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2014–15 Live in HD Schedule


The new season of the Met's Emmy and Peabody Award-winning performance transmissions to movie theaters around the world features ten presentations.

  • Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia

    November 22, 2014, 12:55 pm ET

    U.S. Encore:Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 6:30 pm local time
    Canada Encore:Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 12 pm local time
    Monday, January 12, 2015 at 6:30 pm local time


    The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedyfeaturing some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of operastars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina, Lawrence Brownlee as her conspiring flame, and Christopher Maltman as the endlessly resourceful and charming barber, himself. Michele Mariotti conducts the vivid and tuneful score.

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    Host: Deborah Voigt
    Approximate running time 3:25
  • Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

    December 13, 2014, 12 pm ET

    U.S. Encore:Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 6:30 pm local time
    Canada Encore:Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 12 pm local time
    Monday, February 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm local time


    James Levine returns to one of his signature Wagner works conducting this epic comedy—back at the Met for the first time in eight years—about a group of Renaissance “master singers” whose song contest unites a city. Michael Volle, Johan Botha, and Annette Dasch lead the superb international cast in this charming and magisterial celebration of the power of music and art.

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    Host: Renée Fleming
    Approximate running time 6:00
  • Lehár’s The Merry Widow—New Production

    January 17, 2015, 12:55 pm ET

    U.S. Encore:Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 6:30 pm local time
    Canada Encore:Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 12 pm local time
    Monday, March 2, 2015 at 6:30 pm local time


    The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Oklahoma!, Contact). Stroman and her design team of Julian Crouch (Satyagraha, The Enchanted Island) and costume designer William Ivey Long (Cinderella, Grey Gardens, Hairspray) have created an art-nouveau setting that climaxes with singing and dancing grisettes at the legendary Maxim’s. Nathan Gunn co-stars as Danilo and Kelli O’Hara is Valencienne. Andrew Davis conducts.

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    Host: Joyce DiDonato
    Approximate running time 3:00
  • Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann

    January 31, 2015, 12:55 pm ET

    U.S. Encore:Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 6:30 pm local time
    Canada Encore:Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 12 pm local time
    Monday, March 30, 2015 at 6:30 pm local time


    The magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece, in the Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production. Hibla Gerzmava, Erin Morley, and Christine Rice sing the three heroines—each an idealized embodiment of some aspect of Hoffmann’s desire. Thomas Hampson portrays the shadowy Four Villains, and Yves Abel conducts the sparkling score.

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    Host: Deborah Voigt
    Approximate running time 3:45
  • Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta /
    Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle—New Production

    February 14, 2015, 12:30 pm ET

    U.S. Encore:Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 6:30 pm local time
    Canada Encore:Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 12 pm local time
    Monday, April 13, 2015 at 6:30 pm local time


    On the heels of her triumphant Met performances in Eugene Onegin, soprano Anna Netrebko takes on another Tchaikovsky heroine in the first opera of this intriguing double bill, consisting of an enchanting fairy tale (Iolanta) followed by a psychological thriller (Bluebeard’s Castle). Netrebko stars as the beautiful blind girl who experiences love for the first time in Iolanta, while Nadja Michael is the unwitting victim of the diabolical Bluebeard, played by Mikhail Petrenko. Both operas are directed by Mariusz Trelinski, who was inspired by classic noir films of the 1940s. Iolanta also stars Piotr Beczala, and Valery Gergiev conducts both operas.

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    Host: Eric Owens
    Approximate running time 3:40
  • Rossini’s La Donna del Lago—Met Premiere

    March 14, 2015, 12:55 pm ET

    U.S. Encore:Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 6:30 pm local time
    Canada Encore:Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 12 pm local time
    Monday, May 11, 2015 at 6:30 pm local time


    Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott. DiDonato is the “lady of the lake” of the title, and Flórez is the king who relentlessly pursues her, their vocal fireworks embellishing the romantic plot in this Met premiere production conducted by Michele Mariotti.

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    Host: Patricia Racette
    Approximate running time 3:30
  • Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana /
    Leoncavallo's Pagliacci—New Production

    April 25, 2015, 12:30 pm ET

    U.S. Encore:Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 6:30 pm local time
    Canada Encore:Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 12 pm local time
    Monday, June 8, 2015 at 6:30 pm local time


    Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci. Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cav) and Patricia Racette (Pag) sing the unlucky heroines, and Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

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    Host: Susan Graham
    Approximate running time 3:30
  • Encores

  • Bizet’s Carmen

    November 1, 2014, 12:55 pm ET

    U.S. Encore:Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 6:30 pm local time
    Canada Encore:Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 12 pm local time
    Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 12:55 pm local time
    Monday, December 8, 2014 at 6:30 pm local time


    Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another.

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    Approximate running time 3:40

  • Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro–New Production

    October 18, 2014, 12:55 pm ET

    U.S. Encore:Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 6:30 pm local time
    Canada Encore:Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 12 pm local time
    Monday, December 15, 2014 at 6:30 pm local time


    Met Music Director James Levine conducts a spirited new production of Mozart’s masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action of this classic domestic comedy in an 18th-century manor house in Seville during the 1930s. Dashing bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov leads the cast in the title role of the clever servant, opposite Marlis Petersen as his bride, Susanna, Peter Mattei as the philandering Count they work for, Amanda Majeski as the long-suffering Countess, and Isabel Leonard as the libidinous pageboy Cherubino.

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    Approximate running time 3:50

  • Verdi’s Macbeth

    October 11, 2014, 12:55 pm ET

    U.S. Encore:Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 6:30 pm local time
    Canada Encore:Monday, November 10, 2014 at 6:30 pm local time
    Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 12 pm local time


    Star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lučić’s doomed Macbeth, for the first time at the Met. Adrian Noble’s chilling production of Verdi’s masterful adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy also stars Joseph Calleja as the noble Macduff and René Pape as Banquo. Fabio Luisi conducts.

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    Approximate running time 3:15