The Metropolitan Opera Live 2019–2020

The Metropolitan Opera Live 2019–2020

The Metropolitan Opera Live

The Metropolitan Opera's Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Live in HD series returns to the big screen with the 2019-2020 season. All live events take place on Saturdays. In addition to the live events, encore presentations at select locations take place on Wednesdays. The full schedule of events follows below. Don’t miss the chance to experience incomparable performances live from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera, as well as special interviews and behind-the-scenes features exclusive to the Live in HD series, all from the comfort of your neighborhood cinema!


Upcoming 2019-2020 Season:

The Met: Live in HD
Madama Butterfly IN THEATERS Nov 9 - Get Tickets
Encore Nov 13 at select theaters - 
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Anthony Minghella’s vividly cinematic staging returns to cinemas, featuring soprano Hui He in the devastating title role. Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts one of opera’s most beautiful and heartbreaking scores, with a cast that also includes Andrea Carè as Pinkerton, Paulo Szot as Sharpless, and mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki.

The Met: Live in HD
Akhnaten | IN THEATERS Nov 23 - Get Tickets 
Encore Dec 4 at select theaters
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A Met premiere, based on the life of Akhnaten (Amenhotep IV).  The opera is sung in several languages, including the ancient Egyptian of a poem by Akhnaten himself.   Counter-tenor Anthony Roth Costanzo is the pharaoh of the title, and J’Nai Bridges is Nefertiti in this production by Phelim McDermott, conducted by Karen Kamensek in her Met debut.

The Met: Live in HD
Wozzek | IN THEATERS Jan 11 - Get Tickets 
Encore Jan 15 at select theaters
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A new production by William Kentridge. An expressionistic masterpiece with intense emotional power. Berg composed it in the aftermath of World War I, exploring the darkness of trauma survivors who live with their lies about themselves, until they can’t. Peter Mattei is the emotionally destroyed Wozzek, and Elza van den Heever is Marie, the conflicted mother of his child. 

The Met: Live in HD
Porgy and Bess | IN THEATERS Feb 1 - Get Tickets 
Encore Feb 5 at select theaters
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The Met has chosen this new production by James Robinson to open the new season in September. This opera was last seen at the Met in 1990. Eric Owens sings Porgy and Angel Blue sings Bess. Denyce Graves returns to the Met to sing Maria.

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Agrippina | IN THEATERS Feb 29 - Get Tickets 
Encore March 4 at select theaters
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Another Met Premiere. A rarely seen Handel satire of sex and power politics suggesting the scandalous Roman Empire can be seen in the corrupt intrigues of contemporary political classes. Joyce DiDonato is the power-hungry Empress Agrippina and Kate Lindsey is the irresponsible teenager Nerone.

The Met: Live in HD
Der Fliegende Holländer | IN THEATERS March 14 - Get Tickets 
Encore March 18 at select theaters
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A new production directed by François Girard who directed the Met’s visceral Parsifal. For the first time at the Met Sir Bryn Terfel sings the role of the mysterious Dutch Captain who has been condemned to wander, sailing the world’s seas until the love of a pure woman can set him free. That will be Anja Kampe as Senta. 

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Tosca | IN THEATERS April 11 - Get Tickets 
Encore April 15 at select theaters -
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The David McVicar production starring Anna Netrebko, whose Act 2 scene with Scarpia is one of the dramatic highlights of the season. Michael Volle is the villainous police chief Scarpia, and Brian Jagde will sing the role of Tosca’s lover, Cavaradossi. 

The Met: Live in HD
Maria Stuarda | IN THEATERS May 9 - Get Tickets
Encore May 13 at select theaters -
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Jamie Barton sings the imperious Queen Elizabeth I, who captures and imprisons Mary Queen of Scots, for political, but mostly personal reasons, as they both lust after Leicester. Diana Damrau sings the doomed Mary, who, as she prepares for the chopping block, comments that she has never before removed her clothing for such fine company.


 Theaters featuring The Metropolitan Opera Live 2019 - 2020:

Riverview 14 GDX (Riverview) 

Kendall 11 GDX (Oswego) 
Randall 15 IMAX (Batavia) *Encore performance available.
Savoy 16 IMAX (Savoy) *Encore performance available.
Willow Knolls 14 (Peoria) 


Hamilton 16 IMAX + GDX (Hamilton)
Portage 16 IMAX + GDX(Portage)
Eastside 10 IMAX (North Lafayette) *Encore performance available. 

Holland 7 (Holland)
Jackson 10
Kalamazoo 10
 (Kalamazoo) *Encore performance available.
Krafft 8 (Port Huron)
Oxford 7 (Oxford)
Quality 10 GDX
Quality 16 (Ann Arbor) *Encore performance available.
W. Columbia 7 (Battle Creek)

Forum 8 (Columbia)