Monmouth University

Center for the Arts

The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD

Talents of the world’s premiere performers as well as visionary directors from New York’s Metropolitan Opera are presented in high-def videos and surround sound with easy to read subtitles on our new 30’ state-of-the-art screen. Combining the electricity and immediacy of live performance with a technical artistry, there’s not a bad seat in the house!

Presentations of the Met: Live in HD series at Monmouth University are made possible by a generous gift from University Trustee Robert Sculthorpe, as well as gifts from the Fairleigh S. Dickinson, Jr. Foundation Inc. and the Nicola Musso Charitable Foundation.

The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor Neubauer Family Foundation, and Digital support of The Met: Live in HD is provided by Bloomberg.

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POSTPONED – Der Fliegende Holländer Encore
Broadcast in HD

Apr 5 2020

1 PM
Pollak Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD

POSTPONED – Der Fliegende Holländer Encore

Evgeny Nikitin is the mysterious seafarer searching for salvation. Director François Girard, whose mesmerizing production of Parsifal recently wowed Met audiences, returns to stage Wagner’s eerie early masterwork. Valery Gergiev conducts.

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CANCELLED – Der Fliegende Holländer
Broadcast in HD

Mar 14 2020

1 PM
Pollak Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD

CANCELLED – Der Fliegende Holländer

Evgeny Nikitin is the mysterious seafarer searching for salvation. Director François Girard, whose mesmerizing production of Parsifal recently wowed Met audiences, returns to stage Wagner’s eerie early masterwork. Valery Gergiev conducts.

Past Event

Agrippina Encore
Broadcast in HD

Mar 8 2020

1 PM
Pollak Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD

Agrippina Encore

As the imperious title empress, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato leads the Met premiere of Handel’s tale of deception and deceit. Harry Bicket conducts Sir David McVicar’s wry new production, which gives this Baroque black comedy a politically charged, modern updating.

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Agrippina
Broadcast in HD

Feb 29 2020

1 PM
Pollak Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD

Agrippina

As the imperious title empress, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato leads the Met premiere of Handel’s tale of deception and deceit. Harry Bicket conducts Sir David McVicar’s wry new production, which gives this Baroque black comedy a politically charged, modern updating.

Past Event

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess Encore
Broadcast in HD

Feb 9 2020

1 PM
Pollak Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess Encore

The Gershwin’s modern American masterpiece has its first Met performances in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles. Director James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row, a setting vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants.

Past Event

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Broadcast in HD

Feb 1 2020

1 PM
Pollak Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO HIGH DEMAND THERE WILL BE A VERY LIMITED AMOUNT OF WALK-UP TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR THIS SCREENING. WE SUGGEST THAT IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO ATTEND TO THIS SCREENING YOU PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE.  The Gershwin’s modern American masterpiece has its first Met performances in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles. Director James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row, a setting vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants.

Past Event

Wozzeck Encore
Broadcast in HD

Jan 26 2020

1 PM
Pollak Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD

Wozzeck Encore

Berg’s 20th-century shocker stars baritone Peter Mattei in the title role, with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium and soprano Elza van den Heever as the long-suffering Marie. Groundbreaking visual artist and director William Kentridge unveils a bold new staging set in an apocalyptic wasteland.

Past Event

Wozzeck
Broadcast in HD

Jan 11 2020

1 PM
Pollak Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD

Wozzeck

Berg’s 20th-century shocker stars baritone Peter Mattei in the title role, with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium and soprano Elza van den Heever as the long-suffering Marie. Groundbreaking visual artist and director William Kentridge unveils a bold new staging set in an apocalyptic wasteland.

Past Event

Akhnaten Encore
Broadcast in HD

Dec 15 2019

1 PM
Pollak Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD

Akhnaten Encore

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines American composer Philip Glass’s transcendent contemporary creation, with Karen Kamensek conducting. Phelim McDermott’s stunning production employs a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers to conjure a mystical reimagining of ancient Egypt.

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Madama Butterfly Encore
Broadcast in HD

Dec 8 2019

1 PM
Pollak Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD

Madama Butterfly Encore

Anthony Minghella’s vividly cinematic staging returns to cinemas, featuring soprano Hui He in the devastating title role. Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts one of opera’s most beautiful and heartbreaking scores, with a cast that also includes tenor Piero Pretti as Pinkerton, baritone Paulo Szot as Sharpless, and mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki.

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