Met Opera

The Met: Live in HD Summer Encores

This summer, join us on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, in select theatres, to experience opera on the big screen at a discounted price. Captured live from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera, these fan favourites showcase world-class talent and creativity delivered in Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.

Madama Butterfly (Puccini)

Conductor

Karel Mark Chichon

Production

Anthony Minghella

Featuring

Kristine Opolais, Roberto Alagna

Synopsis

Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. One of the world’s foremost Butterflys, soprano Kristine Opolais, takes on the title role, and Roberto Alagna sings Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly’s heart. Duration is 3 hours and 48 minutes including intermission.

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Il Trovatore (Puccini)

Conductor

Karel Mark Chichon

Production

Anthony Minghella

Featuring

Kristine Opolais, Roberto Alagna

Synopsis

Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. One of the world’s foremost Butterflys, soprano Kristine Opolais, takes on the title role, and Roberto Alagna sings Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly’s heart. Duration is 3 hours and 48 minutes including intermission.

Dates

Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky)

Conductor

Valery Gergiev

Production

Robert Carsen

Featuring

Renée Fleming, Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Synopsis

Beloved American soprano Renée Fleming joins Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky for a performance of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece of unrequited young love. The opera’s sweeping dramatic arc of this opera—youthful longing, rejection, regret, a desperate plea that comes too late—is perfectly mirrored in Tchaikovsky’s achingly beautiful music and in the gorgeous lighting of this strikingly minimal production. Duration is 2 hours and 49 minutes including intermission.

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Turandot (Puccini)

Conductor

Paolo Carignani

Production

Franco Zeffirelli

Featuring

Nina Stemme, Marco Berti

Synopsis

Nina Stemme, one of opera’s greatest dramatic sopranos, takes on the title role of the proud princess of legendary China. Tenor Marco Berti is Calàf, the brave prince who sings “Nessun dorma” and wins her hand. Franco Zeffirelli’s dazzling production is conducted by Paolo Carignani. Duration is 3 hours and 26 minutes including intermission.

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