The Met: Live in HD
2016 - 2017 Season

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
Patron $75

Individual Tickets
$24 general
$22 senior
$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:

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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 each season.

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 distributors.

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.