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Nixon in China: News Aria (James Maddalena)
Excerpt from Nixon's Act 1 aria from John Adams's "Nixon in China." James Maddalena (Nixon). Conductor: John Adams. Production: Peter Sellars (2011). Clip taken from the 2011 Live in HD transmission.
The Met Chorus in Rehearsal
In preparation for the start of the 2017–18 season, the Met Chorus and Chorus Master Donald Palumbo rehearse music from Offenbach’s “Les Contes d’Hoffmann,” Thomas Adès’s “The Exterminating Angel,” and Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte.”
The 2017–18 Live in HD Season
Watch our new trailer for the 2017–18 season of Live in HD cinema transmissions. The series includes ten operas, five of them in new productions.
Don't miss Sondra Radvanovsky in Norma
Sir David McVicar’s new production of “Norma” opens September 25, 2017. Video by Paola Kudacki / Metropolitan Opera.
Don't miss Joyce DiDonato in Cendrillon
Laurent Pelly’s new production of “Cendrillon” opens April 12, 2018. Video by Paola Kudacki / Metropolitan Opera.
Don't miss Kelli O'Hara and Christopher Maltman in Così fan tutte
Phelim McDermott’s new production of “Così fan tutte” opens March 15, 2018. Video by Paola Kudacki / Metropolitan Opera.
Joyce DiDonato on the Met's new production of Cendrillon
Watch a preview of Laurent Pelly's new production of Massenet's “Cendrillon," starring Joyce DiDonato. Opens April 12, 2018.
Thomas Adès and Tom Cairns on The Exterminating Angel
Composer and conductor Thomas Adès and librettist and director Tom Cairns discuss their new opera “The Exterminating Angel,” which opens at the Met on October 26, 2017.
Esa-Pekka Salonen Rehearses with the Met Orchestra
The maestro and the orchestra will perform a three-concert series at Carnegie Hall, featuring Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, heard here in an excerpt from the fourth movement.
50th Anniversary Gala: “Pour mon âme!”
Javier Camarena sings “Pour mon âme!” from Donizetti’s “La Fille du Régiment” in the Met’s 50th Anniversary Gala. Conductor: Marco Armiliato. May 7, 2017.
50th Anniversary Gala: “Cortigiani, vil razza dannata”
In a surprise appearance, Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings “Cortigiani, vil razza dannata” from Verdi’s “Rigoletto” in the Met’s 50th Anniversary Gala. Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin. May 7, 2017.
50th Anniversary Gala: “Bel raggio lusinghier”
Joyce DiDonato sings “Bel raggio lusinghier” from Rossini’s “Semiramide” in the Met’s 50th Anniversary Gala. Conductor: James Levine. May 7, 2017.