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 aspiring music students at New York's Long Island City High School in Queens and discusses her life in opera.
In the 2019-20 season, you and your students can experience the world's greatest singers in riveting new productions of Philip Glass's Akhnaten, Berg's Wozzeck, the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, Handel's Agrippina, and Wagner's Der Fliegende Holländer, as well as the revival of Puccini's Madama Butterfly.
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
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.
HD Live in Schools Schedule
Live November 23, 2019
Philip Glass's Akhnaten
Kamensek; Costanzo, Bridges, Lárusdóttir, James
Live January 11, 2020
Nézet-Séguin; Mattei, van den Heever, Siegel, Van Horn, Ventris, Mumford, Staples
Live February 1, 2020
The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
Robertson; Owens, Blue, Schultz, Walker, Singletary, Moore, Graves, Ballentine
Live March 14, 2020
Wagner's Der Fliegende Holländer
Gergiev; Terfel, Kampe, Selig, Skorokhodov, Fujimura, Portillo