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Jan. 15 2017

02/25/17 – Rusalka – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera Rusalka Composed by Antonín Dvořák Libretto by Jaroslav Kvapil sung in Czech ESTIMATED RUN TIME 3 HRS 40 MINS front page photo credit: Ken Howard/ Met Opera Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, who sings the haunting “Song to the Moon.” Mary Zimmerman brings her […]

Jan. 15 2017

2/18/17 – I Puritani – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera I Puritani Composed by Vincenzo Bellini sung in Italian ESTIMATED RUN TIME 3 HRS 32 MINS front page photo credit: Ken Howard/ Met Opera The art of bel canto will take center stage in Bellini’s lyrical jewel. The electrifying Diana Damrau is Elvira, gripped by madness and love; Javier Camarena, a sensation in his […]

Jan. 15 2017

02/11/17 – Carmen – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera Carmen Composed by Georges Bizet Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy sung in French ESTIMATED RUN TIME 3 HRS 17 MINS front page photo credit: Ken Howard/ Met Opera Two French mezzo-sopranos, Sophie Koch and Clémentine Margaine, alternate as Bizet’s immortal heroine. Tenor Marcelo Álvarez is her hapless soldier Don José, and newcomer […]

Jan. 15 2017

02/04/17 – Rigoletto – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera Rigoletto Composed by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave Sung in Italian ESTIMATED RUN TIME 3 HRS 2 MINS front page photo credit: Ken Howard/ Met Opera Michael Mayer’s hit production of Rigoletto places the action in a neon-bedecked Las Vegas in 1960. Stephen Costello and Joseph Calleja alternate as the womanizing Duke, Olga Peretyatko […]

Jan. 01 2017

01/28/17 – Il Barbiere di Siviglia – 1PM

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Metropolitan Opera Il Barbiere di Siviglia Composed by Gioachino Rossini Libretto by Cesare Sterbini Sung in Italian ESTIMATED RUN TIME 3 HRS 4 MINS front page photo credit: Ken Howard/ Met Opera World premiere: Teatro Argentina, Rome, 1816. Rossini’s perfectly honed treasure survived a famously disastrous opening night (caused by factions and local politics more than any reaction to […]

Jan. 01 2017

01/21/17 – Romeo et Juliette – 1PM

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Metropolitan Opera Roméo et Juliette Composed by Charles Gounod Libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré Sung in French ESTIMATED RUN TIME 2 HRS 56 MINS front page photo credit: Ken Howard/ Met Opera World premiere: Théâtre Lyrique, Paris, 1867. Perhaps the most enduringly successful of the many operatic settings of the world’s consummate love story, Roméo et […]

Jan. 01 2017

01/14/17 – La Boheme – 1PM

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Metropolitan Opera La Bohème Composed by Giacomo Puccini Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa Sung in Italian ESTIMATED RUN TIME 2 HRS 58 MINS front page photo credit: Marty Sohl/ Met Opera World premiere: Teatro Regio, Turin, 1896. Met company premiere: Los Angeles (on tour), November 9, 1900. La Bohème, the passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among […]

Dec. 03 2016

01/07/17 – Nabucco – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera Nabucco Composed by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Temistocle Solera Sung in Italian ESTIMATED RUN TIME 2 HRS 44 MINS front page photo credit: Marty Sohl/ Met Opera The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine. Liudmyla Monastyrska is Abigaille, the warrior […]

Dec. 03 2016

12/31/016 – L’Italiana In Algeri – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera L’Italiana In Algeri Composed by Gioachino Rossini Libretto by Angelo Anelli Sung in Italian ESTIMATED RUN TIME 3 HRS 2 MINS front page photo credit: Ken Howard/ Met Opera James Levine conducts this comedy of a feisty Italian girl turning the tables on her bumbling captors via Rossini’s blend of madness and fun. Mezzo-soprano Marianna Pizzolato […]

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 […]

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