Schedule of Upcoming Live Opera and Ballet Broadcasts

Classic Arts Features   Schedule of Upcoming Live Opera and Ballet Broadcasts
 
The opera and ballet fans' guide to where they can view live broadcasts.
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The following is a list of live opera and ballet productions announced to be shown in movie theatres and on television. Please submit updates to dgewirtzman@playbill.com.

DIE WALKÜRE
U.S. Broadcast Date: March 30, 2019
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Giancarlo del Monaco
Composer: Richard Wagner
Cast: Christine Goerke, Stuart Skelton, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Greer Grimsley
The Metropolitan Opera performs the second opera from Wagner's Ring cycle.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

LA TRAVIATA
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: April 5, 2019
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Michael Mayer
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Cast: Diana Damrau, Juan Diego Flórez, Quinn Kelsey
A Great Performances broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera production of Verdi's opera about a courtesan's tragic sacrifice for love.
More Information: PBS

THE GOLDEN AGE
U.S. Broadcast Date: April 7, 2019
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Choreographer: Yuri Grigorovich
Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich
Cast: Nina Kaptsova, Ruslan Skvortsov, Mikhail Lobukhin
The Bolshoi Ballet performs the ballet about a young fisherman who falls in love with a beautiful cabaret dancer.
More Information: Fathom Events

DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES
U.S. Broadcast Date: May 11, 2019
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: John Dexter
Composer: Francis Poulenc
Cast: Isabel Leonard, Karita Mattila
The Metropolitan Opera performs Poulenc's opera inspired by the martyrdom of 16 Carmelite nuns in 1794.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

ADRIANA LECOUVREUR
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: May 12, 2019
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: David McVicar
Composer: Francesco Cilea
Cast: Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczała, Anita Rachvelishvili, Ambrogio Maestri
The Metropolitan Opera performs Cilea's opera inspired by the relationship between French actor Adrienne Lecouvreur and soldier Maurice de Saxe.
More Information: PBS

CARMEN SUITE / PETRUSHKA
U.S. Broadcast Date: May 19, 2019
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Choreographers: Alberto Alonso (Carmen Suite), Edward Clug (Petrushka)
Composer: Georges Bizet and Rodion Shchedrin (Carmen Suite), Igor Stravinsky (Petrushka)
Cast: TBD
The Bolshoi Ballet performs a pair of one-act ballets.
More Information: Fathom Events

CARMEN
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: June 16, 2019
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Richard Eyre
Composer: Georges Bizet
Cast: Clémentine Margaine, Roberto Alagna
The Metropolitan Opera performs Bizet's opera about a soldier who falls in love with a gypsy woman.
More Information: PBS

LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: July 7, 2019
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Laurent Pelly
Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Cast: Javier Camarena, Pretty Yende, Kathleen Turner
The Metropolitan Opera performs Donizetti's opera about an orphan girl raised by an army regiment.
More Information: PBS

DIE WALKÜRE
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: August 11, 2019
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Giancarlo del Monaco
Composer: Richard Wagner
Cast: Christine Goerke, Stuart Skelton, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Greer Grimsley
The Metropolitan Opera performs the second opera from Wagner's Ring cycle.
More Information: PBS

DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: September 1, 2019
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: John Dexter
Composer: Francis Poulenc
Cast: Isabel Leonard, Karita Mattila
The Metropolitan Opera performs Poulenc's opera inspired by the martyrdom of 16 Carmelite nuns in 1794.
More Information: PBS

TURANDOT
U.S. Broadcast Date: October 12, 2019
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Cast: Christine Goerke, Roberto Aronica
The Metropolitan Opera performs Puccini's opera about an icy Chinese princess who has renounced all men, and the prince who wins her love.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

MANON
U.S. Broadcast Date: October 26, 2019
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Laurent Pelly
Composer: Jules Massenet
Cast: Lisette Oropesa, Michael Fabiano
The Metropolitan Opera performs Massenet's opera about a young woman's journey from innocent country girl to celebrated courtesan to destitute prisoner.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

MADAMA BUTTERFLY
U.S. Broadcast Date: November 9, 2019
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Anthony Minghella
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Cast: Hui He, Andrea Caré, Plácido Domingo
The Metropolitan Opera performs Puccini's opera about a young Japanese geisha who falls in love with a visiting American naval officer.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

AKHNATEN
U.S. Broadcast Date: November 23, 2019
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Phelim McDermott
Composer: Philip Glass
Cast: Anthony Roth Costanzo, J'Nai Bridges
The Metropolitan Opera performs Glass' opera based on the life of Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

WOZZECK
U.S. Broadcast Date: January 11, 2020
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: William Kentridge
Composer: Alban Berg
Cast: Peter Mattei, Elza van den Heever
The Metropolitan Opera performs Berg' opera about an abused soldier.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

PORGY AND BESS
U.S. Broadcast Date: February 1, 2020
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: James Robinson
Composer: George Gershwin
Cast: Eric Owens, Angel Blue
The Metropolitan Opera performs Gershwin's opera about the inhabitants of Catfish Row in Charleston, South Carolina.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

AGRIPPINA
U.S. Broadcast Date: February 29, 2020
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: David McVicar
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Cast: Joyce DiDonato
The Metropolitan Opera performs Handel's opera about Agrippina, mother of Nero, who plots for her son to become emperor of Rome.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER
U.S. Broadcast Date: March 14, 2020
• Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Bryn Terfel
Composer: Richard Wagner
Cast: François Girard
The Metropolitan Opera performs Wagner's opera about a cursed sea captain who is doomed to sail the ocean for eternity.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

TOSCA
U.S. Broadcast Date: April 11, 2020
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: David McVicar
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Cast: Anna Netrebko, Brian Jagde, Michael Volle
The Metropolitan Opera performs Puccini's opera about a painter who runs afoul of the Chief of Police, and the singer who tries to save him.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

MARIA STUARDA
U.S. Broadcast Date: May 9, 2020
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: David McVicar
Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Cast: Diana Damrau, Jamie Barton, Stephen Costello
The Metropolitan Opera performs Donizetti's opera about Mary, Queen of Scots.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera


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