The Met – Live in HD: 2009-2010 Season Schedule Announced.

It’s that time of the year again – although I haven’t been able to get out to see all of the broadcasts this year, I still think it’s a cool thing to be able to do, so here’s the next season’s schedule:

The Met: Live in HD series

The Met: Live in HD, the company’s highly successful, award-winning series of live Saturday performance transmissions into movie theaters in more than 35 countries around the world, has sold more than 1.1 million tickets so far this season. Three transmissions remain in the 2008-09 series: Madama Butterfly (March 7), La Sonnambula (March 21), and La Cenerentola (May 9).

The 2009-10 HD series will feature nine transmissions, beginning October 10 with Tosca and continuing with Aida (October 24), Turandot (November 7), Les Contes d’Hoffmann (December 19), Der Rosenkavalier (January 9), Carmen (January 16), Simon Boccanegra (February 6), Hamlet (March 27), and Armida (May 1). In January 2009, the Met won a special Emmy Award for “advancing technology through ongoing, live, global transmission of high-definition programming to movie theaters.” (Details on the 2009-10 HD presentations and other Met media initiatives follow later in this release.)


5 thoughts on “The Met – Live in HD: 2009-2010 Season Schedule Announced.

  1. I LOVE the live performances from the Met. It’s almost like being there, and sometimes better because of the behind the scenes offerings. Unfortunately, I will be out of the country for Tosca and Aida. Will there be Encore showings? If so, when? I will encourage Edward’s Theater in Boise ID to carry them.

    • Glenna, I don’t know, you’ll have to check the Met website once the tickets go online in September. Last year, as you might know, they did Encores not the next day but during Wednesdays the week after, so clearly they are changing things up and I’m not sure what it’ll be this year.

  2. Just experienced the wonderful HD Carmen.

    Everything about this production was superb. Was sorry that Mariusz Kwiecien was ill and unable to perform, but his replacement was excellent. Elina Garanca’s Carmen was the best I have ever seen. Conductor and orchestra brilliant.
    Richard Eyre’s production will hopefully be with the MEt for a long time. Loved the dancing at the beginning of Act 1 and Act 111. Sets, costumes, lighting, all of it has left me breathless.

  3. We loved the performance of Carmen. How can we find out when the encore night showings are at the San Francisco Theater?

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