The Metropolitan Opera returns with a dazzling new programme. Details of the ten world-class presentations, broadcast live via satellite, can be found below. Encore screenings will also be programmed for each production.
There will be one week of Members’ priority booking. Each cinema has a designated on-sale date and time; please see details at the bottom of this page. General sales will open a week later.
Live: Adults £32 / Members £27 / Students and Retired £27 / Student Members and Retired Members £25 / Children £10
Encore: Adults £22 / Members £17.50 / Students and Retired £17.50 / Student Members and Retired Members £15.50 / Children £10
Saturday 8 October, 5.00
Tristan Und Isolde
The season begins with a new production of Wagner’s Tristan Und Isolde, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle for his first Live In HD performance. Nina Stemme stars 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.
Saturday 22 October, 5.55
Simon Keenlyside makes his Met role debut as the unrepentant seducer in Tony Award winner Michael Grandage’s staging of Mozart’s masterpiece. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads a cast that includes Hibla Gerzmava, Malin Byström, Serena Malfi, Adam Plachetka, Matthew Rose, Kwangchul Youn and Rolando Villazón.
Saturday 10 December, 5.55
L’Amour De Loin
One of the most highly praised operas of recent years, Kaija Saariaho’s yearning medieval romance L’Amour De Loin (‘Love From Afar’) has its Met premiere this season. The production is by Robert Lepage, co-produced with L’Opéra De Québec in collaboration with Ex Machina. Debuting Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki leads the performance, which stars Susanna Phillips as Clémence, Eric Owens as Jaufré, and Tamara Mumford as the Pilgrim who carries messages of love between them.
Saturday 7 January, 5.55
For the first time in HD, Met Music Director James Levine conducts Verdi’s early drama of Ancient Babylon, with Plácido Domingo adding a new role to his repertoire as the title character. Liudmyla Monastyrska sings the tour-de-force role of Abigaille, Nabucco’s wilful daughter, alongside Jamie Barton, Russell Thomas and Dmitri Belosselskiy.
Saturday 21 January, 5.55
Roméo Et Juliette
The electrifying team of Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau reunites for a new production of Gounod’s opera based on the Shakespeare play. Damrau makes her role debut as Juliette in Bartlett Sher’s new production, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. Elliot Madore sings Mercutio, and Mikhail Petrenko sings Frère Laurent. Sher’s staging is a La Scala production.
Saturday 25 February, 5.55
Kristine Opolais stars in a new production of the opera that first won her international acclaim, Dvořák’s fairy tale about the tragic water nymph Rusalka. Sir Mark Elder conducts Mary Zimmerman’s new staging, which also stars Brandon Jovanovich as the human prince who captures Rusalka’s heart; Katarina Dalayman as Rusalka’s rival, the Foreign Princess; Eric Owens as the Water Sprite, Rusalka’s father; and Jamie Barton as the duplicitous witch Ježibaba.
Saturday 11 March, 5.55
Sonya Yoncheva brings her acclaimed interpretation of the doomed courtesan Violetta Valéry to Live In HD audiences for the first time, opposite rising American tenor Michael Fabiano as her lover Alfredo. Thomas Hampson sings one of his most acclaimed Met roles as Giorgio Germont, Alfredo’s disapproving father, in a revival of Willy Decker’s staging conducted by San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti.
Saturday 25 March, 4.55
James Levine conducts a rare Met revival of Mozart’s Idomeneo, set in the aftermath of the Trojan War. Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s classic production, which has its first Met revival in over a decade this season, stars Matthew Polenzani in the title role. The cast also includes Elza van den Heever, Nadine Sierra, Alice Coote and Alan Opie.
Saturday 22 April, 5.55
Anna Netrebko reprises one of her most acclaimed roles as Tatiana, the naive heroine of Tchaikovsky’s opera adapted from Pushkin’s novel. Dmitri Hvorostovsky stars as the title character, who rejects Tatiana’s love until it’s too late. Robin Ticciati, Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera, conducts the revival of Deborah Warner’s staging. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Onegin’s friend turned rival Lenski, with Elena Maximova as Tatiana’s sister Olga, and Štefan Kocán as Prince Gremin.
Saturday 13 May, 5.30
The Met’s first new production since 1969 of Strauss’s rich romantic masterpiece is conducted by Music Director James Levine and directed by Robert Carsen, whose most recent Met production was the hit 2013 staging of Falstaff. Renée Fleming sings one of her signature roles as the Marschallin, opposite Elīna Garanča in her first North American performances as the impulsive young title character.