HD Live in Schools

The Met’s HD Live in Schools program brings live opera performances to students across the nation through high-definition transmissions at their local movie theaters. With our Educator Guides, classroom resources, and in-person events, the Met is providing teachers with the tools to make opera first accessible, then thrilling, to their students.

Soprano Pretty Yende coaches music students at New York’s Long Island City High School in Queens and discusses her life in opera.

In the 2018-19 season, you and your students can experience the world's greatest singers in riveting new productions of Saint-Saëns's Samson et Dalila, Nico Muhly's Marnie, and Verdi's La Traviata, as well as revivals of Puccini's La Fanciulla del West, Bizet's Carmen, and Donizetti's La Fille du Régiment.

The HD Live in Schools program is generously supported by

Participating school districts receive:

  • Tickets to attend performances in the HD Live in Schools season at local movie theaters, provided free of charge
  • Educator guides with in-depth cross-curricular activities and tips to help teachers infuse their classroom teaching with opera
  • An invitation to attend our annual national training conference in opera
  • Opportunities to meet Met artists in video chats
  • Media and publicity opportunities

In greater New York City:

  • The Met provides high-definition performance transmissions to school sites in the five boroughs of New York City, where students, teachers, and chaperones watch HD Live in Schools performances free of charge.
  • Schools may attend select final dress rehearsals and working rehearsals.
  • Teachers are invited to professional development workshops.

Supporting Resources

Educator Guides

Bring opera to life in the classroom with the Met’s Educator Guides. Guides include a variety of resources such as synopses, in-depth classroom activities, musical snapshots, suggestions for discussion, composer timelines, streaming audio excerpts, and more.


Learn teaching strategies, themes, and contexts for operas in the HD Live in Schools program. Workshops occur throughout the season.

HD Live in Schools Schedule

In Cinemas Saint-Saëns

Samson et Dalila

Elder; Garanča, Alagna, Naouri, Azizov, Belosselskiy

In Cinemas Puccini

La Fanciulla del West

Armiliato; Westbroek, Kaufmann, Lučić 

In Cinemas Muhly


Spano; Leonard, Kelly, Graves, Davies, Maltman

In Cinemas Verdi

La Traviata

Nézet-Séguin; Damrau, Flórez, Kelsey

In Cinemas Bizet


Langrée; Kurzak, Margaine, Alagna, Vinogradov

The Met's HD Live in Schools program partners with 45 school districts across the country and five New York City high schools. Find the school nearest you!

New York City School Locations

Long Island City High School

14-30 Broadway
Long Island City, NY
718-545-7095 x1751

Susan E. Wagner High School

1200 Manor Rd.
Staten Island, NY
718-698-4200 x2841

Celia Cruz High School of Music 

Venue: The Lovinger Theater at Lehman College
250 Bedford Park Blvd.
West Bronx, NY

Brooklyn High School for the Arts

345 Dean Street
Brooklyn, NY

Talent Unlimited High School, Julia Richman Education Complex

317 East 67th Street
New York, NY
(212) 737-1530


National Partner Districts


Tuscaloosa City Schools
Tuscaloosa, AZ


Tucson Unified School District
Tucson, AZ


Oakland Unified School District
Oakland, CA

San Diego Unified School District
San Diego, CA


Academy District 20
Colorado Springs, CO

Jefferson County Public Schools
Golden, CO


Duval County Public Schools
Jacksonville, FL


Atlanta Public Schools
Atlanta, GA


Hawaii Department of Education and the 'Iolani School
Honolulu, HI

Moscow School District
Moscow, ID 


Glenbard District 87
Glen Ellyn, IL 


Oldham County Schools
Buckner, KY


New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts
New Orleans, LA


Montgomery County Public Schools
Rockville, MD


Bangor School Department
Bangor, ME


Elk River Area Schools
Elk River, MN


Columbia Public Schools
Columbia, MO


Helena Public Schools
Helena, MT


Lincoln Public Schools
Lincoln, NE 


Clark County School District
Las Vegas, NV

Washoe County School District
Reno, NV

New Hampshire

School Administrative Unit 29
Keene, NH

New Jersey

New Brunswick Public Schools
New Brunswick, NJ

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Public Schools
Scotch Plains, NJ

New Mexico

Albuquerque Public Schools
Albuquerque, NM

New York

Bethlehem Central School District
Bethlehem, NY

Bethpage Union Free School District
Bethpage, NY

Buffalo Public Schools
Buffalo, NY

North Carolina

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Schools
Charlotte, NC

North Dakota

Fargo Public Schools
Fargo, ND


Dayton Public Schools
Dayton, OH


Tulsa Public Schools
Tulsa, OK


North Clackamas Schools
Milwaukie, OR


The School District of the City of Erie
Erie, PA

South Carolina 

Dorchester District Two
Summerville, SC 


Shelby County Schools
Memphis, TN


Dallas Independent School District
Dallas, TX

Fort Worth Independent School District
Fort Worth, TX

San Antonio Independent School District
San Antonio, TX


Ogden School District
Ogden, UT


The Governor's School for the Arts
Norfolk, VA


Northshore School District
Seattle, WA


Manitowoc Public School District
Manitowoc, WI


Sheridan County School District
Sheridan, WY

In New York City schools, The Met: Live in HD transmissions are open to students, parents, and teachers only. Contact the school in your area for ticket reservations and broadcast information. If you'd like to bring the HD Live in Schools program to your school district, please tell us more about your community by completing our interest form. For other inquiries, email us at HDSchools@metopera.org.