Items of Interest
Nightly Opera Stream: Luisa Miller
Based on a stirring play by Friedrich Schiller, Verdi’s early masterpiece stars Sonya Yoncheva as the title heroine and Piotr Beczała as Rodolfo. Bertrand de Billy conducts. This stream can be viewed until 6:30PM ET Monday, April 12.
Aria Code: Pretty Yende on Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Season 3 of Aria Code, the Met’s podcast collaboration with WQXR, continues. Host Rhiannon Giddens welcomes soprano Pretty Yende to discuss Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia and the classic aria “Una voce poco fa,” in which the feisty heroine Rosina asserts her independence and declares that nothing will stand between her and the man she loves.
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Nightly Opera Streams, April 5–11
From Dante and Shakespeare to Goethe and Gogol, this week of free streams celebrates operas inspired by some of the world’s greatest literary masterpieces. Peruse the schedule and dive into a collection of related content.
Mary Ellen Pracht, 1934–2021
The Metropolitan Opera mourns the death of soprano Mary Ellen Pracht, who sang 314 performances with the company from 1961 until 1977.
Black Voices at the Met
Our exhibition chronicling the extensive contributions made by African American artists at the Met and the decades-long struggle for racial equality at the nation's leading opera company—originally installed in the opera house in connection with the 2019 new production of Porgy and Bess—is now available in digital format.
Nightly Opera Streams, April 12–18
Wicked witches, fairy godmothers, and storybook princesses cast their spell in a week of fairy tale–inspired operas. Review the lineup and explore supplemental articles, videos, podcasts, and more.
Nightly Opera Streams: Upcoming Schedule
Each day while the house is dark, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series is being made available for free streaming. Learn more about the initiative and explore the upcoming schedule.