The Metropolitan Opera is the largest classical music organisation in North America and has been thrilling audiences with its spectacular performances of repertory operas from 18th-century Baroque, to 19th-century Bel canto and the Minimalist operas of the late 20th century.
We are proud to present our eleventh season of live satellite opera broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. This season will feature ten transmissions live from the Met stage, starring some of the world’s leading artists.
Sat 12 Oct, 17:55
Prince Calaf falls in love with Princess Turandot. To obtain permission to marry her, he must to solve three riddles; any wrong answer results in death. Broadcast live via satellite.
Sat 26 Oct, 17:55
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. Broadcast live via satellite.
Madama Butterfly (Puccini)
Sat 9 Nov, 17:55
Lieutenant Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton of the U.S. Navy inspects a house overlooking Nagasaki harbor that he is leasing from Goro, a marriage broker. The house comes with three servants and a geisha wife named Cio-Cio-San, known as Madam Butterfly. Broadcast live via satellite.
Akhnaten (Philip Glass)
Sat 23 Nov, 17:55
Anthony Roth Costanzo is the title pharaoh, the revolutionary ruler who transformed ancient Egypt, with the striking mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges in her Met debut as his wife, Nefertiti. To match the opera’s hypnotic, ritualistic music, McDermott has created an arresting vision that includes a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers. Broadcast live via satellite.
Wozzeck (Alban Berg)
Sat 11 Jan, 17:55
After wowing audiences with his astounding production of Luluin 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s other operatic masterpiece, set in an apocalyptic pre–World War I environment. Broadcast live via satellite.
Porgy and Bess (The Gershwins)
Sat 1 Feb, 17:55
The libretto of Porgy and Bess tells the story of Porgy, a disabled black street-beggar living in the slums of Charleston. It deals with his attempts to rescue Bessfrom the clutches of Crown, her violent and possessive lover, and Sportin’ Life, her drug dealer. Broadcast live via satellite.
Sat 29 Feb, 17:55
Handel’s satire of sex and power politics, Sir David McVicar re-conceives a production evoking a scandalous world in which the Roman Empire never fell but simply kept going right up to the present. Joyce DiDonato stars as the power-hungry empress. Broadcast live via satellite.
Der Fliegende Holländer (Wagner)
Sat 11 Apr, 17:55
Chief of Police, Baron Scarpia has long lusted after Floria Tosca, but her heart belongs to Mario Cavaradossi (a painter and republican). When Scarpia suspects Cavaradossi of assisting an escaped political prisoner, seizes the opportunity to kill two birds with one stone. Broadcast live via satellite.
Booking coming soon!
Maria Stuarda (Donizetti)
Sat 9 May, 17:55
Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, has been forced to abdicate her throne and flee her kingdom after the rebellion of her Scottish nobles. A Catholic, crowned at the age of nine months, she was betrothed to the Dauphin of France and raised from childhood at the French court. Broadcast live via satellite.
Booking coming soon!