Metropolitan Opera 2018-19 Season: Here Is All the Information For This Season’s Live in HD Performances

Every year, Metropolitan Opera audiences get pumped for a few things. But not many carry as much excitement as the Live in HD series.

Every year the Met chooses a handful (or two) performances to showcase around the globe on the silver screen. Those are usually high profile presentations of new productions with opera’s greatest stars. And as you might expect, this year is no different. So without further ado, here is a breakdown of the Live in HD series for the 2018-19 season.

Verdi’s “Aida” (October 6, 2018): The HD performance will star Anna Netrebko, Anita Rachvelishvili, and Aleksandrs Antonenko under the musical direction of Nicola Luisotti.

Saint-Saens’ “Samson et Dalila” (October 20, 2018): The opening night production will get its live transmission on Oct. 20,2018, with Roberto Alagna and Elina Garanca in the title roles.

Puccini’s “La Fanciulla del West” (October 27, 2018): Jonas Kaufmann and Eva-Maria Westbroek star in the Puccini opera under maestro Marco Armiliato.

Muhly’s “Marnie” (November 10, 2018): Isabel Leonard leads the new production. Christopher Maltman and Iestyn Davies also appear in the Muhly opera.

Verdi’s “La Traviata” (December 15, 2018): Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads Diana Damrau, Juan Diego Flórez, and Quinn Kelsey in a new production by Michael Mayer.

Cilea’s “Adriana Lecouvreur” (Jan 12, 2019): The New Years Eve new production will also get a run on the big screen with Anna Netrebko and Piotr Beczala in leading roles. The new production is by David McVicar and also stars Anita Rachvelishvili.

Bizet’s “Carmen” (Feb. 2, 2019): Clémentine Margaine takes on her signature role opposite Roberto Alagna under Louis Langrée. Aleksandra Kurzak also stars.

Donizetti’s “La Fille du Régiment” (March 2, 2019): The Donizetti work will showcase Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena in the leading roles alongside Stephanie Blythe as the Marquise of Berkenfield and Alessandro Corbelli as Suplice.

Wagner’s “Die Walküre” (March 30, 2019): The second opera in Wagner’s tetralogy gets an HD showcase with a cast that includes Christine Goerke, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Stuart Skelton, Jamie Barton, and Greer Grimsley under Phillippe Jordan.

Poulenc’s “Dialogues des Carmélites” (May 11, 2019): Nézet-Séguin leads a cast that includes Isabel Leonard, Adrianne Pieczonka, Erin Morley, and Karita Matilla, among others, in Poulenc’s masterwork.

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Prior to creating OperaWire, DAVID SALAZAR, (Editor-in-Chief) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he interviewed major opera stars including Placido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, Vittorio Grigolo, Diana Damrau and Rolando Villazon among others. His 2014 interview with opera star Kristine Opolais was cited in a New York Times Review. He also had the opportunity of interviewing numerous Oscar nominees, Golden Globe winners and film industry giants such as Guillermo del Toro, Oscar Isaac and John Leguizamo among others. David holds a Masters in Media Management from Fordham University. During his time at Fordham, he studied abroad at the Jagiellonian University in Poland. He also holds a dual bachelor’s from Hofstra University in Film Production and Journalism.

14 Comments on "Metropolitan Opera 2018-19 Season: Here Is All the Information For This Season’s Live in HD Performances"

  1. An other wonderfull season to come!

  2. I think you should name all the composers.

  3. Robert L Lindamood | February 28, 2018 at 10:53 am | Reply

    Hansel & Gretel performed in December 2018?

  4. when can i order the above prefer lincoln center theatre

  5. Denis O'Meara | March 1, 2018 at 10:50 am | Reply

    What a pity the Met are only showing “Die Valkure” as part of the live in HD programme. I would prefer to see all three episodes of the ring cycle. Come on Met Opera… sort screenings of the full cycle as a treat for us Wagnerians in UK.

  6. Crispin and Jan Elsted | March 19, 2018 at 9:38 pm | Reply

    Very much looking forward to Anna Netrebko in both AIDA and ADRIANA LECOUVREUR, and to Elina Garanca and Roberto Alagna in SAMSON AND DELILA, which is badly neglected, I think. I am a little disappointed that 60% of the broadcasts are of operas which have already been shown, some of them more than once. I realize that a great work can be seen and heard many times — and should be! But for those of us in the hinterlands, it would be gratifying to be able to see PELLEAS ET MELISANDE and MEFISTOFELE, neither of which is often done, and will probably never be done in any house we can get to. Still, I’m not complaining. MetOpera Live in HD has been a continual Godsend to us, and we are delighted with the upcoming season. We wish the Met, and our fellow-countryman Yannick Nezet-Seguin, all the best of good fortune and warmest best wishes for the new season. Many thanks!

  7. YES-This season is very exiciting. The casting is the best in years. I can only see a few faults with the season as a whole.

  8. Helmut W. Boehli, | April 14, 2018 at 5:11 pm | Reply

    Would have liked to see “Das Rheingold” in connection with “Die Walküre” in HD. Any chance it can be done?

  9. The new programme looks exciting..I particularly look forward to Samson and Delilah as I haven’t seen it performed before. Last Saturday’s Luisa Millar was a triumph …. the cast were superb and it is great news that Piotr Beczala is to sing in Adriana Lecouveur with Anna Netrebko..I can’t wait!! Thank you for giving such glorious performances to us here in Ireland. Best wishes.

  10. Why aren’t performance starting times shown in the programme details and also when Eastern Time USA changes to summer schedule like Greenwich Mean Time Changes to British Summer Time.

  11. Shirley Piplani | April 19, 2018 at 7:03 pm | Reply

    The casting is great! Thrilled Juan Diego Flores is returning to the Met.

  12. Jeanne Hurowitz | April 24, 2018 at 10:37 am | Reply

    I would like an email with a list of all HD performances and Encores for 2018- 2019 . Also the date that tickets will go on sale.
    Thank you

  13. Eugene Edwin Lassek | May 4, 2018 at 6:36 pm | Reply

    Where is the Saturday Broadcast schedule?

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