Videos

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Named New Music Director

The Met announced on June 2 that Yannick Nézet-Séguin will be the company’s next Music Director. Watch a video conference to hear from the maestro himself, with General Manager Peter Gelb and other members of the Met company.

Rusalka: Prelude (Yannick Nézet-Séguin)

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the prelude to Dvorák's "Rusalka" with the Met Orchestra. Clip taken from the 2014 Live in HD transmission.

Robert Lepage on His New Production of L'Amour de Loin

Watch a preview of Robert Lepage's Met premiere production of Kaija Saariaho's “L'Amour de Loin," starring Susanna Phillips and Eric Owens and conducted by Susanna Mälkki. Opens December 1, 2016.

2016 HD Summer Encores

Four popular productions from the Met's Live in HD series of performance transmissions return to theaters this summer, beginning June 22. Watch the trailer!

Robert Carsen on His New Production of Der Rosenkavalier

Watch a preview of Robert Carsen's new production of Strauss's “Der Rosenkavalier," starring Renée Fleming and Elina Garanca and conducted by Sebastian Weigle. Opens April 13, 2017.

Die Entführung aus dem Serail: Martern aller Arten (Shagimuratova)

Albina Shagimuratova sings an excerpt from Konstanze's aria from Act II of Mozart's "Die Entführung aus dem Serail." Production: John Dexter. Conductor: James Levine. 2015–16 season.

Elektra: "Vater! Agamemnon!" (Nina Stemme)

Nina Stemme sings an excerpt from Elektra's monologue from Richard Strauss's "Elektra." Production: Patrice Chéreau. Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen. 2015–16 season.

Elektra: Confrontation Scene (Nina Stemme)

Nina Stemme (Elektra) sings an excerpt from the Confrontation Scene from Richard Strauss's "Elektra." Production: Patrice Chéreau. Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen. 2015–16 season.

Elektra: Recognition Scene (Nina Stemme)

Nina Stemme (Elektra) sings an excerpt from the Recognition Scene from Richard Strauss's "Elektra" (with Eric Owens, Orest). Production: Patrice Chéreau. Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen. 2015–16 season.

Elektra: Trailer

Nina Stemme takes on the title role of Strauss's powerful drama, in Patrice Chéreau's acclaimed new production. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts, and Waltraud Meier, Adrianne Pieczonka, and Eric Owens co-star. 2015–16 season.

Gallery Met Shorts: Roberto Devereux

Set to music from the third of Donizetti's three Tudor queen operas, the most recent Gallery Met Short is by artist Genieve Figgis. She took Roberto Devereux as the jumping-off point for a whimsical animated video exploration of Queen Elizabeth I.

Elektra: Orchestra Rehearsal

Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen rehearses the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in Richard Strauss's Elektra, which opens April 14 in Patrice Chéreau's new production.

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