The Met: Live In HD In Local Theaters
The Metropolitan Opera's Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series The Met: Live in HD continues for its sixth season, featuring 12 live transmissions. Don't miss the chance to experience the Met live at these local theaters!
Use the links below to find out more information for each regular and encore broadcast.
St. Johnsbury, VT
South Burlington, VT
The Metropolitan Opera Live HD Schedule for 2012/2013
October 13, 2012, 12:55 pm ET - Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore-New Production
Encore: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 6:30 pm local time
Anna Netrebko and Matthew Polenzani star in Bartlett Sher's new production of one of the greatest comic gems in opera, as the fickle Adina and her besotted Nemorino. Mariusz Kwiecien is the blustery sergeant Belcore and Ambrogio Maestri is Dulcamara, the loveable quack and dispenser of the elixir. Maurizio Benini conducts.
Approximate runtime: 3:02 Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera
October 27, 2012, 12:55 pm ET - Verdi's Otello
Encore: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 6:30 pm local time
Verdi's Shakespearean masterpiece returns to the Met with Johan Botha in the title role opposite the acclaimed Desdemona of star soprano Renée Fleming. Semyon Bychkov conducts.
Approximate runtime: 3:27 Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera
November 10, 2012, 12:55 pm - Adès's The Tempest-Met Premiere
Encore: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 6:30 pm local time
Composer Thomas Adès conducts the Metropolitan Opera premiere of his own work, with baritone Simon Keenlyside starring as Prospero. Director Robert Lepage recreates the interior of 18th-century La Scala in this inventive staging.
Approximate runtime: 3:00 Photo: Anne Deniau/Metropolitan Opera
December 1, 2012, 12:55 pm ET -Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito
Encore: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 6:30 pm local time
The virtuosic Elīna Garanča sings Sesto in Mozart's drama set in ancient Rome. Giuseppe Filianoti is the noble Tito and Barbara Frittoli is Vitellia, in this handsome revival of one of the composer's final masterpieces. Harry Bicket conducts.
Appoximate runtime: 3:13 Photo: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera (c) 2005
December 8, 2012, 12:55 pm ET - Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera-New ProductionEncore: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 6:30 pm local time
Director David Alden's dreamlike setting provides a compelling backdrop for this dramatic story of jealousy and vengeance. Marcelo Álvarez stars as the conflicted king; Sondra Radvanovsky is Amelia, the object of his secret passion; and Dmitri Hvorostovsky is her suspicious husband. Kathleen Kim is the page Oscar, and Stephanie Blythe sings the role of the fortune-teller Ulrica. Fabio Luisi conducts.
Approximate runtime: 3:54 Photo: Brigitte Lacombe/Metropolitan Opera
December 15, 2012, 12:55 pm ET - Verdi's Aida
Encore: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 6:30
pm local time
The Met's unforgettable production of Verdi's ancient Egyptian drama stars Liudmyla Monastyrska as the enslaved Ethiopian princess caught in a love triangle with the heroic Radamès, played by Roberto Alagna, and the proud Egyptian princess Amneris, sung by Olga Borodina. Fabio Luisi conducts.
Approximate runtime: 3:54 Photo: Metropolitan Opera/Ken Howard
January 5, 2013, 12:00 pm ET - Berlioz's Les Troyens
Encore: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 6:30 pm local time
The Met offers a rare opportunity to witness Berlioz's vast epic, last performed at the house in 2003. Deborah Voigt, Susan Graham, Marcello Giordani, and Dwayne Croft lead the starry cast, portraying characters from the Trojan War. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi marshals the large-scale musical forces.
Approximate runtime: 5:30 Photo: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera
January 19, 2013, 12:55 pm ET -Donizetti's Maria Stuarda-Met Premiere
Encore: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 6:30 pm local time
Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, one of the world's most exciting singers, takes on the virtuosic bel canto role of the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots. Director David McVicar turns to the second opera of Donizetti's Tudor trilogy, which explores regal characters at fateful moments of their lives. Elza van den Heever sings Elizabeth I, and Maurizio Benini conducts.
Approximate runtime: 3:15 Photo: Brigitte Lacombe/Metropolitan Opera
February 16, 2013, 12:55 pm ET - Verdi's Rigoletto- New ProductionEncore: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 6:30 pm local time
Director Michael Mayer has placed his new production of Verdi's towering tragedy in Las Vegas in 1960. Piotr Beczala is the womanizing Duke, Željko Lucic is his tragic sidekick, Rigoletto, and Diana Damrau is Rigoletto's daughter, Gilda.
Approximate runtime: 3:31 Photo: Nick Heavican/Metropolitan Opera
March 2, 2013, 12:00 pm ET - Wagner's Parsifal-New Production
Encore: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 6:30 pm local time
Jonas Kaufmann stars in the title role of the innocent who finds wisdom in François Girard's new vision for Wagner's final masterpiece. His fellow Wagnerian luminaries include Katarina Dalayman as the mysterious Kundry, Peter Mattei as the ailing Amfortas, Evgeny Nikitin as the wicked Klingsor, and René Pape as the noble knight Gurnemanz. Daniele Gatti conducts.
Approximate runtime: 5:40 Photo: Micaela Rossato/Metropolitan Opera
March 16, 2013, 12:00 pm ET - Zandonai's Francesca da RiminiEncore: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 6:30 pm local time
Zandonai's compelling opera, inspired by an episode from Dante's Inferno, returns in the Met's ravishingly beautiful production, last seen in 1986. Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek and tenor Marcello Giordani are the doomed lovers. Marco Armiliato conducts.
Approximate runtime: 3:57 Photo: Winnie Klotz/ Metropolitan Opera
April 27, 2013, 12:00 pm - Handel's Giulio Cesare-New Production
Encore: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 6:30 pm local time
The opera that conquered London in Handel's time comes to the Met in David McVicar's lively production. The world's leading countertenor, David Daniels, sings the title role opposite Natalie Dessay as Cleopatra. Baroque specialist Harry Bicket conducts.
Approximate runtime: 4:31 Photo: Metropolitan Opera/Nick Heavican