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METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE

 

With every Met Opera evening screening, we will have a special Met Opera meal specially designed by our Head Chef Phil Lange. The Met Opera will inspire the theme of the meal and will be served during the intermission of the Met Opera. Pre-orders prior to the session starting are essential as your meal will be waiting for you in the restaurant when the intermission begins.


Season: Thursday 15th November – Wednesday 28th November

Run time: Estimated 216 minutes (includes intermission)

Met Meal Special: TBC

In what should be a highlight of the new season, soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, going toe-to-toe with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as Amneris. Later in the season, a second star-studded cast takes over, with Sondra Radvanovsky and Dolora Zajick as the leading ladies.Tenors Aleksandrs Antonenko and Yonghoon Lee alternate as Radamès, and Nicola Luisotti and Plácido Domingo take the podium for the Met’s monumental production.

Starring: Anna Netrebko, Anita Rachvelishvili, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Ryan Speedo Green, Dmitri Belosselskiy & Quinn Kelsey


Season: Thursday 6th December – Wednesday 19th December

Run time: Estimated 184 minutes (includes intermission)

Met Meal Special: TBC

Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic stars mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna in the title roles; Live in HD audiences last saw the pair together in the acclaimed 2010 transmission of Bizet’s Carmen. Bass-baritone Laurent Naouri co-stars as the High Priest, with baritone Elchin Azizov as the Philistine king Abimélech and bass Dmitry Belosselskiy as the Old Hebrew. Darko Tresnjak, the Tony Award–winning director of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, makes his debut directing the first new Met production of the opera in 20 years. Sir Mark Elder conducts.

StarringRoberto Alagna, Elīna Garanča & Sir Mark Elder


Season: Thursday 28th February – Wednesday 13th March

Run time: Estimated 202 minutes (includes intermission)

Met Meal Special: TBC

Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings 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 Željko Lučić is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance, and Marco Armiliato conducts.

StarringOren Gradus, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Željko Lučić, Jonas Kaufmann, Matthew Rose, Carlo Bosi & Michael Todd Simpson


Season: Thursday 28th March – Wednesday 10th April

Run time: Estimated 172 minutes (includes intermission)

Met Meal Special: TBC

Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met with this gripping reimagining of Winston Graham’s novel, set in the 1959, 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 the man who pursues her—with disastrous results. Robert Spano conducts.

StarringIsabel Leonard, Iestyn Davies, Christopher Maltman, Denyce Graves, Janis Kelly & Robert Spano


Season: Thursday 2nd May – Wednesday 15th May

Run time: Estimated 187 minutes (includes intermission)

Met Meal Special: TBC

In his first Live in HD appearance as the Met’s Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s richly textured new production, featuring a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Soprano Diana Damrau plays the tragic heroine, Violetta, and tenor Juan Diego Flórez returns to the Met for the first time in five seasons to sing Alfredo, Violetta’s hapless lover. Baritone Quinn Kelsey is Alfredo’s father, Germont, who destroys their love.

Starring:Diana Damrau, Quinn Kelsey & Juan Diego Flórez


Season: Thursday 16th May – Wednesday 29th May

Run time: Estimated 213 minutes (includes intermission)

Met Meal Special: TBC

For the first time at the Met, Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the great 18th-century actress in love with the military hero Maurizio, sung by tenor Piotr Beczała. Gianandrea Noseda conducts Cilea’s tragedy, in a new staging by Sir David McVicar, with the action partially set in a working replica of a Baroque theater. The cast also features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as the Princess of Bouillon, Adriana’s rival for Maurizio’s affections, and baritone Ambrogio Maestri as Michonnet.

Starring:Anna Netrebko, Anita Rachvelishvili, Piotr Beczala, Carlo Bosi, Maurizio Muraro & Ambrogio Maestri


Season: Thursday 6th June – Wednesday 19th June

Run time: Estimated 201 minutes (includes intermission)

Met Meal Special: TBC

Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine is opera’s ultimate seductress, opposite tenor Roberto Alagna, who captivated Live in HD audiences as Don José in 2010. Soprano Aleksandra Kurzak sings Micaëla, alongside bass Alexander Vinogradov as the swaggering bullfighter Escamillo. Louis Langrée conducts Sir Richard Eyre’s lively production, a favorite in the Met’s repertoire.

Starring:Roberto Alagna, Alexander Vinogradov, Clémentine Margaine & Aleksandra Kurzak


Season: Thursday 20th June – Wednesday 3rd July

Run time: Estimated 155 minutes (includes intermission)

Met Meal Special: TBC

Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena team up for a feast of vocal fireworks on the Met stage. Baritone Maurizio Muraro is Sergeant Sulplice, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts.

Starring:Maurizio Muraro, Pretty Yende, Javier Camarena & Stephanie Blythe


Season: Thursday 25th July – Wednesday 7th August

Run time: Estimated 295 minutes (includes intermission)

Met Meal Special: TBC

In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, the willful title warrior maiden, who loses her immortality in opera’s most famous act of filial defiance. Tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek are the twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, and bass-baritone Greer Grimsley sings the god Wotan. Philippe Jordan conducts.

StarringEva-Maria Westbroek, Günther Groissböck, Christine Goerke, Stuart Skelton, Jamie Barton & Greer Grimsley


Season: Thursday 8th August – Wednesday 21st August

Run time: Estimated 189 minutes (includes intermission)

Met Meal Special: TBC

The Met’s Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads an accomplished ensemble in Poulenc’s devastating modern masterpiece of faith and martyrdom. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard is the young Blanche de La Force, opposite Met legend Karita Mattila as the First Prioress.

StarringIsabel Leonard, Karen Cargill, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Dwayne Croft, Adrianne Pieczonka, Erin Morley, David Portillo & Karita Mattila