MET: Live In HD 2017-18 Season


Preview 2017-18 Met: Live in HD Season


The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of high-definition live cinema simulcasts, will begin its 12th season on October 7, with a new production of Bellini’s Norma directed by Sir David McVicar and conducted by Carlo Rizzi, starring one of the world’s most acclaimed Normas, Sondra Radvanovsky.

The 2017-18 Live in HD season continues with the Met premiere of Thomas Adès‘s The Exterminating Angel; Rossini’s Semiramide, which has not been staged at the Met in 25 years; Verdi’s tragedy Luisa Miller starring Sonya Yoncheva and Plácido Domingo; and the Met premiere of Massenet’s Cendrillon, starring Joyce DiDonato in the title role. In addition to the productions new to Live in HD, audiences can see the Met’s new stagings of Puccini’s Tosca, starring Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann; Mozart’s Così fan tutte set in the 1950s in Coney Island, with an ensemble cast including Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara. The season will also feature Mozart’s full-length German opera Die Zauberflöte conducted by Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine (the abridged version of The Magic Flute was the first Live in HD transmission in the series); Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, starring Pretty Yende in her first Met performances as the spirited Adina with Matthew Polenzani reprising Nemorino, and Puccini’s La Bohème featuring Sonya Yoncheva and Michael Fabiano as the young Parisian lovers, Mimì and Rodolfo.

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Norma (Bellini) 7th October 2017
Die Zauberflöte (Mozart) 14th October 2017
The Exterminating Angel (Adès) 18th November 2017
Tosca (Puccini) 27th January 2018
L’Elisir d’Amore (Donizetti) 10th February 2018
La Bohème (Puccini) 24th February 2018
Semiramide (Rossini) 10th March 2018
Cosi fan tutte (Mozart) 31st March 2018
Luisa Miller (Verdi) 14th April 2018
Cendrillon (Strauss) 28th April 2018


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