2022 Summer HD Festival

The Met’s 13th Summer HD Festival features ten thrilling performances from the Met’s Live in HD series of cinema transmissions—plus a special film screening co-presented with Film at Lincoln Center to kick off of the 11-day event. The free showings run from August 26 to September 5, with approximately 2,500 seats set up in front of the opera house each night.

The Met’s HD Festival presentations will include full open captions.

Cancellation Policy

Summer HD Festival screenings will go on as scheduled in the case of rain but will be canceled in the event of thunder/lightning or high wind.

 

Canceled screenings will not be rescheduled. Thank you for your understanding.

 

The Summer HD Festival is generously supported by the Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust.

 

The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor, the Neubauer Family Foundation.

 

Digital support of The Met: Live in HD is provided by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

 

The Met: Live in HD series is supported by Rolex.


Friday, August 26, 8PM
West Side Story (2021)

Co-presented with Film at Lincoln Center

Approximate running time: 2 hours, 40 minutes

Saturday, August 27, 7:30PM
The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

Bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue star as the title couple of the Gershwins’ great American opera.
Original transmission: February 1, 2020
Approximate running time: 2 hours, 50 minutes

Sunday, August 28, 8PM
Philip Glass’s Akhnaten

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo stars as the revolutionary title pharaoh in a dazzling staging by innovative director Phelim McDermott.
Original transmission: November 23, 2019
Approximate running time: 2 hours, 25 minutes

Monday, August 29, 8PM
Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov

Commanding bass René Pape gives a stirring portrayal of the tortured title czar, headlining the Met’s first-ever performances of the original 1869 version of Mussorgsky’s historical epic.
Original transmission: October 9, 2021
Approximate running time: 2 hours, 20 minutes

Tuesday, August 30, 8PM
Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos

Soprano Lise Davidsen gives a soaring performance as the mythic heroine of Strauss’s enchanting chamber opera, going head to head with soprano Brenda Rae as the comic spitfire Zerbinetta.
Original transmission: March 12, 2022
Approximate running time: 2 hours, 10 minutes

Wednesday, August 31, 7:30PM
Massenet’s Manon

Soprano Lisette Oropesa stars as Massenet’s beguiling heroine, who must choose between a life of luxury and the man she loves.
Original transmission: October 26, 2019
Approximate running time: 2 hours, 55 minutes

Thursday, September 1, 8PM
Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment

Soprano Pretty Yende and tenor Javier Camarena are the smitten young lovers Marie and Tonio in Donizetti’s zany bel canto comedy.
Original transmission: March 2, 2019
Approximate running time: 2 hours, 20 minutes

Friday, September 2, 8PM
Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor

Soprano Nadine Sierra gives a tour-de-force performance as the young heroine driven to madness, headlining a gripping modern-day staging by director Simon Stone.
Original transmission: May 21, 2022
Approximate running time: 2 hours, 25 minutes

Saturday, September 3, 8PM
Massenet’s Cinderella

Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard stars as the rags-to-richest heroine of Massenet’s fairy-tale opera, presented in an abridged, English-language version.
Original transmission: January 1, 2022
Approximate running time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Sunday, September 4, 8PM
Puccini’s Turandot

Franco Zeffirelli’s breathtaking production stars soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska as the icy title princess and tenor Yonghoon Lee as the mysterious prince determined to win her love.
Original transmission: May 7, 2022
Approximate running time: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Monday, September 5, 7:30PM
Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones

Baritone Will Liverman gives a heartbreaking performance as a young man fighting to overcome a life of trauma and abuse, headlining the first opera by a Black composer ever performed by the Met.
Original transmission: October 23, 2021
Approximate running time: 2 hours, 45 minutes

In accordance with new entry protocols and security measures for the Metropolitan Opera’s 2022 Summer HD Festival, please be advised that Josie Robertson Plaza will be cleared and secured approximately two hours prior to each HD screening. All guests will be welcomed back at designated access points one hour prior to the start of the presentation.