High Notes at Home: Met Stars Live in Concert on Demand Until June 25
Aria Code New Release, Nightly Opera Streams, and More. We are all going through a rough patch this year as we try and get back to our “ New Normal “. But the Met Starts still have hope and loves to spread it to their audience.
Even while the stage is closed for now. Each day, the members of the Met opera give a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series. This series is being made available for free streaming on the Met website. So, you can enjoy the beautiful, extraordinary, and unique performances from home. With each performance available for a period of 23 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 6:30 p.m. the following day. The schedule will include outstanding complete performances from the past 14 years of cinema transmissions, starring all of the opera’s greatest singers. The Met Opera also has streams available through the Met Opera on Demand apps for Apple, Amazon, and Roku devices and Samsung Smart TV. To access them without logging in, click “Browse and Preview” in the apps for connected TV, and “Explore the App” on tablets and mobile devices.
Some of this year’s wonderful performances include:
Anna Netrebko with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Met Orchestra.
Anna Netrebko has headlined 22 different operas, multiple galas, and more Live in HD transmissions than any other Met soloist. Now, she becomes the first artist to give a solo concert with the Met Orchestra. Since the legendary soprano Birgit Nilsson in 1979. Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium for this landmark event, conducting a thrilling program of impressive scenes and arias.
The Met celebrates the 40th anniversary of Franco Zeffirelli’s beloved staging with three exceptional casts appearing as Puccini’s young bohemians. Sopranos Anita Hartig, Maria Agresta, and Eleonora Buratto trade-off as the ill-fated seamstress Mimì. Alongside tenors Charles Castronovo and Yusif Eyvazov as her lover, the poet Rodolfo. Sopranos Federica Lombardi, Gabriella Reyes, and Aleksandra Kurzak, and baritones Artur Ruciński, Lucas Meachem, and Quinn Kelsey are the on-again-off-again pair Musetta and Marcello, with Eun Sun Kim and Carlo Rizzi conducting.
Continuing a treasured holiday tradition, the Met presents a new installment in its series of abridged opera adaptations for family audiences. Laurent Pelly’s storybook staging of Massenet’s Cendrillon. A hit of the 2017–18 season, is presented with an all-new English translation in an abridged 90 minutes. With mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as its rags-to-riches princess. Maestro Emmanuel Villaume leads a delightful cast. Which includes mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo as Cinderella’s Prince Charming, soprano Jessica Pratt as her Fairy Godmother, and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and bass-baritone Laurent Naouri as her feuding guardians.
Fire Shut Up in My Bones:
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Wagner’s sublime comedy takes the Met stage for the first time in seven years. Sir Antonio Pappano conducts an unbeatable cast led by sensational soprano Lise Davidsen—returning triumphantly following her rapturously hailed 2019 company debut and 2020 Met Stars Live in Concert performance—as Eva. Baritone Michael Volle and tenor Klaus Florian Vogt, both acclaimed Met Wagnerians, join her as the wise cobbler Hans Sachs and the passionate young knight Walther von Stolzing.
National Council Auditions Grand Finals Concert
Marco Armiliato, Conductor
Some of today’s greatest singers got their start in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, including Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Eric Owens, Stephanie Blythe, Hei-Kyung Hong, Lawrence Brownlee, Michael Fabiano, Lisette Oropesa, Christian Van Horn, Jamie Barton, Anthony Roth Costanzo, and Nadine Sierra. Come see the 2022 Finalists compete for cash prizes and the chance to launch a major operatic career while accompanied by the Met Orchestra, conducted by Marco Armiliato. Following the concert, toast our new 2022 winners at a Champagne reception on The Mercedes T. Bass Grand Tier.
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