which the plot revolves, with soprano Brenda Rae as the spirited Zerbinetta, tenor Brandon Jovanovich as Ariadne’s lover, the god Bacchus, and Sir Thomas Allen as the Major-Domo. Marek Janowski conducts.

Trailer Coming Soon

Rated (NR)
Fathom Events (2020)
Genre: Opera
Composer: Richard Strauss
Conductor: Marek Janowski
Starring: Lise Davidsen, Brenda Rae, Isabel Leonard, Brandon Jovanovich, Sean Michael Plumb, Sean Michael Plumb & Johannes Martin Kränzle
Sung in German
Met Titles in English

Runtime: T.B.D.
Magic Flute

Don Carlos

The Met: Live in HD

Coming Soon | March 26, 2022 | 12:55 p.m.

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 leading lights, including tenor Matthew Polenzani in the title role, soprano Sonya Yoncheva as Élisabeth de Valois, and mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča as Eboli. Bass Günther Groissböck and bass-baritone John Relyea are Philippe II and the Grand Inquisitor, and baritone Étienne Dupuis rounds out the all-star principal cast as Rodrigue. Verdi’s masterpiece receives a monumental new staging by Sir David McVicar that marks his 11th Met production, placing him among the most prolific and popular directors in recent Met memory.

Trailer Coming Soon

Rated (NR)
Fathom Events (2020)
Genre: Opera
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Starring: Sonya Yoncheva, Elina Garanca, Matthew Polenzani, Etienne Dupuis, Günther Groissböck & John Relyea

Runtime: T.B.D.
Magic Flute

Turandot

The Met: Live in HD

Coming Soon | May 7, 2022 | 12:55 p.m.

Two of today’s most thrilling voices share the title role of the legendary cold-hearted princess: Christine Goerke, the Met’s reigning dramatic soprano, and superstar Anna Netrebko, making her long-awaited Met role debut after providing a hair-raising preview in 2019’s New Year’s Eve Gala. Tenors Yusif Eyvazov and Yonghoon Lee trade off as the bold prince determined to win Turandot’s love, alongside sopranos Nicole Car and Michelle Bradley as the devoted servant Liù and bass-baritone James Morris and basses Alexander Tsymbalyuk and Ferruccio Furlanetto as the blind king Timur. Marco Armiliato conducts Puccini’s stirring score.

Trailer Coming Soon

Rated (NR)
Fathom Events (2020)
Genre: Opera
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Marco Armiliato
Starring: Anna Netrebko, Michelle Bradley, Yonghoon Lee, & Ferruccio Furlanetto
Sung in Italian
Met Titles in English

Runtime: T.B.D.
Magic Flute

Lucia di Lammermoor

The Met: Live in HD

Coming Soon | May 21, 2022 | 12:55 p.m.

In recent seasons, soprano Nadine Sierra has brought down the house at the Met with virtuosic vocalism and captivating stage presence as Gilda in Rigoletto, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Ilia in Idomeneo. Now, she 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 Camarena adds to the bel canto fireworks as Lucia’s beloved, Edgardo, with baritone Artur Ruciński as her overbearing brother, Enrico, and bass Matthew Rose as her tutor, Raimondo.

Trailer Coming Soon

Rated (NR)
Fathom Events (2020)
Genre: Opera
Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Conductor: Riccardo Frizza
Starring: Nadine Sierra, Javier Camarena, Artur Rucinski, & Matthew Rose
Sung in Italian
Met Titles in English

Runtime: T.B.D.
Magic Flute

Hamlet

The Met: Live in HD

Coming Soon | June 4, 2022 | 12:55 p.m.

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 picked up, but Dean’s Hamlet rises to the challenge.” Now, this riveting contemporary masterpiece arrives at the Met, with Neil Armfield, who directed the work’s premiere, bringing his acclaimed staging to New York. Many of the original cast members have followed, including tenor Allan Clayton in the title role. Nicholas Carter makes his Met debut conducting a remarkable ensemble, which also features soprano Brenda Rae as Ophelia, mezzo-soprano Dame Sarah Connolly as Gertrude, baritone Rod Gilfry as Claudius, and legendary bass Sir John Tomlinson as the ghost of Hamlet’s father.

Trailer Coming Soon

Rated (NR)
Fathom Events (2020)
Genre: Opera
Composer: Brett Dean
Conductor: Nicholas Carter
Starring: Rod Gilfry, Sir John Tomlinson, Brenda Rae, Dame Sarah Connolly, Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, Christopher Lowrey, Allan Clayton, David Butt Philip, William Burden, & Jacques Imbrailo

Runtime: T.B.D.

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