Live at the Met

The new season of the Met's Emmy and Peabody Award-winning performance transmissions at your Lark Theater features ten presentations.

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MACBETH (Verdi)

Star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lučić’s doomed Macbeth, for the first time at the Met. Adrian Noble’s chilling production of Verdi’s masterful adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy also stars Joseph Calleja as the noble Macduff and René Pape as Banquo. Fabio Luisi conducts.

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Sat, Oct 11, 10:00am* LIVE- 3 hrs. 13 min., 1 intermission icn_doc
Wed, Oct 15, 6:30pm ENCORE Buy Tickets

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LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (Mozart) – New Production

Met Music Director James Levine conducts a spirited new production of Mozart’s masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action of this classic domestic comedy in an 18th-century manor house in Seville during the 1930s. Dashing bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov leads the cast in the title role of the clever servant, opposite Marlis Petersen as his bride, Susanna, Peter Mattei as the philandering Count they work for, Marina Poplavskaya as the long-suffering Countess, and Isabel Leonard as the libidinous pageboy Cherubino.

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Sat, Oct 18, 10am* LIVE- 3 hrs. 52 min., 1 intermission icn_doc
Wed, Oct 29, 6:30pm ENCORE Buy Tickets

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CARMEN (Bizet)

Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another.

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Sat, Nov 1, 10am* LIVE - 3 hrs. 38 min., 1 intermission icn_doc
Wed, Nov 5, 6:30pm ENCORE Buy Tickets
Sat, Nov 8, 11am ENCORE Buy Tickets icn_doc

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IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA (Rossini)

The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedy—featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera—stars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina, Lawrence Brownlee as her conspiring flame, and Christopher Maltman as the endlessly resourceful and charming barber, himself. Michele Mariotti conducts the vivid and tuneful score.

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Sat, Nov 22, 10am* LIVE - 3 hrs. 25 min., 1 intermission icn_doc
Wed, Dec 3, 6:30pm ENCORE Buy Tickets

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DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG (Wagner)

James Levine returns to one of his signature Wagner works conducting this epic comedy—back at the Met for the first time in eight years—about a group of Renaissance “master singers” whose song contest unites a city. Johan Reuter, Johan Botha, and Annette Dasch lead the superb international cast in this charming and magisterial celebration of the power of music and art.

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Sat, Dec 13, 9am* LIVE - 6 hrs., 2 intermissions icn_doc
Sat, Jan 3, 9am ENCORE Buy Tickets

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THE MERRY WIDOW (Lehár) – New Production

The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Oklahoma!, Contact). Stroman and her design team of Julian Crouch (Satyagraha, The Enchanted Island) and costume designer William Ivey Long (Cinderella, Grey Gardens, Hairspray) have created an art-nouveau setting that climaxes with singing and dancing grisettes at the legendary Maxim’s. Nathan Gunn co-stars as Danilo and Kelli O’Hara is Valencienne. Andrew Davis conducts.

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Sat, Jan 17, 10am* LIVE- 2 hrs. 57 min., 1 intermission icn_doc
Wed, Jan 21, 6:30pm ENCORE Buy Tickets
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LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN (Offenbach)

The magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece, in the Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production. Hibla Gerzmava, Erin Morley, and Christine Rice sing the three heroines—each an idealized embodiment of some aspect of Hoffmann’s desire. Thomas Hampson portrays the shadowy Four Villains, and Yves Abel conducts the sparkling score.

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Sat, Jan 31, 10:00am* LIVE- 3 hrs. 46 min., 2 intermissions icn_doc
Wed, Feb 4, 6:30pm ENCORE Buy Tickets

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IOLANTA (Tchaikovsky) / BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE (Bartók) – New Production

On the heels of her triumphant Met performances in Eugene Onegin, soprano Anna Netrebko takes on another Tchaikovsky heroine in the first opera of this intriguing double bill, consisting of an enchanting fairy tale (Iolanta) followed by an erotic psychological thriller (Duke Bluebeard’s Castle). Netrebko stars as the beautiful blind girl who experiences love for the first time in Iolanta, while Nadja Michael is the unwitting victim of the diabolical Bluebeard, played by Mikhail Petrenko. Both operas are directed by Mariusz Trelinski, who was inspired by classic noir films of the 1940s. Iolanta also stars Piotr Beczala, and Valery Gergiev conducts both operas.

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Sat, Feb 14, 9:30am* LIVE- 3 hrs. 39 min., 1 intermission
Wed, Feb 18, 6:30pm ENCORE Buy Tickets icn_doc

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LA DONNA DEL LAGO (Rossini) – New Production

Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott. DiDonato is the “lady of the lake” of the title, and Flórez is the king who relentlessly pursues her, their vocal fireworks embellishing the romantic plot in this Met premiere production conducted by Michele Mariotti.

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Sat, Mar 14, 10am* LIVE - 3 hrs. 30 min., 1 intermission icn_doc
Wed, Mar 18, 6:30pm ENCORE Buy Tickets

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CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA (Mascagni) / PAGLIACCI (Leoncavallo) – New Production

Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci. Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cav) and Patricia Racette (Pag) sing the unlucky heroines, and Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

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Sat, Apr 25, 9:30am* LIVE - 3 hrs. 30 min., 1 intermission icn_doc
Wed, Apr 29, 6:30pm ENCORE Buy Tickets

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