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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. 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.

2019/20 Tickets Available NOW for all TEN Live Transmissions!

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

Turandot

The Met: Live in HD | Saturday, October 12

200 Seats | Reserved Seating | 12:55 p.m. | $26/$20 Student

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Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Franco Zeffirelli’s celebrated production of Turandot, which stars Christine Goerke in the title role of the icy Chinese princess who has renounced all men. Roberto Aronica sings Calàf, the suitor who risks his head for her hand and sings the famed aria “Nessun dorma.” Eleonora Buratto is the slave girl Liù, and James Morris is Calàf’s long-lost father, Timur.

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Fathom Events (2019) REVIVAL
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Production: Franco Zeffirelli
Choreographer: Chiang Ching
Librettist: Francis Poulenc, after Georges Bernanos
Set Designer: Franco Zeffirelli
Costume Designer: Anna Anni and Dada Saligeri
Lighting Designer: Gil Wechsler

Sung In: ITALIAN
Met Titles In: English
World Premiere: Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 1926
Cast: Christine Goerke (Turandot), Eleonora Buratto (Liù), Roberto Aronica (Calàf), James Morris (Timur)

Runtime: 3h 2m

Manon

The Met: Live in HD | Saturday, October 26

200 Seats | Reserved Seating | 12:55 p.m. | $26/$20 Student

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Manon’s story—from innocent country girl to celebrated courtesan to destitute prisoner—is one of the great tragic tales in literature and music. Lisette Oropesa stars as the irresistible title character, the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life, in Laurent Pelly’s revealing production. Michael Fabiano is the besotted Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate love for Manon proves their undoing. Maurizio Benini conducts Massenet’s sensual score.

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Fathom Events (2019) REVIVAL
Composer: Jules Massenet
Conductor: Maurizio Benini
Production: Laurent Pelly
Set Designer: Chantal Thomas
Costume Designer: Laurent Pelly
Lighting Designer: Joël Adam
Choreographer: Lionel Hoche
Cast: Lisette Oropesa (Manon), Michael Fabiano (Chevalier des Grieux), Carlo Bosi (Guillot de Morfontaine), Artur Ruciński (Lescaut), Brett Polegato (de Brétigny), Kwangchul Youn (Comte des Grieux)

Sung In: ITALIAN
Met Titles In: ENGLISH
World Premiere: Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 1926

Runtime: 3h 52m

Madama Butterfly

The Met: Live in HD | Saturday, November 9

200 Seats | Reserved Seating | 12:55 p.m. | $26/$20 Student

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Hui He stars as Cio-Cio-San, the devoted geisha who gives everything for the American naval officer Pinkerton, sung by Andrea Carè. Elizabeth DeShong is her devoted companion Suzuki, and Plácido Domingo adds another role to his remarkable repertoire, singing Sharpless for the first time. Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts Anthony Minghella’s beautiful, atmospheric production.

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Fathom Events (2019) REVIVAL
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Pier Giorgio Morandi
Production: Anthony Minghella
Set Designer: Michael Levine
Costume Designer: Han Feng
Lighting Designer: Peter Mumford
Choreographer: Carolyn Choa
Cast: Hui He (Cio-Cio-San), Elizabeth DeShong (Suzuki), Andrea Carè (Pinkerton), Plácido Domingo (Sharpless)

Sung In: ITALIAN
Met Titles In: ENGLISH
World premiere: Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 1904

Runtime: 3h 12m

Akhnaten

The Met: Live in HD | Saturday, November 23

200 Seats | Reserved Seating | 12:55 p.m. | $26/$20 Student

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Phelim McDermott, whose productions include the hugely successful Satyagraha by Philip Glass, returns to the Met with a new staging of Glass’s Akhnaten, conducted by Karen Kamensek in her Met debut. Anthony Roth Costanzo sings the title role of the Egyptian pharaoh who attempted to inspire his people to adopt a new religion, abandoning the worship of the old gods for that of a single deity. In her Met debut, J’Nai Bridges sings the role of Nefertiti, Akhnaten’s bride, and Dísella Lárusdóttir is Queen Tye, the pharaoh’s mother. One of the staging’s distinctive visual features is provided by the Gandini Juggling Company, whose movements are perfectly choreographed with the orchestral score. This production of Akhnaten was originally created by LA Opera, Improbable, and English National Opera, where it premiered, winning the 2017 Olivier Award for Best New Opera Production.

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Fathom Events (2019) MET PREMIERE /FIRST TIME IN HD
Composer: Philip Glass
Conductor: Karen Kamensek
Production: Phelim McDermott
Set Designer: Tom Pye
Costume Designer: Kevin Pollard
Lighting Designer: Bruno Poet
Choreographer: Sean Gandini
Cast: Dísella Lárusdóttir (Queen Tye), J’Nai Bridges (Nefertiti), Anthony Roth Costanzo (Akhnaten), Aaron Blake (High Priest of Amon), Will Liverman (Horemhab), Richard Bernstein (Aye), Zachary James (Amenhotep)

Sung In: ENGLISH
Met Titles In: MIXED
World Premiere

Runtime: 3h 31m

Wozzeck

The Met: Live in HD | Saturday, January 11

200 Seats | Reserved Seating | 12:55 p.m. | $26/$20 Student

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Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts William Kentridge’s new production of Alban Berg’s expressionistic masterpiece Wozzeck, regarded for its intense emotional power and brilliant score as one of the most significant operas of the 20th century. Composed during and in the aftermath of World War I, Berg’s dark exploration of a soldier besieged by the evils of society, is staged by Kentridge in a ramshackle warren of stairs, ramps, discarded furniture, and debris. His own theatrically animated charcoal drawings, along with other projected drawings, maps, and film clips, evoke a nightmarish world of crashed planes, searchlights, ghostly gas masks, and battlefields. Peter Mattei makes his role debut as Wozzeck opposite Elza van den Heever as Marie, the mother of his child. Singing the roles of Wozzeck’s tormentors are Christopher Ventris as the Drum-Major, Gerhard Siegel as the Captain, and Christian Van Horn as the Doctor. Andrew Staples makes his Met debut as Andres. Kentridge, who previously directed Berg’s Lulu and Shostakovich’s The Nose at the Met, unveiled the new production at the 2017 Salzburg Festival, where it received critical acclaim. Kentridge’s production is a co-production of the Met, Canadian Opera Company, Opera Australia, and Salzburg Festival.

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Fathom Events (2019) NEW PRODUCTION /FIRST TIME IN HD
Composer: Alban Berg
Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Production: William Kentridge
Co-Director: Luc De Wit
Projection Designer: Catherine Meyburgh
Set Designer: Sabine Theunissen
Costume Designer: Greta Goiris
Lighting Designer: Urs Schönebaum
Cast: Elza van den Heever (Marie), Tamara Mumford (Margret), Christopher Ventris (The Drum-Major), Gerhard Siegel (The Captain), Andrew Staples (Andres), Peter Mattei (Wozzeck), Christian Van Horn (Doctor)

Sung In: GERMAN
Met Titles In: ENGLISH
World Premiere: Staatsoper, Berlin, 1925

Runtime: 1h 32m

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

The Met: Live in HD | Saturday, February 1, 2020

200 Seats | Reserved Seating | 12:55 p.m. | $26/$20 Student

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The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess returns to the Met for the first time since 1990, in a new production directed by James Robinson in his company debut. America’s “folk opera,” as the 1935 creators described it, tells the story of disabled beggar Porgy, sung by Eric Owens, and his love for the drug-addicted Bess, portrayed by Angel Blue. David Robertson conducts a stellar cast that also includes Donovan Singletary as fisherman Jake, Golda Schultz as his wife Clara, Latonia Moore as the bereaved widow Serena, Frederick Ballentine as drug dealer Sportin’ Life, Alfred Walker as the brutal stevedore Crown, and Denyce Graves as Maria, town matriarch and operator of the local cook-shop. Infused with the timeless melodies of the much-loved classics “Summertime,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” “Bess, You Is My Woman Now,” “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin,” and “My Man’s Gone Now,” the new co-production with English National Opera and Dutch National Opera was hailed as a triumph at its premiere in London earlier this year.

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Fathom Events (2019) NEW PRODUCTION /FIRST TIME IN HD
Composer: George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin
Conductor: David Robertson
Production: James Robinson
Set Designer: Michael Yeargan
Costume Designer: Catherine Zuber
Lighting Designer: Donald Holder
Projection Designer: Luke Halls
Cast: David Robertson; Angel Blue (Bess), Golda Schultz (Clara), Latonia Moore (Serena), Denyce Graves (Maria), Frederick Ballentine (Sportin’ Life), Eric Owens (Porgy), Alfred Walker (Crown), Donovan Singletary (Jake)

Sung In: ENGLISH
Met Titles In: ENGLISH

Runtime: T.B.D.

Agrippina

The Met: Live in HD | Saturday, February 29, 2020

200 Seats | Reserved Seating | 12:55 p.m. | $26/$20 Student

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In the Met’s first-ever performances of Agrippina, Handel’s satire of sex and power politics, Sir David McVicar reconceives a production he originally created for the Monnaie in Brussels in 2000, evoking a scandalous world in which the Roman Empire never fell but simply kept going right up to the present. Holding a distorted mirror to contemporary society (as Handel did when he staged this opera), the production presents the corrupt intrigues of the political classes, brought to life by Joyce DiDonato as the power-hungry empress Agrippina, Brenda Rae as the scheming, seductive Poppea, and Kate Lindsey as the feckless teenager Nerone. Iestyn Davies portrays the ambitious officer Ottone, and Matthew Rose is the emperor Claudius, on whose vacated throne Agrippina is determined to install her son. Renowned for his interpretations of the Baroque repertoire, Harry Bicket conducts.

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Fathom Events (2019) MET PREMIERE /FIRST TIME IN HD
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Conductor: Harry Bicket
Production: Sir David McVicar
Set and Costume Designer: John Macfarlane
Lighting Designer: Paule Constable
Choreographer: Andrew George
Cast: Brenda Rae (Poppea), Joyce DiDonato (Agrippina), Kate Lindsey (Nerone), Iestyn Davies (Ottone), Duncan Rock (Pallante), Matthew Rose (Claudio)

Sung In: ITALIAN
Met Titles In: ENGLISH

Runtime: T.B.D.

Der Fliegende Holländer

The Met: Live in HD | Saturday, March 14, 2020

200 Seats | Reserved Seating | 12:55 p.m. | $26/$20 Student

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François Girard, whose mystical, blood-drenched vision for Wagner’s Parsifal became one of the Met’s most intensely visceral highlights in recent seasons, turns to another Wagnerian masterpiece, Der Fliegende Holländer, conducted by Valery Gergiev. For the first time at the Met, Sir Bryn Terfel sings the role of the mysterious Dutchman, condemned to roam the seas for eternity, with Anja Kampe as the devoted Senta, whose love can set him free. In a nod to Senta’s obsession with a portrait of the legendary title seafarer, the Met stage is transformed into a colossal oil painting. Franz-Josef Selig portrays Senta’s father Daland, Sergey Skorokhodov takes on the role of the huntsman Erik, David Portillo sings the Steersman, and Mihoko Fujimura is Senta’s nurse Mary. Der Fliegende Holländer is a co-production with L’Opéra de Québec and Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam.

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Fathom Events (2019) NEW PRODUCTION /FIRST TIME IN HD
Composer: Richard Wagner
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Production: François Girard
Set Designer: John Macfarlane
Costume Designer: Moritz Junge
Lighting Designer: David Finn
Projection Designer: Peter Flaherty
Choreographer: Carolyn Choa
Dramaturg: Serge Lamothe
Cast: Anja Kampe (Senta), Mihoko Fujimura (Mary), Sergey Skorokhodov (Erik), David Portillo (Steuermann), Sir Bryn Terfel (Holländer), Franz-Josef Selig (Daland)

Sung In: GERMAN
Met Titles In: ENGLISH
World premiere: Dresden, Court Opera, 1843

Runtime: 2h 19m

Tosca

The Met: Live in HD | Saturday, April 11, 2020

200 Seats | Reserved Seating | 12:55 p.m. | $26/$20 Student

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Sir David McVicar’s bold staging of Puccini’s operatic thriller returns to the Live in HD series after its acclaimed broadcast in 2017. This time, star soprano Anna Netrebko is the passionate title diva, opposite Brian Jagde as her lover, the idealistic painter Mario Cavaradossi. Michael Volle is the menacing Baron Scarpia, the evil chief of police. Bertrand de Billy conducts the electrifying score, which features some of Puccini’s most memorable melodies.

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Fathom Events (2019) REVIVAL
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Bertrand de Billy
Production: Sir David McVicar
Set Designer: John Macfarlane
Costume Designer: John Macfarlane
Lighting Designer: David Finn
Choreographer: Leah Hausman
Cast: Anna Netrebko (Tosca), Brian Jagde (Cavaradossi), Michael Volle (Scarpia), Patrick Carfizzi (Sacristan)

Sung In: ITALIAN
Met Titles In: ENGLISH
Premiere: Teatro Costanzi, Rome, 1900

Runtime: 2h 57m

Maria Stuarda

The Met: Live in HD | Saturday, May 9, 2020

200 Seats | Reserved Seating | 12:55 p.m. | $26/$20 Student

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Donizetti’s drama, focused on the political and personal rivalry between two queens, returns to the Met with Diana Damrau as the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots, and Jamie Barton as her rival, Queen Elizabeth I. Stephen Costello sings the role of Mary’s lover, Leicester; Andrzej Filończyk is the chancellor Cecil; and Michele Pertusi sings the Earl Talbot. Maurizio Benini conducts Sir David McVicar’s sweeping production

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Fathom Events (2019) REVIVAL
Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Conductor: Maurizio Benini
Production: Sir David McVicar
Set Designer: John Macfarlane
Costume Designer: John Macfarlane
Lighting Designer: Jennifer Tipton
Choreographer: Leah Hausman
Cast: Diana Damrau (Maria Stuarda), Jamie Barton (Elisabetta), Stephen Costello (Leicester), Andrzej Filończyk (Cecil), Michele Pertusi (Talbot))

Sung In: ITALIAN
Met Titles In: ENGLISH
World premiere: Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 1835

Runtime: T.B.D.

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