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From its opening in 1883, the Metropolitan Opera has been one of the world’s leading opera companies. Today, the Met continues to present high-quality performances with many of the world’s most renowned artists, a superior company of orchestral and choral musicians, a large repertory of works, and the resources to make performances available to the public. Each season the Metropolitan stages more than 200 opera performances in New York which more than 800,000 people attend. Millions more, throughout the world, experience the Metropolitan Opera on television, through cinemacasts, radio, on tour and recordings.
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Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress
June 11, 2022
Season Finale: Susanna Mälkki returns to lead Stravinsky’s neoclassical dark comedy.
June 4, 2022
When Brett Dean’s Hamlet had its world premiere in 2017, The Guardian declared, “New opera doesn’t often get to sound this good … Shakespeare offers a gauntlet to composers that shouldn’t always be picked up, but Dean’s Hamlet rises to the challenge.”
May 28, 2022
Philip Glass’ mesmerizing modern masterpiece returns. Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo reprises his celebrated turn as the revolutionary pharaoh Akhnaten.
Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor
May 21, 2022
Virtuosic soprano Nadine Sierra takes on one of the repertory’s most formidable and storied roles, the haunted heroine of Lucia di Lammermoor.
Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
May 14, 2022
Wagner’s sublime comedy takes the Met stage for the first time in seven years.
May 7, 2022
Thrilling soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska plays the title role of the legendary cold-hearted princess. Yonghoon Lee appears as the bold prince determined to win Turandot’s love, alongside soprano Ermonela Jaho as the devoted servant Liù and bass Ferruccio Furlanetto as the blind king Timur.
Puccini’s ‘Madama Butterfly’
April 30, 2022
Soprano Eleonora Buratto takes on the touchstone title role of Puccini's tragic geisha. Tenor Brian Jagde is the callous American naval officer who betrays her.
The Gershwins’ ‘Porgy and Bess’
April 23, 2022
Smashing box office records when it premiered during the 2019–20 season, the Met’s landmark staging of this American classic returns, and bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue reunite as the title couple.
R. Strauss’ ‘Elektra’
April 16, 2022
Soprano Nina Stemme brought down the house when she headlined the premiere of visionary director Patrice Chéreau’s 2016 staging of Elektra. Now she returns to Strauss’ unhinged heroine.
Mozart’s ‘Le nozze di Figaro’
April 9, 2022
Daniele Rustioni takes the podium to lead Mozart’s breathless and breathtaking comedy.
Tchaikovsky’s ‘Eugene Onegin’
April 2, 2022
James Gaffigan conducts Igor Golovatenko in the title role. Ailyn Pérez (Tatiana), Piotr Beczała (Lenski), Varduhi Abrahamyan (Olga), and Ain Anger (Prince Gremin) also star.
Verdi’s Don Carlos
March 26, 2022
In the network broadcast premiere of the opera’s French-language version, Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts an all-star cast: Matthew Polenzani (Don Carlos), Sonya Yoncheva (Élisabeth de Valois), Eric Owens (Philippe II), and Jamie Barton (La Princesse Eboli).
March 19, 2022
Baroque music specialist Harry Bicket conducts this performance which features Elza van den Heever in the title role, in a cast also including Iestyn Davies (Bertarido), Paul Appleby (Grimoaldo), and Jamie Barton (Eduige).
R. Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos
March 12, 2022
Marek Janowski conducts Lise Davidsen (Ariadne), Brandon Jovanovich (Bacchus), and Isabel Leonard (Composer) in a performance of Richard Strauss’ inventive, scintillating opera.
Listeners’ Choice: Donizetti’s ‘La Fille Du Régiment’
March 5, 2022
The Met revisits this January 1973 performance conducted by Richard Bonynge and featuring Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Regina Resnik, and Fernando Corena.
Celebrating Black History Month: Groundbreaking Artists on the Air
February 26, 2022
Broadcast highlights from some of the Met’s most revered African American stars
Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov
February 19, 2022
Bass René Pape, the world’s reigning Boris, reprises his overwhelming portrayal of the tortured tsar caught between grasping ambition and crippling paranoia.