Live at the Met Series

About Live at the Met

This series includes 10 operas broadcast live in high definition each season from October through April.

For the 2017-18 Live at the Met series, two subscription options are available: a full ten-opera subscription and a flexible eight-opera ticket subscription.  The full subscription provides one ticket to each of the ten operas in the series.  The flexible subscription provides eight tickets that can be used however you want – one at a time to eight different operas, all at once for eight people, or anything in between.

Assistive listening headsets are available for use with all Live at the Met broadcasts.  Simply ask any usher or Opera House staff member.  Headset funding provided by Robert & Marilyn Maytum, the Dunkirk-Fredonia Lions Club, and by a grant from Theatre Development Fund's TAP Plus program in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts.

You can see a preview of the 2018-19 season in the video below.


 


Aida

Oct 6 2018 - 1:00pm
Live via satellite from NYC's Metropolitan Opera

General Admission $20, $18 Opera House members, $10 Students, $175 Live at the Met Subscription, $142 Live at the Met Flex Subscription

Soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Aida at the Met in this kick-off to the Live at the Met season. 

Mezzo soprano Anita Rachvelishvili is her formidable rival Amneris with Aleksandrs Antonenko as the warrior Radames in Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece.

This grandest of grand operas features an epic backdrop for what is in essence an intimate love story. Set in ancient Egypt and packed with magnificent choruses, complex ensembles, and elaborate ballets, Aida never loses sight of its three protagonists.

Few operas have matched Aida in its exploration of the conflict of private emotion and public duty, and perhaps no other has remained to the present day so unanimously appreciated by audiences and critics alike. 

Nicola Luisotti takes the podium for the Met's monumental production, which runs three hours, 56 minutes, with two intermissions. 

  

 


Samson et Dalila

Oct 20 2018 - 1:00pm
Live via satellite from NYC's Metropolitan Opera

General Admission $20, $18 Opera House members, $10 Students, $142 Live at the Met Flex Subscription

When mezzo-soprano El?na Garanca and tenor Roberto Alagna joined forces for a new production of Carmen at the Met, the results were electrifying. Now this star duo reunites for another sensual French opera when they open the season in the title roles of Camille Saint-Saens’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila.

Laurent Naouri co-stars as the High Priest, with Elchin Azizov as the Philistine King Abimelech and Dmitry Belosselskiy as the Old Hebrew.

Darko Tresnjak, the 2014 Tony Award-winning director of A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, makes his Met debut directing a vivid, seductive staging, featuring a monumental setting for the last-act Temple of Dagon, where the hero crushes his Philistine enemies in this, the first new Met production of Samson et Dalila in 20 years. 

Sir Mark Elder conducts this production, which runs three hours, 29 minutes, with two intermissions. 

 


La Fanciulla del West (Girl of the West)

Oct 27 2018 - 1:00pm
Live via satellite from NYC's Metropolitan Opera

General Admission $20, $18 Opera House members, $10 Students, $142 Live at the Met Flex Subscription

Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Giacomo Puccini's gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, alongside star tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw Dick Johnson.  Baritone Zeljko Lucic is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance.

Puccini’s “American” opera, based on David Belasco’s play The Girl of the Golden West, had its glamorous and highly publicized 1910 world premiere at the Metropolitan Opera, with the composer in the audience.

The drama is set during the California Gold Rush, and the girl of the title is one of Puccini’s most appealing heroines - a strong, independent woman determined to win the man she loves.  Although it fell out of favor with audiences for a few decades following its original success, La Fanciulla del West has rebounded in popularity in recent years and is now counted among Puccini’s best works. 

Marco Armiliato conducts this production, which runs three hours, 42 minutes, with two intermissions. 

  


Marnie

Nov 10 2018 - 1:00pm
Live via satellite from NYC's Metropolitan Opera

General Admission $20, $18 Opera House members, $10 Students, $142 Live at the Met Flex Subscription

Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met with this gripping reimagining of Winston Graham’s novel, set in the 1950s, about a beautiful, mysterious young woman who assumes multiple identities.

Director Michael Mayer and his creative team have devised a fast-moving, cinematic world for this exhilarating story of denial and deceit, which also inspired a film by Alfred Hitchcock.

Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the enigmatic Marnie, and baritone Christopher Maltman is her blackmailing husband Mark Rutland. Iestyn Davies is Mark's brother Terry, with Janis Kelly as Mrs. Rutland; and acclaimed soprano Denyce Graves is Marnie's mother.

Robert Spano conducts this production, which runs three hours, 17 minutes, with one intermission. 


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