The Metropolitan Opera in New York has been the vibrant home for the world's most creative operatic artists since 1883. Known as one of the great music venues in the world, its work is renowned for being both ground-breaking and classic.
The Met: Live in HD has showcased incredible operas to more than 2000 cinemas across six continents every year.
The 2023–24 season in cinemas reflects how opera is changing at the Met, balancing timeless classics with accessible new work that is advancing the art form and attracting younger and more diverse audiences.
Adults $28 | Seniors $23
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Daniel Catán’s spellbinding masterpiece, only the third Spanish-language opera to be presented at the Met. Inspired by the magical realism of Gabriel García Márquez, it tells the story of a Brazilian opera diva who returns to her homeland to perform at the legendary opera house of Manaus—and to search for her lost lover, who has vanished into the jungle.
Verdi’s epic drama about the fall of ancient Jerusalem at the hands of the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar II is brought to life in this classic Met staging of biblical proportions. The grand, larger-than life spectacle promises to draw opera lovers and newcomers alike for this dramatic retelling of biblical history.
The fiery depiction of a woman who craves love but stirs obsession and jealousy along the way is one of the most popular operas of all the time. Carmen attracts opera lovers and newcomers alike for familiar, sweeping melodies that are as irresistible as the title character herself, who has also become a defining female cultural figure.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Mariusz Treliński’s new staging, which sets the grand tale of ill-fated love, deadly vendettas, and family strife in a contemporary world and makes extensive use of the Met’s turntable to represent the unstoppable advance of destiny that drives the opera’s chain of calamitous events. The staging not only marks the company’s first new production of the work in nearly 30 years but also the first time that Live in HD audiences can experience Verdi’s gripping tragedy.
Based on the timeless play by William Shakespeare, Gounod’s sumptuous operatic adaptation traces the universally known tragic story of two star-crossed lovers from feuding families. A pair of artists at the peak of their vocal powers, soprano Nadine Sierra and tenor Benjamin Bernheim headline in the title roles, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium to conduct one of the repertoire’s most romantic scores.
Puccini’s bittersweet love story, which follows an elegant woman from high society and an idealistic young man who offers her an alternative to her life of excess, stars soprano Angel Blue as the French courtesan Magda, opposite tenor Jonathan Tetelman in his highly anticipated company debut as Ruggero. The rarely performed opera returns to the Met for the first time in more than a decade in Nicolas Joël’s Art Deco–inspired staging, which transports audiences from the heart of Parisian nightlife to a dreamy vision of 1920s French Riviera.
The Live in HD season concludes with Madama Butterfly. Puccini’s devastating opera of unrequited love between a young Japanese girl and an American naval officer is one of the world’s most popular (and tragic) operas. The Met’s beloved production by Academy Award–winning film director Anthony Minghella returns, using traditional Bunraku puppetry and Japanese theatrical techniques to beautifully tell the story, which is set in the port city of Nagasaki at the turn of the 20th century.
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