The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts, will begin its 14th season on October 12, with the Met’s production of Puccini’s Turandot, starring Christine Goerke in the title role, led by the Met’s Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

The 2019–20 Live in HD season features ten transmissions, including five new productions: the Met premiere of Philip Glass’s groundbreaking 20th-century opera Akhnaten, starring Anthony Roth Costanzo as the title pharaoh, conducted by Karen Kamensek; Peter Mattei in the title role of Berg’s Wozzeck, in a new staging by acclaimed visual artist and stage director William Kentridge, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin; a new production of the Gershwins’ classic American opera Porgy and Bess, last performed at the Met in 1990, starring Eric Owens and Angel Blue, directed by James Robinson and conducted by David Robertson; the Met premiere of Handel’s Agrippina, starring Joyce DiDonato in a contemporary staging by Sir David McVicar that promises to resonate with modern audiences; and a new take on Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer, starring Sir Bryn Terfel in the title role.

In addition to Turandot and the five new productions, Live in HD audiences will have the chance to see Massenet’s lush French masterpiece Manon; the return of Anthony Minghella’s inspired vision of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, with Plácido Domingo as Sharpless; Anna Netrebko in the title role of Puccini’s Tosca; and Diana Damrau and Jamie Barton as the dueling queens of Maria Stuarda, the second opera of Donizetti’s Tudor trilogy.

The Met: Live in HD is the largest provider of alternative cinema content in the world, with more than 26 million tickets sold since the inception of the series in 2006. The series brings live Met performances to more than 2,200 movie theaters and performing arts centers in more than 70 countries. Complete details, including casting, are available below. For more information about Live in HD, visit

The Met: Live in HD 2019-20 Schedule
October 12 – TURANDOT (Puccini)
12:55 p.m. ET / Approx. runtime: 3:22
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Christine Goerke (Turandot), Eleonora Buratto (Liù), Roberto Aronica (Calàf), James Morris (Timur)

October 26 – MANON (Massenet)
12:55 p.m. ET / Approx. runtime: 4:12
Maurizio Benini; Lisette Oropesa (Manon), Michael Fabiano (Chevalier des Grieux), Carlo Bosi (Guillot de Morfontaine), Artur Ruciński (Lescaut), Brett Polegato (de Brétigny), Kwangchul Youn (Comte des Grieux)

November 9 – MADAMA BUTTERFLY (Puccini)
12:55 p.m. ET / Approx. runtime: 3:32
Pier Giorgio Morandi; Hui He (Cio-Cio-San), Elizabeth DeShong (Suzuki), Andrea Carè (Pinkerton), Plácido Domingo (Sharpless)

November 23 – AKHNATEN (Philip Glass) – New Production/Met Premiere
12:55 p.m. ET / Approx. runtime: 3:56
Karen Kamensek; Dísella Lárusdóttir (Queen Tye), J’nai Bridges (Nefertiti), Anthony Roth Costanzo (Akhnaten), Aaron Blake (High Priest of Amon), Will Liverman (Horemhab), Richard Bernstein (Aye), Zachary James (Amenhotep) Phelim McDermott (Production); Tom Pye (Set Designer), Kevin Pollard (Costume Designer), Bruno Poet (Lighting Designer), Sean Gandini (Choreographer)

January 11 – WOZZECK (Berg) – New Production
12:55 p.m. ET / Approx. runtime: 1:57
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Elza van den Heever (Marie), Tamara Mumford (Margret), Christopher Ventris (The Drum-Major), Gerhard Siegel (The Captain), Andrew Staples (Andres), Peter Mattei (Wozzeck), Christian Van Horn (Doctor)
William Kentridge (Production); Luc De Wit (Co-Director), Catherine Meyburgh (Projection Designer), Sabine Theunissen (Set Designer), Greta Goiris (Costume Designer), Urs Schoenebaum (Lighting Designer)

February 1 – The Gershwins’ PORGY AND BESS – New Production
12:55 p.m. ET / Approx. runtime: 3:40
David Robertson; Angel Blue (Bess), Golda Schultz (Clara), Latonia Moore (Serena), Denyce Graves (Maria), Frederick Ballentine (Sportin’ Life), Eric Owens (Porgy), Alfred Walker (Crown), Donovan Singletary (Jake)
James Robinson (Production); Michael Yeargan (Set Designer), Catherine Zuber (Costume Designer), Donald Holder (Lighting Designer), Luke Halls (Projection Designer), Dianne McIntyre (Choreographer), David
Leong (Fight Director)

February 29 – AGRIPPINA (Handel) – New Production/Met Premiere
12:55 p.m. ET / Approx. runtime: 4:10
Harry Bicket; Brenda Rae (Poppea), Joyce DiDonato (Agrippina), Kate Lindsey (Nerone), Iestyn Davies (Ottone), Duncan Rock (Pallante), Matthew Rose (Claudio)
Sir David McVicar (Production); John Macfarlane (Set & Costume Designer), Paule Constable (Lighting Designer), Andrew George (Choreographer)

March 14 – DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER (Wagner) – New Production
12:55 p.m. ET / Approx. runtime: 2:44
Valery Gergiev; Anja Kampe (Senta), Mihoko Fujimura (Mary), Sergey Skorokhodov (Erik), David Portillo (Steuermann), Sir Bryn Terfel (Holländer), Franz-Josef Selig (Daland)François Girard (Production); John Macfarlane (Set Designer), Moritz Junge (Costume Designer), David Finn (Lighting Designer), Peter Flaherty (Projection Designer), Carolyn Choa (Choreographer), Serge Lamothe (Dramaturg)

April 11 – TOSCA (Puccini)
12:55 p.m. ET / Approx. runtime: 3:17
Bertrand de Billy; Anna Netrebko (Tosca), Brian Jagde (Cavaradossi), Michael Volle (Scarpia), Patrick Carfizzi (Sacristan)

May 9 – MARIA STUARDA (Donizetti)
12:55 p.m. ET / Approx. runtime: 3:06
Maurizio Benini; Diana Damrau (Maria Stuarda), Jamie Barton (Elisabetta), Stephen Costello (Leicester), Andrzej Filończyk (Cecil), Michele Pertusi (Talbot)