After having to cancel its upcoming performances due to concerns around the coronavirus, the Metropolitan Opera announced that it would stream encore presentations from the award-winning “Live in HD” series of cinema transmissions on the company website for the duration of the closure.
Offerings began March 16 with the 2010 HD performance of Bizet’s “Carmen,” conducted by Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Upcoming this weekend will be Verdi’s “Macbeth,” conducted by Fabio Luisi, starring Anna Netrebko, Joseph Calleja and René Pape, originally transmitted live October 11, 2014, and Bellini’s “Norma,” conducted by Carlo Rizzi, starring Sondra Radvanovsky, Joyce DiDonato, Joseph Calleja, and Matthew Rose and originally transmitted live on October 17, 2017. “Carmen” will air Saturday, April 4; “Norma” on Sunday, April 5.
All “Nightly Met Opera Streams” will begin at 7:30 PM and will remain available via the homepage of metopera.org for 23 hours. The homepage link will open the performance on the Met Opera on Demand streaming service. The performance will also be viewable on all Met Opera on Demand apps.