MET OPERA LIVE — 2018/19 season
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Mini-passes and individual Opera Performance tickets will not be on sale until September.
The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts, will begin its 13th season on October 6, with the Met’s grand production of Verdi’s Aida, starring one of the world’s most acclaimed sopranos, Anna Netrebko. The company also announced that Yannick Nézet-Séguin will become the Met’s Music Director for the start of the 2018–19 season, accelerating his arrival in the post by two seasons.
The 2018–19 Live in HD season features ten transmissions, including four new productions: Saint-Saëns’s Samson et Dalila, directed by Darko Tresnjak and conducted by Sir Mark Elder with Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna in the title roles; the U.S. premiere production of Nico Muhly’s Marnie, based on Winston Graham’s suspenseful thriller, directed by Michael Mayer with Isabel Leonard as the title character; Mayer’s new staging of Verdi’s La Traviata, conducted by incoming Met Music Director Yannick NézetSéguin and starring Diana Damrau, Juan Diego Flórez, and Quinn Kelsey; and Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur, starring Anna Netrebko in the title role, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda in Sir David McVicar’s new staging. In addition to Aida and the four new productions, Live in HD audiences will have the chance to see Poulenc’s 20th-century masterpiece Dialogues des Carmélites for the first time in cinemas, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, along with classic revivals of Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West, with Eva-Maria Westbroek as Minnie and Jonas Kaufmann as Dick Johnson; Richard Eyre’s acclaimed production of Bizet’s Carmen, starring Clémentine Margaine as the alluring gypsy, opposite Roberto Alagna as Don José; Laurent Pelly’s whimsical reimagining of Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment, with Javier Camarena and Pretty Yende as Tonio and Marie; and the most popular of Wagner’s four epic Ring operas, Die Walküre, with Christine Goerke as Brünnhilde.
The Met: Live in HD is the largest provider of alternative cinema content in the world, with more than 24 million tickets sold since the inception of the series in 2006. The series brings live Met performances to more than 2,200 movie theaters and performing arts centers in more than 70 countries.
Season at a Glance: The Met: Live in HD 2018–19
The Live in HD season will begin on Saturday, October 6 at 12:55 PM with Aida. Future transmissions are as follows: Samson et Dalila (October 20 at 12:55PM); La Fanciulla del West (October 27 at 12:55PM); Marnie (November 10 at 12:55PM); La Traviata (December 15 at 12:55PM); Adriana Lecouvreur (January 12 at 12:55PM); Carmen (February 2 at 12:55PM); La Fille du Régiment (March 2 at 12:55PM); Die Walküre (March 3 30 at 12PM); and Dialogues des Carmélites (May 11 at 12PM).
All ten operas will be Saturday matinee performances, transmitted live from the Met stage. All start times are Eastern Time. Please check local listings for rebroadcast dates and times.
PLEASE NOTE: When purchasing a pass, we will email you to ask which operas you would like to attend with your pass. And then we will send you individual tickets to all of those operas, 10 or less. There is only one date listed, October 6th, because our ticketing system can only list one date at a time. We are loading all of the Operas and ticketing information into our website and should announce the selection process by late August/early September. If you purchase a season or min-pass, you will be contacted by email then.