Metropolitan Opera to Offer Up ‘Nightly Met Opera Streams’
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic museums have more than stepped up to do their part. That includes museums offering virtual tours, and now, it also includes the Metropolitan Opera, too.
On Friday, the Met Opera announced it will stream encore performances of some of its most famed shows to the public starting on Monday, March 16 — and it will all be completely free.
The “Nightly Met Opera Streams” will begin at 7:30 p.m. each night on the Met’s homepage and will remain available for 20 hours. The performance will also be available on the Met Opera’s on demand apps.
“We’d like to provide some grand opera solace to opera lovers in these extraordinarily difficult times,” said Met General Manager Peter Gelb in a press release. “Every night, we’ll be offering a different complete operatic gem from our collection of HD presentations from the past 14 years.”
The first week of the schedule is as follows:
Conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, starring Diana Damrau, Juan Diego Flórez, and Quinn Kelsey. Transmitted live on December 15, 2018.
Conducted by Marco Armiliato, starring Natalie Dessay and Juan Diego Flórez. Transmitted live on April 26, 2008.
Saturday, March 21 – Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor”
Conducted by Marco Armiliato, starring Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczała, and Mariusz Kwiecien. Transmitted live on February 7, 2009.
Conducted by Valery Gergiev, starring Renée Fleming, Ramón Vargas, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Transmitted live on February 24, 2007.