Met Opera has Live in HD Tickets on Sale Now!
Are you in the mood for some great entertainment? Well after such a long time of being closed due to covid, the Met Opera has returned! Not only have they returned though, But they came bearing gifts! Live and on sale now, get your tickets for these upcoming Met Opera Performances.
The Met retakes the stage with a new season packed with artistic riches. Including a dazzling lineup of ten Live in HD cinema transmissions. The series kicks off on Saturday, October 9, with Mussorgsky’s Russian epic Boris Godunov. Starring commanding bass René Pape as the tragic title tsar.
2021–22 Live in HD Season
Mussorgsky Boris Godunov
Bass René Pape, the world’s reigning Boris, reprises his overwhelming portrayal of the tortured star. Caught between grasping ambition and crippling paranoia. Kicking off the Live in HD season on October 9, 2021. Conductor Sebastian Weigle leads Mussorgsky’s masterwork. A pillar of the Russian repertoire, in its original 1869 version.
Stephen Wadsworth’s affecting production poignantly captures the hope and suffering of the Russian people as well as the tsar himself. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.
Terence Blanchard / Libretto by Kasi Lemmons: Fire Shut Up in My Bones
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Grammy Award-winning jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard’s adaptation of Charles M. Blow’s moving memoir. Which The New York Times praised after its 2019 world premiere at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as “bold and affecting” and “subtly powerful.”
The first opera by a Black composer presented on the Met stage and featuring a libretto. By filmmaker Kasi Lemmons, the opera tells a poignant and profound story about a young man’s journey to overcome a life of trauma and hardship. James Robinson and Camille A. Brown. Two of the creators of the Met’s sensational recent production of Porgy and Bess—co-direct this new staging. Which appears in cinemas on October 23.
Matthew Aucoin/ Libretto by Sarah Ruhl: Eurydice
Brilliant American composer Matthew Aucoin now carries that tradition into the 21st century with a captivating new take on the story. A product of the Met’s commissioning program. With a libretto by Sarah Ruhl, adapted from her acclaimed 2003 play, the opera reimagines the familiar tale from Eurydice’s point of view.
Massenet: Cinderella Holiday Performance
In this New Year’s Day performance, 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-minute adaptation, 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.
Baritone Quinn Kelsey, a commanding artist at the height of his powers, brings his searing portrayal of the title role to the Met for the first time, starring alongside soprano Rosa Feola as Gilda and tenor Piotr Beczała as the Duke of Mantua, with leading maestro Daniele Rustioni on the podium. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.
Superstar Anna Netrebko makes her long-awaited Met role debut as Puccini’s icy princess—seen live in cinemas on May 7. Tenor Yonghoon Lee is the bold prince determined to win Turandot’s love, alongside soprano Ermonela Jaho as the devoted servant Liù legendary bass Ferruccio Furlanetto as the blind king Timur.
Brett Dean / Libretto by Matthew Jocelyn: Hamlet
Australian composer Brett Dean’s Hamlet had its world premiere at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2017. The Guardian declared, “New opera doesn’t often get to sound this good … Shakespeare offers a gauntlet to composers that shouldn’t always be picked up, but Dean’s Hamlet rises to the challenge.” On June 4, this riveting contemporary masterpiece appears live in cinemas, with Neil Armfield, who directed the work’s premiere, bringing his acclaimed staging to the Met stage.
Many of the original cast members have followed, including tenor Allan Clayton in the title role. Nicholas Carter makes his Met debut conducting a remarkable ensemble, which also features soprano Brenda Rae as Ophelia, mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly as Gertrude, baritone Rod Gilfry as Claudius, and legendary bass John Tomlinson as the ghost of Hamlet’s father. This
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