The Metropolitan Opera focuses on what it's calling "Rare Gems" in Week 63 of the Nightly Met Streams series, offering free presentations of titles from its extensive video catalog.
The lineup begins with Renée Fleming in the title role of Massenet's Thaïs; the Tony-nominated soprano also stars in the May 29 stream of Strauss' Capriccio. Additional operas on tap include Giordano's Fedora, Shostakovich's The Nose (starring Tony winner Paulo Szot), and two works by Rossini featuring Joyce DiDonato: La Donna del Lago and Le Comte Ory.
The free streams are available starting at 7:30 PM ET each night at MetOpera.org for 23 hours each. Check out this week's complete schedule below.
May 24: Massenet’s Thaïs
Starring Renée Fleming, Michael Schade, and Thomas Hampson, conducted by Jesús López-Cobos. Production by John Cox. Originally broadcast December 20, 2008.
May 25: Borodin’s Prince Igor
Starring Oksana Dyka, Anita Rachvelishvili, Sergey Semishkur, Ildar Abdrazakov, Mikhail Petrenko, and Štefan Kocán, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. Production by Dmitri Tcherniakov. Originally broadcast March 1, 2014.
May 26: Rossini’s La Donna del Lago
Starring Joyce DiDonato, Daniela Barcellona, Juan Diego Flórez, John Osborn, and Oren Gradus, conducted by Michele Mariotti. Production by Paul Curran. Originally broadcast March 14, 2015.
May 27: Shostakovich’s The Nose
Starring Andrey Popov, Alexander Lewis, and Paulo Szot, conducted by Pavel Smelkov. Production by William Kentridge. Originally broadcast October 26, 2013.
May 28: Giordano’s Fedora
Starring Mirella Freni, Ainhoa Arteta, Plácido Domingo, Dwayne Croft, and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, conducted by Roberto Abbado. Production by Beppe De Tomasi. Originally broadcast April 26, 1997.
May 29: Strauss’s Capriccio
Starring Renée Fleming, Sarah Connolly, Joseph Kaiser, Russell Braun, Morten Frank Larsen, and Peter Rose, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. Production by John Cox. Originally broadcast April 23, 2011.
May 30: Rossini’s Le Comte Ory
Starring Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato, Susanne Resmark, Juan Diego Flórez, Stéphane Degout, and Michele Pertusi, conducted by Maurizio Benini. Production by Bartlett Sher. Originally broadcast April 9, 2011.