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Air Date: Sat, Nov 10, 2018 8:00 PM
Donizetti’s comedy stars Matthew Polenzani and Pretty Yende. The poor country boy Nemorino wins the love of wealthy and beautiful Adina – with the help of a magic elixir sold by the traveling “doctor” Dulcamara.
Air Date: Sat, Oct 6, 2018 7:30 PM
Met music director James Levine conducts Mozart’s barbed romance, a comic masterpiece about the romantic complications that ensue when two friends decide to test their fiancées’ fidelity.
Air Date: Sat, Dec 30, 2017 7:00 PM
The Met’s first new production since 1969 of Strauss’s rich, romantic masterpiece stars Renée Fleming in one of her signature roles as the Marschallin, opposite Elīna Garanča as Octavian, the impulsive young title character.
Air Date: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 7:30 PM
James Levine conducts Mozart’s early masterpiece of love and vengeance following the Trojan War. Tenor Matthew Polenzani sings the title role of the King of Crete, with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of his noble son Idamante, soprano Elza van den Heever as Elettra and soprano Nadine Sierra as Ilia.
Air Date: Sat, Sep 24, 2016 8:00 PM
The last opera in Donizetti’s Tudor trilogy, directed by Sir David McVicar, stars Sondra Radvanovsky as Elizabeth I and features Matthew Polenzani, Elina Garanca and Mariusz Kwiecien. Maurizio Benini conducts.
Air Date: Sat, Jul 30, 2016 8:00 PM
For the first time in a century, the Met stages Bizet’s lush, melodic romance. Diana Damrau leads the cast as Leila, with Matthew Polenzani and Mariusz Kwiecien as the two pearl fishers whose friendship is tested by their rivalry for her affections.