Wagner's Ring and the Leitmotif
Members of the Met Orchestra play and discuss some of the musical themes and motifs from Wagner's "Ring" cycle. 2010-11 season.
The Hours: Photo Shoot
Take a look behind the scenes at our recent photo shoot for The Hours, with Renée Fleming, Joyce DiDonato, Kelli O’Hara, and photographer Paola Kudacki. The curtain rises on Kevin Puts’s new opera November 22, 2022. Videography by Pete Scalzitti.
Summer Encores 2022: The Merry Widow
The Met’s effervescent 2015 production of Lehár’s ever-popular operetta returns to movie theaters this summer, starring Renée Fleming, Kelli O’Hara, and Nathan Gunn.
Summer Encores 2022: Madama Butterfly
Puccini’s heartbreaking tragedy returns to movie theaters this summer, with Patricia Racette taking on the title role in a 2009 performance of Anthony Minghella’s evocative staging.
Brenda Rae on Hamlet
Brenda Rae speaks with Live in HD host Christine Goerke about taking on the role of Ophelia in Brett Dean’s 21st-century adaptation of Shakespeare. 2021–22 season.
Allan Clayton on Hamlet
Allan Clayton speaks with Live in HD host Christine Goerke about portraying the title character of Brett Dean’s contemporary Shakespeare adaptation. 2021–22 season.
Rigoletto: “Caro nome”
Erin Morley sings an excerpt from Gilda’s Act I aria in a stage rehearsal. Production: Bartlett Sher. Conductor: Karen Kamensek. 2021–22 season. Videography by Neville Braithwaite.
Rigoletto: “La donna è mobile”
Stephen Costello sings the Duke of Mantua’s Act III aria in a stage rehearsal. Production: Bartlett Sher. Conductor: Karen Kamensek. 2021–22 season. Videography by Neville Braithwaite.