2024 Summer HD Festival

The Met’s 15th Summer HD Festival features ten thrilling performances from the company’s Live in HD series of cinema transmissions—plus a special screening of the Oscar-winning film The Red Violin, co-presented with Film at Lincoln Center. The showings run nightly from August 23 to September 2, with approximately 3,000 seats set up in front of the opera house, as well as additional standing room in designated areas around Lincoln Center Plaza.

The Met’s HD Festival presentations will include full open captions.

Cancellation Policy

Summer HD Festival screenings will go on as scheduled in the case of rain but will be canceled in the event of thunder/lightning or high wind. Canceled screenings will not be rescheduled. Thank you for your understanding.

The Summer HD Festival is generously supported by the Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust.

The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor, the Neubauer Family Foundation.

Digital support of The Met: Live in HD is provided by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

The Met: Live in HD series is supported by Rolex.

Friday, August 23, 8PM
The Red Violin

Co-presented with Film at Lincoln Center

Approximate running time: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Saturday, August 24, 7:30PM
Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette

Sparks fly as soprano Nadine Sierra and tenor Benjamin Bernheim come together as the star-crossed lovers of Gounod’s honeyed Shakespeare adaptation.
Original transmission: March 23, 2024
Approximate running time: 2 hours, 40 minutes

Sunday, August 25, 8PM
Verdi’s Nabucco
Verdi’s biblical epic features baritone George Gagnidze as the imperious Babylonian king and soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska as his bloodthirsty daughter Abigaille.
Original transmission: January 6, 2024
Approximate running time: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Monday, August 26, 8PM
Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas

Inspired by the magical realism of Gabriel García Márquez, Catán’s enchanting masterpiece follows a South American opera diva on a journey through the Amazon.
Original transmission: December 9, 2023
Approximate running time: 1 hour, 55 minutes

Tuesday, August 27, 8PM
Puccini’s La Rondine

Soprano Angel Blue is the elegant Parisian courtesan Magda, with tenor Jonathan Tetelman as the idealistic young man offering an alternative to her life of excess.
Original transmission: April 20, 2024
Approximate running time: 1 hour, 55 minutes

Wednesday, August 28, 7:30PM
Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato headlines Jake Heggie’s harrowing opera of faith and redemption, starring as a Catholic nun determined to save the soul of a condemned criminal.
Original transmission: October 21, 2023
Approximate running time: 2 hours, 40 minutes

Thursday, August 29, 7:30PM
Mozart’s Don Giovanni

Mozart’s operatic tale of earthly misdeeds and otherworldly retribution receives a gripping production by director Ivo van Hove, with baritone Peter Mattei starring as the devilish Don.
Original transmission: May 20, 2023
Approximate running time: 3 hours

Friday, August 30, 7:30PM
Anthony Davis’s X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X

Baritone Will Liverman portrays Malcolm X in Anthony Davis’s explosive contemporary drama, leading a powerful Afrofuturism-inspired staging by Robert O’Hara.
Original transmission: November 18, 2023
Approximate running time: 2 hours, 45 minutes

Saturday, August 31, 7:30PM
Bizet’s Carmen

Dazzling young mezzo-soprano Aigul Akhmetshina takes on the title role in a bold new production that reimagines Bizet’s classic masterpiece playing out in our own time.
Original transmission: January 27, 2024
Approximate running time: 2 hours, 40 minutes

Sunday, September 1, 7:30PM
Verdi’s La Forza del Destino

Soprano sensation Lise Davidsen gives a tour-de-force performance as the ill-fated heroine, Leonora, with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium for Verdi’s fiery tragedy.
Original transmission: March 9, 2024
Approximate running time: 3 hours

Monday, September 2, 8PM
Puccini’s Madama Butterfly

Soprano Asmik Grigorian stars as the tragic geisha in Puccini’s perennial heartbreaker, opposite tenor Jonathan Tetelman as the callous American naval officer who betrays her.
Original transmission: May 11, 2024
Approximate running time: 2 hours, 30 minutes