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Tristan und Isolde (Wagner) – New Production!
October 8, 2016 / 10 am, no encore
Nina Stemme stars as Isolde—a touchstone role she has sung with major opera companies around the world—in this stunning new production. Her Tristan is Australian heldentenor Stuart Skelton, who sang Siegmund in the Met’s Ring cycle in 2013. (est. run time: 5:15)
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
October 22, 2016 / 11 am, encore October 23 at 6 pm
Simon Keenlyside makes his Met role debut as the unrepentant seducer in Tony Award winner Michael Grandage’s staging of Mozart’s masterpiece. (est. run time: 3:45)
L’Amour de Loin (Saariaho) – Met Premiere!
December 10, 2016 / 11 am, encore 6 pm
L’Amour de Loin (“Love From Afar”) had its premiere at the Salzburg Festival in 2000 and is one of the most highly praised operas of recent years. Susanna Phillips stars in this yearning medieval romance. (est. run time: 3:00)
Nabucco (Verdi) – First Time in HD
January 7, 2017 / 11 am, encore 6 pm
Verdi’s early drama of Ancient Babylon stars Plácido Domingo, who adds a new role to his repertory as the title character. Liudmyla Monastyrska sings the tour-de-force role of Abigaille, Nabucco’s willful daughter. (est. run time: 3:05)
Roméo et Juliette (Gounod) – New Production!
January 21, 2017 / 11 am, encore 6 pm
Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau reunite for an electrifying new production of Gounod’s opera, based on the great Shakespeare play. (est. run time: 3:30)
Rusalka (Dvorák) – New Production!
February 25, 2017 / 11 am, encore 6 pm
Kristine Opolais stars in a new production of the opera that first won her international acclaim, Dvorák’s fairytale opera about the tragic water nymph Rusalka (est. run time: 4:05)
La Traviata (Verdi)
March 11, 2017 / 11 am, encore 6 pm
Sonya Yoncheva brings her acclaimed interpretation of the doomed courtesan Violetta Valéry to Live in HD audiences for the first time, opposite rising American tenor Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo. (est. run time: 2:55)
Idomeneo (Mozart) – First Time in HD!
March 25, 2017 / 11 am, encore 6 pm
James Levine conducts a rare Met revival of Mozart’s Idomeneo, set in the aftermath of the Trojan War. The production features Matthew Polenzani in the title role. (est. run time: 4:20)
Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky)
April 22, 2017 / 11 am, encore 6 pm
Anna Netrebko reprises one of her most acclaimed roles as Tatiana, the naïve heroine of Tchaikovsky’s opera, adapted from Pushkin’s classic novel. Dmitri Hvorostovsky stars as the title character, who rejects Tatiana’s love until it’s too late. (est. run time: 4:00)
Der Rosenkavalier (R. Strauss) – New Production!
May 13, 2017 / 10:30 am, no encore
The Met’s first new production since 1969 of Strauss’s rich romantic masterpiece features Renée Fleming as the Marschallin, opposite Elina Garanca in her first North American performances as Octavian, the impulsive young title character. (est. run time: 4:50)