Met Opera Live in HD

Met Opera Live in HD

The new season of the Met’s Emmy and Peabody Award-winning performance transmissions to SECCA resumes this fall! Tickets are on sale now.

The Met Live: HD adult season ticket is $194.29. The Met Live: HD student season ticket is $134.51.

Adult single tickets are $23.50 & students are $16.00. All prices include taxes and fees.

The Meet at the Met Luncheons will also resume at SECCA.

Tristan und Isolde  (Richard Wagner) October 8th, 2016 at 12:00 noon. Luncheon Speaker:  David Levy

The 2016-17 season opens with a new production of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle in his first Met performances since his 2010 debut. Nina Stemme makes her company role debut as Isolde—a touchstone role she has sung with major opera companies around the world. Her Tristan is Australian heldentenor Stuart Skelton, who sang Siegmund in the Met’s Ring cycle in 2013. The cast also includes Ekaterina Gubanova as Brangäne and Evgeny Nikitin as Kurwenal (both in Met role debuts), with René Pape reprising King Marke, a role he has sung to acclaim in three previous Met seasons. The staging, by Mariusz Treliński (who directed the 2015 Met double bill of Iolanta and Bluebeard’s Castle) is a co-production with the Festival Hall Baden-Baden, Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera, and China National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) Beijing.    Approx. runtime:  5:15 Intermissions: 2

Don Giovanni (Mozart) October 22nd, 2016 at 12:55 PM  Luncheon Speaker:   David Stewart

Three charismatic singers, Simon Keenlyside, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Mariusz Kwiecien, share the role of the title hero, who goes to hell in a dazzling coup de théâtre. The ensemble of great Mozartean singers includes Isabel Leonard, Angela Meade, Matthew Polenzani, Marina Rebeka, Erwin Schrott, Ramón Vargas, and RolandoVillazón. Fabio Luisi and Plácido Domingo conduct.  Approx. runtime:  3:45 Intermissions: 1

L’Amour de Loin (Kaija Saariaho) Special Winston-Salem Date: Saturday, December 17 at 12:55pm   Luncheon Speaker:  Jamie Allbritten (click to make lunch reservations)

Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s breakthrough opera was described by the New York Times as “transfixing…a lushly beautiful score.” Commissioned by the Salzburg Festival, where it was first seen in 2000, it will now finally have its Metropolitan Opera premiere in a dazzling new production by Robert Lepage, featuring glimmering ribbons of LED lights that extend across the length of the stage and over the orchestra pit. Eric Owens is the knight on a quest of love and Susanna Phillips is his lover on the other side of the sea. Conductor Susanna Mälkki makes her Met debut.   Approx. runtime:  3:00 Intermissions: 1

Nabucco (Verdi) January 7th at 12:55 PM Luncheon Speaker: Peter Kairoff (click to make lunch reservations)

The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine. Liudmyla Monastyrska is Abigaille, the warrior woman determined to rule empires, and Jamie Barton is the heroic Fenena. Dmitri Belosselskiy is the stentorian voice of the oppressed Hebrew people.   Approx. runtime: 3:05  Intermissions: 1

Roméo et Juliette (Gounod) January 21st at 12:55 PM   Luncheon Speaker: Steve LaCosse (click here for lunch reservations)

When Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo starred opposite each other in Manon at the Met in 2015, the New York Times said, “the temperature rises nearly to boiling every time Damrau and Grigolo are on stage together.” Now they’re back as opera’s classic lovers, in Gounod’s lush Shakespeare adaptation. The production, by director Bartlett Sher, has already won acclaim for its vivid 18th-century milieu and stunning costumes during runs at Salzburg and La Scala. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the sumptuous score.  Approx. runtime:  3:30  Intermissions: 1

Rusalka (Dvořák) February 25th at 12:55 PM   Luncheon Speaker: David Stewart (Click here for lunch reservations)

Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, who sings the haunting “Song to the Moon.” Mary Zimmerman brings her wondrous theatrical imagination to Dvořák’s fairytale of love and longing, rejection and redemption. Brandon Jovanovich, Jamie Barton, Katarina Dalayman, and Eric Owens complete the all-star cast, and Mark Elder conducts.   Approx. runtime: 4:05 Intermissions: 2

 

La Traviata (Verdi) March 11that 12:55 PM   Luncheon Speaker: Steve LaCosse (click here for lunch reservations)

Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, a role in which she triumphed on the Met stage in 2015, opposite Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo, and Thomas Hampson as his father, Germont. Carmen Giannattasio sings later performances of the title role opposite Atalla Ayan, with the great Plácido Domingo as Germont. Nicola Luisotti conducts.   Approx. runtime: 2:55 Intermissions: 1

 

Idomeneo (Mozart) March 25th at 12:55 PM    Luncheon Speaker:  Jamie Allbritten (click for lunch reservations)

Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece returns to the Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production, conducted by Music Director James Levine. The superb ensemble includes Matthew Polenzani as the king torn by a rash vow; mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of his noble son Idamante; soprano Nadine Sierra as Ilia; and soprano Elza van den Heever as the volatile Elettra, who loves Idamante to the bounds of madness.  Approx. runtime:  4:20  Intermissions: 2

Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky) April 22nd at 12:55 PM    Luncheon Speaker:  Jamie Allbritten (click for lunch reservations)

Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production, starring Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Tatiana and Onegin. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Lenski, and Robin Ticciati conducts. Approx. runtime:  4:00 Intermissions: 2

Der Rosenkavalier (Strauss) May 13th at 12:30 PM   Luncheon Speaker:  David Levy (click for lunch reservations)

The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen, the director behind the Met’s recent Falstaff, places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also stars Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs. Sebastian Weigle conducts the sparklingly perfect score.  Approx. runtime: 4:50 Intermissions: 2