The Merry Widow: Act II Finale

Renée Fleming, Kelli O'Hara, and ensemble perform an excerpt from the Act II finale of Lehár's "The Merry Widow." Production: Susan Stroman. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis. 2014–15 season.

The 2016–17 Season: TV Spot

The Met's 2016–17 season opens September 26 with a new production of Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde." Ailyn Pérez (featured) stars in "La Bohème," opening on September 28.

The Met’s Chandeliers Rise Again

Following a mechanical rejuvenation of the machinery responsible for raising and lowering the Met’s Lobmeyr crystal chandeliers, the iconic light fixtures will once again rise elegantly to the ceiling to signal the beginning of each performance.

The 2016–17 Live in HD Season

Watch our new trailer for the 2016–17 season of Live in HD movie-theater broadcasts. The series includes ten transmission, five of them new productions.

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.

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