The Metropolitan Opera has scheduled live performances for September, and from November 16 to 22 the Met will present its first live broadcast of operas of all time, including classics by Verdi, Puccini, Berg, and Gounod. The New York institution will delight opera lovers with a nightly stream of recordings from its glorious archives.
All seven operas were originally recorded in high definition and will be shown live and available as before on the Met’s YouTube channel. Viewers can also use the Met Opera on Demand app to access productions on different devices. Each opera will remain there for a limited time and will be available for free on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, and other digital platforms.
The full schedule for Week 36 is embedded below, and the cast begins Monday, with performances on Wednesday and Thursday and Friday and Saturday and Sunday and Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday night.
What’s on Schedule
For opera fans, this week’s highlight may be the highly acclaimed 2019 production of “The Lady in the Lake,” a story of a guillotine-lined nunnery. German tenor Jonas Kaufmann’s heart – a ripping “encounter of the gods,” followed by a performance of his opera “Carmen” by the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. The weekend is rounded off by the “Aida” of the Metropolitan Opera, which is performed on Friday and Saturday, as well as Sunday and Monday and Tuesday, and Wednesday and Thursday.
In the seventh baroque cloister of the Schussenried library, the Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva sings an aria from Verdi, Puccini, Bellini, and others. To help you choose which movie to watch, the Met offers a free stream of all its operas, which lasts an hour or a day. The Met will also offer paid virtual concerts and expand its free nightly stream. It is scheduled to premiere at the Metropolitan Opera on November 22, reschedule on November 28, and premiere in New York on December 1, 2019, at 7 p.m.
- With the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Opera House, the Royal Ballet London, among others.
- Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Royal Opera House will stream complete operas on the Met’s YouTube channel for the first time.
- The Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Royal Opera House will stream entire operas on the Met’s YouTube channel.
- The Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Royal Opera House will stream complete operas on the Met’s YouTube channel.
- The opera’s lead roles will be featured on the Met’s YouTube channel, as well as with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Opera House.
- The Met’s YouTube channel, as well as with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Opera House, and the London Symphony Orchestra.
Many Broadway shows have taken to the streaming services to find an audience in times of pandemics. Most of them are huge hits, having success on both sides of the Atlantic.