Schedule of Upcoming Live Opera and Ballet Broadcasts

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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.

ROMÉO ET JULIETTE
U.S. Broadcast Date: June 19, 2019
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Bartlett Sher
Composer: Charles Gounod
Cast: Diana Damrau, Vittorio Grigolo
The Metropolitan Opera performs Gounod's opera based on Shakespeare's play about star-crossed lovers. Originally filmed in 2017.
More Information: Fathom Events

LA BOHÈME
U.S. Broadcast Date: June 26, 2019
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Cast: Vittorio Grigolo, Kristine Opolais
The Metropolitan Opera performs Puccini's opera about love among young artists in Paris. Originally filmed in 2014.
More Information: Fathom Events

ROMEO AND JULIET
U.S. Broadcast Date: Various dates beginning July 2, 2019
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Royal Opera House, London
Choreographer: Kenneth MacMillan
Composer: Sergey Prokofiev
Cast: Matthew Ball, Yasmine Naghdi
The Royal Ballet performs the ballet based on Shakespeare's play about star-crossed lovers.
More Information: Royal Opera House

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

IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
U.S. Broadcast Date: July 10, 2019
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Bartlett Sher
Composer: Gioachino Rossini
Cast: Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Flórez, Peter Mattei
The Metropolitan Opera performs Rossini's comic opera. Originally filmed in 2007.
More Information: Fathom Events

AIDA
U.S. Broadcast Date: July 17, 2019
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Sonja Frisell
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Cast: Anna Netrebko, Anita Rachvelishvili
The Metropolitan Opera performs Verdi's opera set in ancient Egypt. Originally filmed in 2018.
More Information: Fathom Events

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

RAYMONDA
U.S. Broadcast Date: October 27, 2019
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Choreographer: Yuri Grigorovich
Composer: Alexander Glazunov
Cast: TBD
The Bolshoi Ballet performs the ballet about a young woman betrothed to a knight.
More Information: Fathom Events

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

LE CORSAIRE
U.S. Broadcast Date: November 17, 2019
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Choreographer: Alexei Ratmansky
Composer: Adolphe Adam
Cast: Ekaterina Krysanova, Igor Tsvirko
The Bolshoi Ballet performs the ballet about a pirate who rescues a harem girl.
More Information: Fathom Events

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

THE NUTCRACKER
U.S. Broadcast Date: December 15, 2019
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Choreographer: Yuri Grigorovich
Composer: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Cast: Margarita Shrainer, Semyon Chudin
The Bolshoi Ballet performs the classic Christmas ballet about a young girl's adventures with her Nutcracker-turned-Prince.
More Information: Fathom Events

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

GISELLE
U.S. Broadcast Date: January 26, 2020
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Choreographer: Alexei Ratmansky
Composer: Adolphe Adam
Cast: TBD
The Bolshoi Ballet performs a new production of the classic ballet about a peasant girl who is driven made by two rival lovers.
More Information: Fathom Events

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

SWAN LAKE
U.S. Broadcast Date: February 23, 2020
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Choreographer: Yuri Grigorovich
Composer: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Cast: TBD
The Bolshoi Ballet performs the ballet about a prince who falls in love with a woman who is under a spell that turns her into a swan.
More Information: Fathom Events

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

ROMEO AND JULIET
U.S. Broadcast Date: March 20, 2020
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Choreographer: Yuri Grigorovich
Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Cast: Ekaterina Krysanova, Vladislav Lantratov
The Bolshoi Ballet performs the ballet based on Shakespeare's tragedy of star-crossed lovers.
More Information: Fathom Events

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

JEWELS
U.S. Broadcast Date: April 19, 2020
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Choreographer: George Balanchine
Composer: Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky, Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Cast: TBD
The Bolshoi Ballet performs Balanchine's three-part ballet.
More Information: Fathom Events

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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