Live in HD Summer Encores
Four popular operas from the Met’s award-winning series of live cinema presentations return to theaters this summer. Please visit your local cinema website for the most up-to-date information related to their health-and-safety measures.
Summer Encores Schedule in the United States
Lehár’s The Merry Widow
The great Renée Fleming stars as the heiress who captivates all of Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, recorded live from the Metropolitan Opera in 2015. Baritone Nathan Gunn co-stars as Danilo, and Broadway legend Kelli O’Hara is Valencienne, in a dazzling production directed and choreographed by Tony Award–winner Susan Stroman. Andrew Davis conducts.
Puccini’s Madama Butterfly
Anthony Minghella’s beautiful, atmospheric production of Puccini’s tragedy returns to cinemas this summer in a stunning performance recorded live from the Metropolitan Opera in 2009. Soprano Patricia Racette stars as Cio-Cio-San, the trusting and innocent young geisha who disastrously falls in love with American Navy lieutenant B. F. Pinkerton, sung by tenor Marcello Giordani. Patrick Summers conducts.
Puccini’s La Bohème
In this encore performance from 2018, soprano Sonya Yoncheva and tenor Michael Fabiano star as the young lovers Mimì and Rodolfo in Puccini’s timeless love story. Rounding out the cast are soprano Susanna Phillips, baritones Lucas Meachem and Alexey Lavrov, and bass Matthew Rose as the rambunctious gang of bohemian friends in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic staging, an audience favorite for more than 40 years. Marco Armiliato conducts.
Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment
In this encore performance from 2008, madcap comedy and impeccable coloratura come together in Natalie Dessay’s indelible portrayal of the feisty tomboy Marie, raised by a regiment of French soldiers. Tenor Juan Diego Flórez stars alongside her as the young Swiss villager who conquers her heart—and a slew of high Cs—in Laurent Pelly’s charming staging. Marco Armiliato conducts.
The Met’s Summer Encore presentations will include full open captions.
Screening dates and titles at independent U.S. venues and international theaters will vary.
Visit your local theater website for the most up-to-date information related to their health-and-safety measures.