Met Opera 2019-2020 Season: Here Is All The Information For This Season’s Live in HD Performances

By David Salazar

The Metropolitan Opera revealed its 2019-20 season on Wednesday afternoon. Among the major announcements were the company’s schedule for its ever-popular Live in HD slate. 

Here is a look at the list of performances that will be broadcast to audiences around the world. Worthy of note is that of the 10 productions set to screen in cinemas, three will be of operas by Puccini, three will be 20th-century works, one will be a baroque opera, and the remainder will be from the Bel Canto, French, and German repertory. 

Turandot (Oct 12, 2019): Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads Puccini’s famed opera in a cast that includes Christine Goerke, Eleonora Buratto, and Roberto Aronica. 

Manon (Oct. 26, 2019): Michael Fabiano and 2019 Richard Tucker Award Winner Lisette Oropesa star as Massenet’s tragic lovers in a performance that also includes Carlo Bosi and Artur Rucinski. Maurizio Benini conducts. 

Madama Butterfly (Nov. 9, 2019): The Puccini work will feature Hui He, Elizabeth DeShong, Andrea Carè, and Plácido Domingo. Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts.

Akhnaten (Nov. 23, 2019): Cinema audiences will see the Philip Glass opera featuring J’Nai Bridges, Dísella Lárusdóttir, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Aaron Blake, Will Liverman, and Zachary James. Karen Kamensek conducts. 

Wozzeck (Jan. 11, 2020): Berg’s masterpiece will get an HD showcase with Peter Mattei in the lead role, Elza van den Heever as Marie, Tamara Mumford as Margaret, and Gerhard Siegel as the Captain. Christian Van Horn stars as the Doctor in William Kentridge’s production. 

Porgy and Bess (Feb. 1, 2020): David Robertson conducts Gershwin’s famed opera with a cast that includes Angel Blue and Eric Owens in the title roles as well as Golda Schultz, Latonia Moore, Denyce Graves, Frederick Ballentine, and Alfred Walker, among others. 

Agrippina (Feb. 29, 2020): Sir David McVicar’s production of the Handel opera will be featured in cinemas with Joyce DiDonato, Brenda Rae, Kate Lindsey, Iestyn Davies, Matthew Rose, and Duncan Rock. Harry Bicket conducts. 

Der Fliegende Holländer (March 14, 2020): Bryn Terfel leads the cast of Wagner’s major work, which will also feature Anja Kampe, Mihoko Fujimura, and David Portillo. Valery Gergiev conducts.

Tosca (April 11, 2020): Anna Netrebko will star in Puccini’s famed opera with Michael Volle as Scarpia and Brian Jagde as Cavaradossi. Bertrand de Billy conducts the David McVicar production. 

Maria Stuarda (May 9, 2020): Diana Damrau headlines the Donizetti opera with Jamie Barton, and Stephen Costello rounding out the cast. Benini conducts.