Special Events

MET OPERA LIVE: DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES

| 1953 | 3 hrs. 29 min. | |

Saturday May 11, 2019, 12:00pm (Film Center)

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Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads an accomplished ensemble in Poulenc’s devastating modern masterpiece of faith and martyrdom. Isabel Leonard is the young Blanche de La Force, opposite Met legend Karita Mattila as the First Prioress

MET OPERA LIVE: LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT

| 1839 | 2 hrs. 55 mins. | |

Saturday March 02, 2019, 12:55pm (Film Center)

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Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena team up for a feast of vocal fireworks on the Met stage. Maurizio Muraro is Sergeant Sulplice, with Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts. La Fille du Régiment is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; the Royal Opera House,…

WATER LILIES OF MONET: THE MAGIC OF WATER AND LIGHT

| 2018 | 80 mins. | | , ,

Wednesday May 22, 2019, 7:30 pm

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Voyage through the masterpieces and obsessions of the genius and founder of Impressionism, Claude Monet. An art-world disruptor at the turn of the 20th century whose obsession with capturing light and water broke all convention, Monet revolutionized Modern Art with his timeless masterpieces. An in-depth, exclusive tour led by Monet scholars of…

KLIMT & SCHIELE: EROS AND PSYCHE

| 2018 | 90 mins. | | , ,

Wednesday April 17, 2019, 7:30 pm

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Eros and Psyche, recounts the start of the Vienna Secession, a magical art movement formed in the late 1890’s for art, literature and music, in which new ideas are circulated, Freud discovers the drives of the psyche, and women begin to claim their independence. It was a movement that marked a new era…

MET OPERA LIVE: DIE WALKÜRE

| 1870 | 4 hrs. 55 min. | |

Saturday March 30, 2019, 12:00pm (Film Center)

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The second installment of Wagner’s Ring cycle, Die Walküre, stars heroic soprano Christine Goerke as the warrior goddess Brünnhilde, whose encounter with the mortal twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, sung by Stuart Skelton and Eva-Maria Westbroek, leads her on a journey from Valhalla to earthbound humanity. Philippe Jordan conducts.

CARAVAGGIO: THE SOUL AND THE BLOOD

| 2018 | 90 Mins. | | , ,

Wednesday March 13, 2019, 7:30 pm

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Take an immersive journey through the life, works and struggles of the Italian master Michelangelo Merisi di Caravaggio.  Roberto Longhi, a Caravaggio expert, explores in the artist’s masterpieces the echo of personal experiences and the expression of the human state, both physical and emotional. These evocative moments — thanks to the use…

BOLSHOI BALLET: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

| 2019 | 170 mins. | | , ,

Sunday March 10, 2019, 12:30 pm

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On her sixteenth birthday, Princess Aurora falls under the curse of the Evil Fairy Carabosse and into a deep slumber lasting one hundred years. Only the kiss of a prince can break the spell. A resplendent fairytale ballet, The Sleeping Beauty features scores of magical characters including fairies, the Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, and…

VAN GOGH: OF WHEAT FIELDS AND CLOUDED SKIES

| 2018 | 90 mins. | | , ,

Wednesday February 13, 2019, 7:30 pm

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Take a fresh look at Van Gogh through the legacy of the greatest private collector of the Dutch artist’s work: Helene Kröller-Müller (1869-1939), one of the first to recognize the genius of Van Gogh. In the early 20th century, Kröller-Müller amassed nearly 300 of Van Gogh’s paintings and drawings now housed at her namesake…

MET OPERA LIVE: CARMEN

| 1875 | 3 hrs. 41 min. | |

Saturday February 02, 2019, 12:55pm (Film Center)

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Clémentine Margaine is opera’s ultimate seductress, opposite Roberto Alagna, who captivated Live in HD audiences as Don José in 2010. Louis Langrée conducts Sir Richard Eyre’s lively production, a favorite in the Met’s repertoire. Don’t miss Arias and Incidental Music from Carmen performed in the lobby by mezzo-soprano, Martha Hudson and pianist,…

DIRT – PERFORMANCE AND Q&A WITH JOHN MORELLO (FREE ADMISSION)

| 2019 | 90 mins | | ,
A One Man Show by John Morello

Thursday January 31, 2019, 7:30 PM

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Co-sponsored by CONNECT to End Violence, a program of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, the MV Regional High School, and the Youth Task Force. Dirt is a one-man show that explores the challenges and decisions that young people face every day. Dirt gets to the heart of issues related to drugs, bullying, and…

THE PETER LUCE PLAY READERS PRESENT: GLASS MENDACITY (FREE ADMISSION)

| 2019 | 90 mins | | ,
Directed by John Brannen

Saturday January 26, 2019, 4:00 PM

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Presented in a staged reading by The Peter H. Luce Play Readers, The Glass Mendacity is an irreverent puree made from three combined and corrupted Tennessee Williams plays: The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Characters and relationships are amplified and shuffled. This farcical romp takes place in Belle…

AVIAN IMPROV – FREE ADMISSION

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SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY LANNY McDOWELL AND DAVID STANWOOD


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Lanny McDowell has been a fan of David Stanwood’s piano playing as long as David has been a fan of Lanny’s artwork, over twenty years. Recently, the two friends have developed a collaborative program which combines the art forms of piano improvisation and bird photography, which they call “Avian Improv”.  Coinciding with…

MET OPERA LIVE: ADRIANA LECOUVREUR

| 1902 | 3 hrs. 25 min. | |


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For the first time at the Met, Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the great 18th-century actress in love with the military hero Maurizio, sung by Piotr Beczała. Gianandrea Noseda conducts Cilea’s tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar, with the action partially set in a working replica of a…

THE MET: LIVE IN HD 2018/19 MINI SEASON PASS (any 5 performances)

| 2018-19 | |


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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…

THE MET Encore: THE MAGIC FLUTE (die zauberflöte)

| 2018 | 120 minutes | |
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


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The Magic Flute (German: Die Zauberflöte), K. 620, is an opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. Separately, then together, Tamino and Pamina undergo severe trials of initiation, which end in triumph, with the Queen and her cohorts vanquished.  Tony Award winner Julie Taymor’s…

BOLSHOI BALLET: THE NUTCRACKER

| 2018 | 140 mins. | | , ,


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On Christmas Eve, Marie’s Nutcracker doll magically transforms into a prince and together their wonderful adventure begins. The Nutcracker invites audiences of all ages on a magical journey, through a world of enchantment, complete with dancing snowflakes and dolls that have come to life, accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beloved score. The timeless holiday classic returns to the Bolshoi stage…