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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

Turandot Encore
Broadcast in HD

Oct 20

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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Manon
Broadcast in HD

Oct 26

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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Manon Encore
Broadcast in HD

Nov 3

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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Madama Butterfly
Broadcast in HD

Nov 9

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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Akhnaten
Broadcast in HD

Nov 23

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 Encore
Broadcast in HD

Dec 8

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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Past Events

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.

Past Event

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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Summer Encore Series: Romeo et Juliet
Broadcast in HD

Jul 10 2019

7 PM
Pollak Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD

Summer Encore Series: Romeo et Juliet

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.

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Dialogues des Carmélites (Encore)
Broadcast in HD

May 19 2019

1 PM
Pollak Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD

Dialogues des Carmélites (Encore)

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads an accomplished ensemble in Poulenc’s devastating modern masterpiece of faith and martyrdom. Isabel Leonard is the young Blanche de La Force, opposite Met legend Karita Mattila as the First Prioress.

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Dialogues des Carmélites (Francis Poulenc)
Broadcast in HD

May 11 2019

12 PM
Pollak Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD

Dialogues des Carmélites (Francis Poulenc)

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads an accomplished ensemble in Poulenc’s devastating modern masterpiece of faith and martyrdom. Isabel Leonard is the young Blanche de La Force, opposite Met legend Karita Mattila as the First Prioress.

Past Event

Die Walküre (Encore)
Broadcast in HD

Apr 14 2019

1 PM
Pollak Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD

Die Walküre (Encore)

The second installment of Wagner’s Ring cycle, Die Walküre, stars heroic soprano Christine Goerke as the warrior goddess Brünnhilde, whose encounter with the mortal twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, sung by Stuart Skelton and Eva-Maria Westbroek, leads her on a journey from Valhalla to earthbound humanity. Philippe Jordan conducts.

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Die Walküre (Richard Wagner)
Broadcast in HD

Mar 30 2019

12 PM
Pollak Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD

Die Walküre (Richard Wagner)

The second installment of Wagner’s Ring cycle, Die Walküre, stars heroic soprano Christine Goerke as the warrior goddess Brünnhilde, whose encounter with the mortal twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, sung by Stuart Skelton and Eva-Maria Westbroek, leads her on a journey from Valhalla to earthbound humanity. Philippe Jordan conducts.

Past Event

La Fille du Régiment (Encore)
Broadcast in HD

Mar 10 2019

1 PM
Pollak Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD

La Fille du Régiment (Encore)

Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena team up for a feast of vocal fireworks on the Met stage. Maurizio Muraro is Sergeant Sulplice, with Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts.

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