Simulcast Schedule for 2016-2017
The 2016-2017 Met Opera HD Live Season will have live transmissions with encores to selected movie theatres throughout the country. Here is this year’s opera schedule of the Live in HD performances. All live movie simulcasts take place on Saturday, US encores take place on Wednesday. Don’t miss the Met’s eleventh season of live performance transmissions to movie theaters around the world!
Tristan und Isolde
Saturday, October 8 9:00 AM
ENCORE: Wednesday, October 12 6:30 PM
Run Time: 315 minutes
Tristan und Isolde opens the Met season in a new production by Mariusz Treli?ski (the director responsible for the 2014–15 season’s double bill of Iolanta and Bluebeard’s Castle), and will be well served by a cast of outstanding Wagnerians: Nina Stemme as Isolde, Stuart Skelton as Tristan, Ekaterina Gubanova as Brangäne, and René Pape as King Marke, with Sir Simon Rattle conducting, in one of his rare appearances at the Met.
Saturday, October 22 9:55 AM
ENCORE: Wednesday, October 26 6:30 PM
Run Time: 225 minutes
Three charismatic singers, Simon Keenlyside, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Mariusz Kwiecien, share the role of the title hero, who goes to hell in a dazzling coup de théâtre. The ensemble of great Mozartean singers includes Isabel Leonard, Angela Meade, Matthew Polenzani, Marina Rebeka, Erwin Schrott, Ramón Vargas, and RolandoVillazón. Fabio Luisi and Plácido Domingo conduct.
L’Amour de Loin
Saturday, December 10 9:55 AM
ENCORE: Wednesday, December 21 6:30 PM
Run Time: 180 minutes
Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s breakthrough opera was described by the New York Times as “transfixing…a lushly beautiful score.” Commissioned by the Salzburg Festival, where it was first seen in 2000, it will now finally have its Metropolitan Opera premiere in a dazzling new production by Robert Lepage, featuring glimmering ribbons of LED lights that extend across the length of the stage and over the orchestra pit. Eric Owens is the knight on a quest of love and Susanna Phillips is his lover on the other side of the sea. Conductor Susanna Mälkki makes her Met debut.
WILL NOT SHOW AT REGAL PALM SPRINGS 9
Saturday, January 7th, 2017 9:55 Will not show at Regal Palm Springs 9
ENCORE: Wednesday, January 11th 6:30 Will not show at Regal Palm Springs 9
The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine. Liudmyla Monastyrska is Abigaille, the warrior woman determined to rule empires, and Jamie Barton is the heroic Fenena. Dmitri Belosselskiy is the stentorian voice of the oppressed Hebrew people.
Roméo et Juliette
Saturday, January 21, 2017 9:55 AM
ENCORE: Wednesday, January 25 6:30 PM
Run Time: 210 minutes
When Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo starred opposite each other in Manon at the Met in 2015, the New York Times said, “the temperature rises nearly to boiling every time Damrau and Grigolo are on stage together.” Now they’re back as opera’s classic lovers, in Gounod’s lush Shakespeare adaptation. The production, by director Bartlett Sher, has already won acclaim for its vivid 18th-century milieu and stunning costumes during runs at Salzburg and La Scala. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the sumptuous score.
Saturday, February 25 9:55 AM
ENCORE: Wednesday, March 1 6:30 PM
Run Time: 245 minutes
Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, who sings the haunting “Song to the Moon.” Mary Zimmerman brings her wondrous theatrical imagination to Dvo?ák’s fairytale of love and longing, rejection and redemption. Brandon Jovanovich, Jamie Barton, Katarina Dalayman, and Eric Owens complete the all-star cast, and Mark Elder conducts.
Saturday, March 11 9:55 AM
ENCORE: Wednesday, March 15 6:30 PM
Run Time: 175 minutes
Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, a role in which she triumphed on the Met stage in 2015, opposite Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo, and Thomas Hampson as his father, Germont. Carmen Giannattasio sings later performances of the title role opposite Atalla Ayan, with the great Plácido Domingo as Germont. Nicola Luisotti conducts.
Saturday, March 25 9:55 AM
ENCORE: Wednesday, March 29 6:30 PM
Run Time: 260 minutes
Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece returns to the Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production, conducted by Music Director Emeritus James Levine. The superb ensemble includes Matthew Polenzani as the king torn by a rash vow; mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of his noble son Idamante; soprano Nadine Sierra as Ilia; and soprano Elza van den Heever as the volatile Elettra, who loves Idamante to the bounds of madness.
Saturday, April 22 9:55 AM
ENCORE: Wednesday, April 26 6:30 PM
Run Time: 240 minutes
Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production, starring Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Tatiana and Onegin. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Lenski, and Robin Ticciati conducts.
Saturday, May 13 9:30 AM
ENCORE: Wednesday, May 27 6:30 PM
Run Time: 290 minutes
The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and El?na Garan?a as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen, the director behind the Met’s recent Falstaff, places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also stars Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs. Sebastian Weigle conducts the sparklingly perfect score.
All dates and times are subject to change.
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