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Dec. 03 2016

12/24/16 – Hansel and Gretel – 1PM

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Metropolitan Opera Hansel and Gretel Composed by Engelbert Humperdinck Libretto by by Humperdinck’s sister, Adelheid Wette (based on the Grimm brothers’ fairy tale) recorded at the Metropolitan Opera House on January 1, 2008 Matinee Performed in English HD Transmission/Simulcast HÄNSEL UND GRETEL Humperdinck–Wette Hänsel………………Alice Coote Gretel………………Christine Schäfer Gertrud……………..Rosalind Plowright Peter……………….Alan Held Witch……………….Philip Langridge Sandman……………..Sasha Cooke […]

Nov. 05 2016

12/17/16 – Salome – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera Salome composed by Richard Strauss Richard Strauss’s revolutionary score and scandalous Oscar Wilde–inspired drama took the world by storm at its premiere and continues to wow audiences today. Catherine Naglestad makes her Met debut in the tour-de-force role of Salome, part innocent and part sexual predator. Željko Lučić is her prophetic nemesis Jochanaan, […]

Nov. 05 2016

12/10/16 – L’Amour de Loin – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera L’Amour de Loin Composed by Kaija Saariaho Libretto by Amin Maalouf Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s breakthrough opera was described by the New York Times as “transfixing…a lushly beautiful score.” Commissioned by the Salzburg Festival, where it was first seen in 2000, it will now finally have its Metropolitan Opera premiere in a dazzling new […]

Nov. 05 2016

12/03/16 – MET OPERA BEGINS! – Manon Lescaut – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera Manon Lescaut Giacomo Puccini Anna Netrebko and Kristine Opolais share the title role, a heroine as alluring and irresistible as her adored city of Paris. Marcelo Álvarez is her obsessed lover in the opera that made Puccini famous, showcased in Richard Eyre’s heated,1940s film noir–inspired production, with Marco Armiliato on the podium. World […]

Dec. 20 2015

5/7/16 – DIE ENTFUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL@ 1:00PM

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Metropolitan Opera Die Entfuhrung Aus Dem Serail by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto written by  Christoph Friedrich Bretzner with adaptations by Gottlieb Stephanie Approximate running time: 3 HRS 19 MIN Met Music Director James Levine returns to a work he has long cherished, Mozart’s delightful comic gem of wily captives in a harem. Coloratura soprano sensation Albina Shagimuratova […]

Dec. 20 2015

4/30/16 – ELEKTRA @ 1:00PM

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Metropolitan Opera Elektra by Richard Strauss Libretto written by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, which he adapted from his 1903 drama Elektra Approximate running time: 1 HRS 45 MIN The genius director Patrice Chéreau (From the House of the Dead) didn’t live to see his great Elektra production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the […]

Dec. 20 2015

4/23/16 – OTELLO @ 1:00PM

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Metropolitan Opera Otello by  Giuseppe Verdi Libretto written by Arrigo Boito, based on Shakespeare’s play Othello. Approximate running time: 2 HRS 46 MINS Director Bartlett Sher’s new production of Verdi’s masterful Otello, which opened the Met season last September, returns for a second run, with Aleksandrs Antonenko in the title role and Željko Lučić as Iago reprising their performances. […]

Dec. 20 2015

4/16/16 – ROBERTO DEVEREUX @ 1:00PM

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Metropolitan Opera Roberto Deverux by Gaetano Donizetti Libretto written by Salvadore Cammarano  after François Ancelot’s tragedy Elisabeth d’Angleterre (1829), and based as well on the Historie secrete des amours d’Elisabeth et du comte d’Essex (1787) by Jacques Lescéne des Maisons, Approximate running time: 2 HRS 40 MINS Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky takes on the extraordinary challenge of singing all three […]

Dec. 20 2015

4/9/16 – SIMON BOCCANEGRA @ 1:00PM

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Metropolitan Opera Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on the play Simón Bocanegra (1843) by Antonio García Gutiérrez Approximate running time: 3 HRS 9 MINS The legendary pair of James Levine and Plácido Domingo have defined Verdi’s art for more than four decades. They demonstrate their mastery with this remarkable character study of the […]

Dec. 20 2015

4/2/16 – MADAMA BUTTERFLY @ 1:00PM

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Metropolitan Opera Madama Butterfly by  Giacomo Puccini Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa Approximate running time: 3 HRS 18 MINS Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. Kristine Opolais reprises her acclaimed portrayal of the title role, opposite Roberto Alagna as Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly’s heart. Hei-Kyung Hong, […]

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