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 May.

For the 2019-20 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 2019-20 season in the video below.


 


Turandot

Oct 12 2019 - 1:00pm
Live via satellite from NYC's Metropolitan Opera

General Admission $20, $18 (Members), $10 Students, $175 (Live at the Met Subscription), $142 (Live at the Met Flex Subscription)

Franco Zeffirelli's spectacular production returns to cinemas, with Yannick Nezet-Seguin, the Met's Jeanette Lerman-Beubauer Music Director, conducting his first Puccini opera with the Met company.

Powerhouse soprano Christine Goerke takes on the icy title princess, alongside tenor Roberto Aronica as the unknown prince vying for her love. 

Giacomo Puccini’s final opera is an epic fairy tale set in a China of legend, loosely based on a play by 18th-century Italian dramatist Carlo Gozzi. Featuring a most unusual score with an astounding and innovative use of chorus and orchestra, it is still recognizably Puccini, bursting with instantly appealing melody.  

The large Turandot orchestra calls for a wide variety of instruments, including alto saxophones, celesta, bass xylophone, harps, and an organ. There are several genuine Chinese themes that are integrated into the score in a suave and brilliantly original manner, including the big imperial anthem in Act II. The opera also contains moments of sheer melodic beauty in Puccini’s most lyrical vein, most notably in the tenor’s unforgettable song of triumph, “Nessun dorma,” which opens Act III. 

The opera runs three hours, two minutes with two intermissions.


Manon

Oct 26 2019 - 1:00pm
Live via satellite from NYC's Metropolitan Opera

General Admission $20, $18 (Members), $10 Students, $142 (Live at the Met Flex Subscription)

Jules Massenet's tale of passion and excess, and their consequences stars rising soprano Lisette Oropesa in the effervescent title role of the tragic beauty who longs for the finer things in life.

Tenor Michael Fabiano is her ardent admirer, Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate love for Manon proves their undoing.  Maurizio Benini conducts Laurent Pelly's enchanting production.

A take on the quintessentially French tale of the beautiful young woman who is incapable of forsaking both love and luxury, Massenet’s Manon features one of the truly unforgettable, irresistible, and archetypal female characters in opera.  While the story is firmly set in class and gender issues of the past, the character of Manon herself is timeless, convincing, and familiar.  The opera has been a success ever since its premiere, championed by a diverse roster of singers who have cherished its dramatic opportunities, exalted style, and ravishing music.

The opera is set in and around Paris, with familiar landmarks such as the church of St. Sulpice forming important reference points in the story. The opera was originally set in the early 18th century, but the Met’s current production places the story in the late 19th century, the so-called “Belle Époque” and the time when the opera was written. 

The opera runs three hours, 52 minutes with two intermissions.


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