Join Film Streams as we screen ten beautiful operas from none other than the American epicenter of the art form, the Metropolitan Opera. This season’s Met: Live in HD Series features a wide range of modern and classical masterpieces from acclaimed composers such as Jake Heggie, Anthony Davis, Georges Bizet, Giacomo Puccini, and more.
Looking for a family-friendly opera?
Mozart’s abridged version of The Magic Flute has a run-time of less than two hours, and its visual splendor, paired with its lively and beautiful score, makes it a perfect opportunity for younger audiences to engage.
Dead Man Walking (Heggie) - Oct 21 & 25
American composer Jake Heggie’s masterpiece, the most widely performed new opera of the last 20 years, has its highly anticipated Met premiere in a haunting new production by Ivo van Hove. Based on Sister Helen Prejean’s memoir about her fight for the soul of a condemned murderer, Dead Man Walking matches the high drama of its subject with Heggie’s beautiful and poignant music and a brilliant libretto by Terrence McNally.
X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X (Davis) - Nov 18 & 22
Tony®-nominated director Robert O’Hara presents a new staging of the 1986 premiere, envisioning Malcolm as an Everyman and transcending time as it brings the revolutionary civil rights leader’s story to life.
The Magic Flute Encore (Mozart) - Dec 2 & 6
The Met’s family-friendly production of Mozart’s dazzling fairy tale returns. The Magic Flute follows the adventures of Prince Tamino and Papageno on their
search for the Queen of the Night’s daughter, Pamina. To help conquer the trials and tribulations faced on their quest, the duo are given magical musical instruments, including a magic flute.
Florencia en el Amazonas (Catan) - Dec 9 & 13
Daniel Catán’s opera, inspired by Gabriel García Márquez’s magical realism, follows a Brazilian diva’s quest. Returning to her homeland to perform and search for her lost lover in the Amazon’s depths, she encounters a captivating journey.
Nabucco (Verdi) - Jan 6 & 10
Ancient Babylon comes to life in a classic staging of biblical proportions! Nabucco follows the plight of the Jews as they are exiled from their homeland by the eponymous Babylonian King.
Carmen (Bizet) - Jan 27 & 31
One of the most popular operas ever written, Carmen tells the story of a hopeless soldier, Don José, who is seduced by Carmen, a fiery woman with an appetite for smuggling. Abandoning his childhood sweetheart and turning his back on his military career, the opera follows José in his pursuit of Carmen’s attention.
La Forza del Destino (Verdi) - Mar 9 & 13
As Shakespeare and the Greek dramatists have taught us, man is not always in control of his destiny. In this particular tragedy, it is “The Power of Destiny”
(“La Forza del Destino”) that contrives at every turn to frustrate the happiness of Leonora and Alvaro.
Roméo et Juliette (Gounod) - Mar 23 & 27
Experience Shakespearean storytelling like never before! This classic tragedy tells the story of two Italian youths from feuding families who are meant to be sworn enemies but fall deeply in love.
La Rondine (Puccini) - Apr 20 & 24
La Rondine (“The Swallow”) provides an intoxicating look at Paris and the south of France as Magda de Civry, a courtesan who has always dreamed of romance,
meets the handsome and idealistic Ruggero. Has Magda finally found the love that she’s been searching for?
Madama Butterfly (Puccini) - May 11 & 15
Puccini’s enduring opera follows the tragic tale of Cio Cio San, a young Japanese girl who falls in love with American naval officer Pinkerton, with devastating