The Met: Live in HD 2017-2018 Season

The Lensic and The Santa Fe Opera proudly present
The Met: Live in HD 2017-2018 Season.

The complete schedule is below. Click the times for more information:

Così fan tutte* (Mozart) – New Production!
April 7, 2018 | 11 am Rebroadcast | 6 pm Encore (Just added)
A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnivalesque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts. (Due to scheduling conflicts, this opera will not be broadcast live.) Sung in Italian. (est. run time: 3:31)

For Encore - Just added:
Member presale begins Monday, February 26 at 10 am.
Public tickets available Wednesday, February 28 at 10 am.

Luisa Miller (Verdi) - First Time in HD!
April 14, 2018 | 10:30 am Live | 6 pm Encore
Plácido Domingo adds yet another chapter to his legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy about a young woman who sacrifices her own happiness in an attempt to save her father’s life. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role as the peasant girl Luisa, opposite Piotr Becza?a as Rodolfo. Plácido Domingo plays Miller, Luisa’s father; Olesya Petrova is Federica; and Alexander Vinogradov (in his Met debut) and Dmitry Belosselskiy are Walter and Wurm, respectively—the ruthless men determined to tear Luisa and Rodolfo apart. Luisa Miller was last performed at The Met in 2006. Sung in Italian. (est. run time: 3:38)

Cendrillon (Cinderella) (Massenet)  Met Premiere!
April 28, 2018 | 11 am Live | Encore May 5 at 6 pm
For the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met. Joyce DiDonato adds another role to her Met repertory as the title character, a role she has sung to acclaim at the Grand Teatre del Liceu, Santa Fe Opera, and Royal Opera, Covent Garden. The cast also stars Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charmant, Stephanie Blythe as the evil stepmother Madame de la Haltière, Kathleen Kim as the Fée (fairy godmother), and Laurent Naouri as Pandolfe. Cendrillon is produced in association with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona; Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie, Brussels; and Opéra de Lille. This production was first performed at The Santa Fe Opera. Sung in French. (est. run time: 2:47)

*No live broadcast due to unforseen scheduling conflicts.

The Met Season is generously sponsored by the Edgar Foster Daniels Foundation.


Previous performances:

Tosca* (Puccini) – New Production!
February 3, 2018
Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production of Puccini’s tragic opera offers a splendid backdrop for extraordinary singing. Sonya Yoncheva stars as the title prima donna alongside Vittorio Grigolo and Bryn Terfel. (Due to scheduling conflicts, this opera will not be broadcast live.) Sung in Italian. (est. run time: 2:53)

L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love) (Donizetti)
February 10, 2018
Donizetti’s comic gem features South African soprano Pretty Yende,  who debuts a new role at the Met as the feisty Adina. She sings opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts. Sung in Italian. (est. run time: 2:39)

La Bohème (Puccini)
February 24, 2018
The world’s most popular opera—and the most performed opera in Met history—returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production!  Puccini’s La Bohème features a stellar cast, including Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva as the fragile Mimì and tenor Michael Fabiano as the passionate poet Rodolfo. Susanna Phillips reprises the role of the flirtatious Musetta and Lucas Meachem sings the role of her lover, the painter Marcello. The cast also features Alexey Lavrov and Matthew Rose as Rodolfo and Marcello’s friends Schaunard and Colline, with Paul Plishka as Benoit and Alcindoro. Marco Armiliato conducts. Sung in Italian. (est. run time: 2:55)

Semiramide (Rossini) - First Time in HD!
March 10, 2018
Rossini’s masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini conducting. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Rounding out the cast are Javier Camarena as the Indian king Idreno, Ildar Abdrazakov as the prince Assur, and Ryan Speedo Green as the high priest Oroe. Sung in Italian. (est. run time: 4:00)

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