The Metropolitan Opera will continue posting free nightly performances for the benefit of both opera lovers and the uninitiated. All streams will be available for 23 hours.
The schedule for this weekend is Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette” on Friday, April 10, starring Diana Damrau, Vittorio Grigolo, Elliot Madore and Mikhail Petrenko, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda from a performance on January 21, 2017; Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale” on Saturday, April 11, starring Anna Netrebko, Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecien and John Del Carlo, conducted by James Levine from a performance on November 13, 2010; and Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte” on Sunday, April 12, starring Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Kelli O’Hara, Ben Bliss, Adam Plachetka and Christopher Maltman, conducted by David Robertson, from a performance on March 31, 2018.
While the streams are provided for free, donations to the Metropolitan’s fundraising campaign are welcome.
Also beginning Friday, April 10, at 2 PM, the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Jesus Christ Superstar” will stream for free on YouTube. Mr. Webber began last week with “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” starring Donny Osmond. The shows will stream on the The Show Must Go On YouTube channel and will be available for 48 hours. The show for Friday, April 17, has yet to be announced.
National Theatre Live is also streaming its performances for free. Each show will be available for one week. The schedule so far includes “Jane Eyre,” beginning Thursday, April 9; “Treasure Island,” beginning Thursday, April 16; and “Twelfth Night,” beginning Thursday, April 23. The shows can be accessed from the National Theatre Live website, which will direct viewers to YouTube.