The Met: Live in HD's 2016-17 Season
Kicks Off October 8 with the Series' 100th Transmission
A New Production of Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde"
The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of high-definition live cinema simulcasts,
will begin its 11th season on October 8 with the 100th transmission in series history, a new production of Wagner's
"Tristan und Isolde" conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, directed by Mariusz Trelinski, and starring Nina Stemme-the
world's preeminent Isolde.
Live in HD audiences around the world will see 10 live performances from the Met's 2016-17 season, which
celebrates the company's 50th anniversary at Lincoln Center. The season will feature 10 transmissions, live
from the Met stage, including five new productions, three operas new to the series, and starry revivals featuring
the world's leading artists. The series will reach 70 countries on six continents in 2016-17, as well as 750
theaters in the United States.
Season at a Glance: The Met: Live in HD 2016-17
The HD season will begin on Saturday, October 8 at 9 a.m. with Tristan und Isolde. Future transmissions are as follows:
Don Giovanni (October 22 at 9:55 a.m.); L'Amour de Loin (December 10 at 9:55 a.m.); Nabucco (January 7 at 9:55 a.m.);
Roméo et Juliette (January 21 at 9:55 a.m.); Rusalka (February 25 at 9:55 a.m.); La Traviata (March 11 at 9:55 a.m.);
Idomeneo (March 25 at 9:55 a.m.); Eugene Onegin (April 22 at 9:55 a.m.); and Der Rosenkavalier (May 13 at 9:30 a.m.).
All ten operas will be Saturday matinee performances, transmitted live from the Met stage.
Season subscriptions will be available through our office beginning Wednesday, July 20 by calling
707 882-3272 or download and print a subscription form here.
Please mail your check to Arena Theater, POB 611, Point Arena, CA 95468. Season subscribers, who also become patrons
may reserve their favorite seat for the season by calling our office.
Full Subscription (10 Operas) @ $20 each = $200
Half Subscription (5-10 Operas) @ $20 each
$18 youth (18 and under)
available in advance online and at the box office the day of the opera
The Met: Live in HD 2016-17 Schedule:
Roméo et Juliette (Gounod) - NEW PRODUCTION
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
Production: Bartlett Sher
Set Designer: Michael Yeargan
Costume Designer: Catherine Zuber
Lighting Designer: Jennifer Tipton
Choreographer: Chase Brock
Cast: Diana Damrau (Juliette), Vittorio Grigolo (Roméo), Elliot Madore (Mercutio), Mikhail Petrenko (Frère Laurent)
Approx. runtime: 3:30 Intermissions: 1
The electrifying team of Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau reunites for a new production of Gounod's opera based on the Shakespeare
play. Damrau makes her role debut as Juliette in Bartlett Sher's new production, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. Elliot Madore sings
Mercutio and Mikhail Petrenko sings Frère Laurent. Sher's staging is a La Scala production, initially presented by the Salzburg
Festival, where it premiered in 2008.
Saturday, January 21, 9:55 a.m.
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Rusalka (Dvorák) - NEW PRODUCTION
Conductor: Sir Mark Elder
Production: Mary Zimmerman
Set Designer: Daniel Ostling
Costume Designer: Mara Blumenfeld
Lighting Designer: T.J. Gerckens
Choreographer: Austin McCormick
Cast: Kristine Opolais (Rusalka), Katarina Dalayman (The Foreign Princess), Jamie Barton (Jezibaba),
Brandon Jovanovich (The Prince), Eric Owens (The Water Sprite)
Approx. runtime: 4:05 Intermissions: 2
Kristine Opolais stars in a new production of the opera that first won her international acclaim, Dvorák's fairy-tale opera
about the tragic water nymph Rusalka. Sir Mark Elder conducts Mary Zimmerman's new staging, which also stars Brandon
Jovanovich as the human prince who captures Rusalka's heart; Katarina Dalayman as Rusalka's rival, the Foreign Princess;
Eric Owens as the Water Sprite, Rusalka's father; and Jamie Barton as the duplicitous witch Jezibaba.
Saturday, February 25, 9:55 a.m.
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La Traviata (Verdi)
Conductor: Nicola Luisotti
Production: Willy Decker
Set and Costume Designer: Wolfgang Gussmann
Lighting Designer: Hans Toelstede
Choreographer: Athol Farmer
Cast: Sonya Yoncheva (Violetta Valéry), Michael Fabiano (Alfredo Germont), Thomas Hampson (Giorgio Germont)
Approx. runtime: 2:55 Intermissions: 1
Sonya Yoncheva brings her acclaimed interpretation of the doomed courtesan Violetta Valéry to Live in HD audiences for the
first time, opposite rising American tenor Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo. Thomas Hampson sings one of his most acclaimed
Met roles as Giorgio Germont, Alfredo's disapproving father, in a revival of Willy Decker's staging conducted by San Francisco
Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti.
Saturday, March 11, 9:55 a.m.
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Idomeneo (Mozart) - FIRST TIME IN HD
Conductor: James Levine
Production: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle
Set and Costume Designer: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle
Lighting Designer: Gil Wechsler
Cast: Elza van den Heever (Elettra), Nadine Sierra (Ilia), Alice Coote (Idamante), Matthew Polenzani (Idomeneo), Alan Opie (Arbace)
Approx. runtime: 4:20 Intermissions: 2
James Levine conducts a rare Met revival of Mozart's "Idomeneo," set in the aftermath of the Trojan War. Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's
classic production, which has its first Met revival in over a decade this season, stars Matthew Polenzani in the title role. The
cast also includes Elza van den Heever as Elettra, Nadine Sierra as Ilia, Alice Coote as Idamante, and Alan Opie as Arbace.
Saturday, March 25, 9:55 a.m.
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Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky)
Conductor: Robin Ticciati
Production: Deborah Warner
Set Designer: Tom Pye
Costume Designer: Chloe Obolensky
Lighting Designer: Jean Kalman
Video Designers: Finn Ross and Ian William Galloway
Choreographer: Kim Brandstrup
Cast: Anna Netrebko (Tatiana), Elena Maximova (Olga), Alexey Dolgov (Lenski), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Onegin),
Stefan Kocán (Gremin)
Approx. runtime: 4:00 Intermissions: 2
Anna Netrebko reprises one of her most acclaimed roles as Tatiana, the naïve heroine of Tchaikovsky's opera, adapted from
Pushkin's classic novel. Dmitri Hvorostovsky stars as the title character, who rejects Tatiana's love until it's too late.
Robin Ticciati, Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera, conducts the revival of Deborah Warner's staging, which opened
the Met's 2013-14 season. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Onegin's friend-turned-rival, Lenski, with Elena Maximova as Tatiana's
sister Olga and Stefan Kocán as Prince Gremin.
Saturday, April 22, 9:55 a.m.
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Der Rosenkavalier (R. Strauss) - NEW PRODUCTION
Conductor: Sebastian Weigle
Production: Robert Carsen
Set Designer: Paul Steinberg
Costume Designer: Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Lighting Designers: Robert Carsen, Peter Van Praet
Cast: Renée Fleming (Marschallin), Elina Garanca (Octavian), Erin Morley (Sophie), Matthew Polenzani (A Singer), Marcus Brück (Faninal), Günther Groissböck (Baron Ochs)
Approx. runtime: 4:50 Intermissions: 2
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 Elina Garanca in her first North American performances as Octavian, the impulsive young title
character. Conducted by Sebastian Weigle and directed by Robert Carsen, whose most recent Met production was the hit 2013 staging
of "Falstaff," the cast also includes Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs, Erin Morley as Sophie, Marcus Brück in his Met debut as
Faninal, and Matthew Polenzani as the Italian Singer. "Der Rosenkavalier" is a co-production with the Royal Opera House,
Covent Garden, and Teatro Regio di Torino.
Saturday, May 13, 9:30 a.m.
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About The Met: Live in HD
The Met: Live in HD series, which now reaches more than 2,000 theaters in 70 countries, makes the Met the world's leading provider
of alternative cinema content and the only arts institution with an ongoing global series of this scale. When the series launched in
2006, the Met was the first arts company to experiment with alternative cinema content. Since then, the program has grown every season,
with more than 19 million tickets sold to date.
The Met: Live in HD series has increased accessibility to Met performances for audiences around the world. With a global average
ticket price of $23 in the 2015-16 season, the series has made world-class performances accessible to millions of opera lovers
Met stars serve as hosts for the HD series, conducting live interviews with cast, crew, and production teams, and introducing the
popular behind-the-scenes features.
Tickets for the 10 transmissions in the 2016-17 Live in HD season will go on sale on July 20, 2016 in the U.S. and Canada, with Met
Members offered priority before tickets are made available to the general public. International ticket sales dates and details on
ordering tickets for the 2016-17 Live in HD series vary from country to country and will be announced separately by individual
The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor, The Neubauer Family Foundation. Global
sponsorship of The Met: Live in HD is provided by Bloomberg Philanthropies. Transmission of The Met: Live in HD in Canada is made
possible thanks to the generosity of Jacqueline Desmarais, in memory of Paul G. Desmarais Sr.