The Met: Live in HD 2012–13

« Main Series Listings

Admission

  • $25 General Public
  • $23 Seniors, Students & Children
  • $21 Film Society & Met Members
Films & Showtimes »

The Metropolitan Opera's Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series Met Opera: Live in HD is back for the 2012 – 2013 season! Experience the Met live from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House at the Walter Reade Theater—specially equipped with high definition screens and surround sound!

A special presentation by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in collaboration with the Metropolitan Opera, Met Opera: Live in HD is made possible by a generous grant from the Neubauer Family Foundation.

Please note: Programs and casting subject to change. Running times are approximate.

Past Films

Adès’s The Tempest

Adès’s The Tempest

Robert Lepage | 2012 | 180 mins

Composer Thomas Adès conducts the Metropolitan Opera premiere of his own work, with baritone Simon Keenlyside starring as Prospero. Director Robert Lepage recreates the interior of 18th-century La Scala in this inventive staging.

Read more »
Berlioz’s Les Troyens

Berlioz’s Les Troyens

| 330 mins

The Met offers a rare opportunity to witness Berlioz’s vast epic, last performed at the Met in 2003. Deborah Voigt, Susan Graham, Marcello Giordani, and Dwayne Croft lead the starry cast, portraying characters from the Trojan War. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi marshals the large-scale musical forces. Please note: Tenor Marcello Giordani has decided to withdraw from the remaining performances of Berlioz’s Les Troyens, permanently retiring the role of Aeneas from his repertory. In his place, American tenor Bryan Hymel will make his Met debut singing the role.

Read more »

Saturday, January 05

12:00pm

Tuesday, January 08

12:00pm
Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore

Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore

Bartlett Sher | 2012

Please note: The October 13th Live transmission is part of the 50th New York Film Festival. It is subject to festival ticket prices, purchase options and on sale dates.

Anna Netrebko and Matthew Polenzani star in Bartlett Sher's new production of one of the greatest comic gems in opera, as the fickle Adina and her besotted Nemorino. Mariusz Kwiecien is the blustery sergeant Belcore and Ambrogio Maestri is Dulcamara, the loveable quack and dispenser of the elixir. Maurizio Benini conducts.

Read more »
Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda

Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda

David McVicar | 2012

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, one of the world’s most exciting singers, takes on the virtuosic bel canto role of the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots. Director David McVicar turns to the second opera of Donizetti’s Tudor trilogy, which explores regal characters at fateful moments of their lives. Elza van den Heever sings Elizabeth I, and Maurizio Benini conducts.

Read more »

Saturday, January 19

12:55pm
Handel’s Giulio Cesare

Handel’s Giulio Cesare

David McVicar | 2012

The opera that conquered London in Handel’s time comes to the Met in David McVicar’s lively production. The world’s leading countertenor, David Daniels, sings the title role opposite Natalie Dessay as an irresistibly exotic Cleopatra. Baroque specialist Harry Bicket conducts.

Read more »

Saturday, April 27

12:00pm

Tuesday, April 30

1:00pm
Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito

Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito

The virtuosic Elīna Garanča sings Sesto in Mozart’s drama set in ancient Rome. Giuseppe Filianoti is the noble Tito and Barbara Frittoli is Vitellia, in this handsome revival of one of the composer’s final masterpieces. Harry Bicket conducts.

Read more »
Verdi’s Aida

Verdi’s Aida

The Met's unforgettable production of Verdi's ancient Egyptian drama stars Liudmyla Monastyrska as the enslaved Ethiopian princess caught in a love triangle with the heroic Radamès, played by Roberto Alagna, and the proud Egyptian princess Amneris, sung by Olga Borodina. Fabio Luisi conducts.

Read more »

Saturday, December 15

12:55pm

Tuesday, December 18

1:00pm
Verdi’s Rigoletto

Verdi’s Rigoletto

Michael Mayer | 2012

Director Michael Mayer has placed his new production of Verdi’s towering tragedy in Las Vegas in 1960. In this production, inspired by the antics of the Rat Pack, Piotr Beczala is the womanizing Duke of Mantua, Željko Lucic is his tragic sidekick, Rigoletto, and Diana Damrau is Rigoletto's daughter, Gilda.

Read more »

Saturday, February 16

12:55pm

Tuesday, February 19

2:00pm
Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera

Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera

David Alden | 2012

Director David Alden’s dreamlike setting provides a compelling backdrop for this dramatic story of jealousy and vengeance. Marcelo Álvarez stars as the conflicted king; Sondra Radvanovsky is Amelia, the object of his secret passion; and Dmitri Hvorostovsky is her suspicious husband. Kathleen Kim is the page Oscar, and Stephanie Blythe sings the role of the fortune-teller Ulrica. Fabio Luisi conducts.

Read more »

Saturday, December 08

12:55pm

Tuesday, December 11

1:00pm
Wagner’s Parsifal

Wagner’s Parsifal

François Girard | 2012

Jonas Kaufmann stars in the title role of the innocent who finds wisdom in François Girard's new vision for Wagner's final masterpiece. His fellow Wagnerian luminaries include Katarina Dalayman as the mysterious Kundry, Peter Mattei as the ailing Amfortas, Evgeny Nikitin as the wicked Klingsor, and René Pape as the noble knight Gurnemanz. Daniele Gatti conducts

Read more »

Tuesday, March 12

12:00pm
Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini

Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini

Zandonai's compelling opera, inspired by an episode from Dante's Inferno, returns in the Met's ravishingly beautiful production, last seen in 1986. Dramatic soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek and tenor Marcello Giordani are the doomed lovers. Marco Armiliato conducts.

Read more »

Saturday, March 16

12:00pm

Tuesday, March 19

1:00pm
Thank You to Our Sponsors