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.

Upcoming Events

Akhnaten Encore
Broadcast in HD

Dec 15

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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Wozzeck
Broadcast in HD

Jan 11

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.

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Wozzeck Encore
Broadcast in HD

Jan 26

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.

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The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Broadcast in HD

Feb 1

1 PM
Pollak Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

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.

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The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess Encore
Broadcast in HD

Feb 9

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.

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Agrippina
Broadcast in HD

Feb 29

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.

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Past Events

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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Akhnaten
Broadcast in HD

Nov 23 2019

1 PM
Pollak Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD

Akhnaten

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
Broadcast in HD

Nov 9 2019

1 PM
Pollak Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD

Madama Butterfly

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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Manon Encore
Broadcast in HD

Nov 3 2019

1 PM
Pollak Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD

Manon Encore

Massenet’s tale of passion, excess, and their consequences stars rising soprano Lisette Oropesa in the effervescent title role. Tenor Michael Fabiano is her ardent admirer, Chevalier des Grieux, with Maurizio Benini conducting Laurent Pelly’s enchanting production.

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Manon
Broadcast in HD

Oct 26 2019

1 PM
Pollak Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD

Manon

Massenet’s tale of passion, excess, and their consequences stars rising soprano Lisette Oropesa in the effervescent title role. Tenor Michael Fabiano is her ardent admirer, Chevalier des Grieux, with Maurizio Benini conducting Laurent Pelly’s enchanting production

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Turandot Encore
Broadcast in HD

Oct 20 2019

1 PM
Pollak Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD

Turandot Encore

Franco Zeffirelli’s spectacular production returns to cinemas with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Met’s Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director, conducting his first Puccini opera with the company. Powerhouse soprano Christine Goerke takes on the icy title princess, alongside tenor Roberto Aronica as the unknown prince vying for her love.

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Turandot
Broadcast in HD

Oct 12 2019

1 PM
Pollak Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD

Turandot

Franco Zeffirelli’s spectacular production returns to cinemas with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Met’s Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director, conducting his first Puccini opera with the company. Powerhouse soprano Christine Goerke takes on the icy title princess, alongside tenor Roberto Aronica as the unknown prince vying for her love.

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Summer Encore Series: Aida
Broadcast in HD

Aug 14 2019

7 PM
Pollak Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD

Summer Encore Series: Aida

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.

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Summer Encore Series: Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Broadcast in HD

Aug 7 2019

7 PM
Pollak Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD

Summer Encore Series: Il Barbiere di Siviglia

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.

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Summer Encore Series: La Boheme
Broadcast in HD

Jul 24 2019

7 PM
Pollak Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD

Summer Encore Series: La Boheme

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.

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