Met’s HD Broadcasts Debut on Monday 9/22

9/22 Gala will only be broadcast in the US – sorry, the rest of the world… Again, I’m reposting this information, no affiliation with the Met…

The Met’s Opening Night Gala, starring Renée Fleming. Monday, September 22 at 6 pm ET/5 pm CT (Live) 6 pm PT/7 pm MT (Tape Delay)

The Met’s 125th anniversary season opens with a celebratory gala starring the extraordinary soprano Renée Fleming singing three of her most acclaimed roles. Met Music Director James Levine, Marco Armiliato, and Patrick Summers conduct fully staged scenes from Verdi’s La Traviata, Massenet’s Manon, and Richard Strauss’s Capriccio. World renowned designers Christian Lacroix, John Galliano, and Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel have created new costumes for Fleming’s star turn. Tenor Ramón Vargas and baritones Thomas Hampson and Dwayne Croft join the soprano for this exciting season opener. Susan Graham will host the HD transmission. 

Don’t miss the next 10 Live in HD events, which will be transmitted live to more locations in more countries than ever before! Get your tickets now to experience the ultimate stage spectacle, live on screen at your local movie theater.

•  October 11 – R. Strauss’s Salome
   Starring Karita Mattila

•  November 8 – John Adams’s Doctor Atomic NEW PRODUCTION
   Starring Gerald Finley

•  November 22 – Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust NEW PRODUCTION 
   Conducted by James Levine, Starring Susan Graham and 
   Marcello Giordani

•  December 20 – Massenet’s Thaïs NEW PRODUCTION
   Starring Renée Fleming and Thomas Hampson

•  January 10, 2009 – Puccini’s La Rondine NEW PRODUCTION
   Starring Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna

•  January 24 – Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice conducted by James Levine
   Starring Stephanie Blythe and Danielle de Niese

•  February 7 – Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor
   Starring Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón

•  March 7 – Puccini’s Madama Butterfly
   Starring Cristina Gallardo-Domâs and Marcello Giordani

•  March 21 – Bellini’s La Sonnambula NEW PRODUCTION
   Starring Natalie Dessay and Juan Diego Flórez

•  May 9 – Rossini’s La Cenerentola
   Starring Elīna Garanča

For participating locations and ticket information please

Click here to request your free copy of the 2008-09 HD Guide.

EMI Releases Six Live in HD Performances on DVD!
Six complete operas from the first two seasons of The Met: Live in HD are now available on DVD. Peter GrimesMacbethThe First Emperor, La BohèmeManon Lescaut, and Hansel and Gretel. Click here for more information

The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from the Neubauer Family Foundation.

In association with PBS, the HD Broadcasts are supported by Toll Brothers, America’s luxury home builder. ®

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