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Summer Encore Series: Romeo et Juliet

On sale May 10

A pair of charismatic artists, tenor Vittorio Grigolo and soprano Diana Damrau, are the star-crossed lovers of Gounod’s dreamy adaptation of Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy. Gianandrea Noseda conducts.

From the 2016–17 season
Runtime: 2 hours, 55 minutes

Summer Encore Series: La Boheme

On sale May 10

Franco Zeffirelli’s picturesque staging, an audience favorite for more than 30 years, features a winning young cast, including soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Vittorio Grigolo as the lovers Mimì and Rodolfo. Stefano Ranzani conducts.

From the 2013–14 season
Runtime: 2 hours, 20 minutes

Summer Encore Series: Il Barbiere di Siviglia

On sale May 10

Rossini’s madcap comedy receives a spirited production by Tony Award–winning director Bartlett Sher and stars mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, tenor Juan Diego Flórez, and baritone Peter Mattei. Maurizio Benini conducts.

From the 2006–07 season
Runtime: 3 hours, 5 minutes

Summer Encore Series: Aida

On sale May 10

Soprano Anna Netrebko and mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili offer blazing performances in Verdi’s grand drama of ancient Egypt, seen in a stunning production by Sonja Frisell. Nicola Luisotti conducts.

From the 2018–19 season
Runtime: 3 hours

Met Opera: LA TRAVIATA (Encore)

Summer Encore Series

Approx. Run Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Original transmission date: Saturday, April 14, 2012 

Natalie Dessay stars as Verdi’s most beloved heroine in Willy Decker’s stunning production, first seen at the Met in 2010. Matthew Polenzani is her lover, Alfredo, and Dimitri Hvorostovsky sings his stern father, Germont. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium. 

Conductor: Fabio Luisi; Production: Willy Decker; Natalie Dessay, Matthew Polenzani, Dimitri Hvorostovsky

Met Opera: TURANDOT (Encore)

Puccini’s Turandot

Summer Encore Series

Approx. Run Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Original transmission date: Saturday, November 7, 2009

Director Franco Zeffirelli’s breathtaking production of Puccini’s last opera is a favorite of the Met repertoire. Maria Guleghina plays the ruthless Chinese princess of the title, whose hatred of men is so strong that she has all suitors who can’t solve her riddles beheaded. Marcello Giordani sings Calàf, the unknown prince who eventually wins her love and whose solos include the famous “Nessun dorma.”

Conductor: Andris Nelsons;

Production: Franco Zeffirelli; Maria Guleghina, Marina Poplavskaya, Marcello Giordani, Samuel Ramey

Met Opera: IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA (Encore) (Broadcast in HD)

Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Summer Encore Series

Approx. Run Time: 3 hours

Original transmission date: Saturday, March 24, 2007

One of the most beloved operatic comedies of all time, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville is presented in a production by director Bartlett Sher. Superstar tenor Juan Diego Flórez as Count Almaviva is joined by American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as Rosina and Peter Mattei in the title role of the swaggering barber.

Broadcast in HD 

Conductor: Benini; Production: Bartlett Sher; Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Flórez, Peter Mattei, John Del Carlo, John Relyea

Met Opera: IL TROVATORE (Encore) (Broadcast in HD)

Location: Pollak Theater

Verdi’s Il Trovatore

Summer Encore Series

*Friday, August 9 at 7 p.m.

*This was changed from the original Wed. June 26 date

Approx. Run Time: 2 hours 40 minutes

Original transmission date: Saturday, April 30, 2011

David McVicar’s stirring production of Verdi’s intense drama premiered at the Met in the 2008–09 season. This revival stars four extraordinary singers—Sondra Radvanovsky, Dolora Zajick, Marcelo Álvarez, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky—in what might be the composer’s most melodically rich score.

Broadcast in HD 

Marco Armiliato; Sondra Radvanovsky, Dolora Zajick, Marcelo Álvarez, Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Met Opera: EUGENE ONEGIN (Broadcast in HD)

Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin 

Run Time: 4:04

Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien star as the lovestruck Tatiana and the imperious Onegin in Tchaikovsky’s fateful romance. Deborah Warner’s new production, set in the late 19th century, moves episodically from farmhouse to ballroom, with a powerful snowstorm providing the dramatic setting for the finale. Piotr Beczala is Lenski, Onegin’s friend turned rival. Russian maestro Valery Gergiev conducts. 

Broadcast in HD 

Eugene Onegin is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera and English National Opera.

Encore: Sun. October 20 | 1 p.m.

Met Opera: THE NOSE

Shostakovich’s The Nose
Run Time: 2:15

William Kentridge stormed the Met with his inventive production of Shostakovich’s opera, which dazzled opera and art lovers alike in its inaugural run in 2010. Now Paulo Szot reprises his acclaimed performance of a bureaucrat, whose satirical misadventures in search of his missing nose are based on Gogol’s comic story. Valery Gergiev conducts.

The Nose is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; the Festival d’Aix en Provence; and the Opéra National de Lyon.

Encore: Sun. November 17 | 1 p.m.