Met Opera 2020-21 Season: Here Is All The Information For This Season’s Live in HD Performances

By Francisco Salazar
(Photo: Paola Kudacki / Met Opera)

The Metropolitan Opera revealed its 2020-21 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.

Aida (Oct. 10, 2020): Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s new production of Verdi’s classic starring Anna Netrebko in the title role. She is joined by Anita Rachvelishvili, Piotr Beczala, and Ludovic Tezier.  

Il Trovatore (Nov. 7, 2020): Sonya Yoncheva headlines a cast that includes Ekaterina Semenchuk, Roberto Aronica, Quinn Kelsey, and Kwangchul Youn. Michele Mariotti conducts.

Fidelio (Dec. 12, 2020): Lise Davidsen and Brandon Jovanovich light up the silver screen in Beethoven’s only opera with Lise Davidsen, Golda Schultz, Alek Shrader, Tomasz Konieczny, Franz-Josef Selig, and Christian Van Horn. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts.

Die Zauberflöte (Jan. 16, 2021): Gustavo Dudamel makes his HD debut conducting a cast that includes Christiane Karg, Kathryn Lewek, Stanislas de Barbeyrac, Thomas Oliemans, Christian Van Horn, and Stephen Milling.

Roméo et Juliette (Jan. 30, 2021): Nadine Sierra and Stephen Costello sing the title roles in Gounod’s masterpiece. They are joined by maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Julie Boulianne, Joshua Hopkins, Ildar Abdrazakov, David Portillo, and Laurent Naouri.

Don Giovanni (March 27, 2021): Ivo Van Hove’s new production goes to cinemas with a cast that includes Ailyn Pérez, Isabel Leonard, Hera Hyesang Park, Peter Mattei, Ben Bliss, Gerald Finley, and Ryan Speedo Green.   

Dead Man Walking (April 17, 2020): Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s masterpiece in a new production by Ivo Van Hove. The production broadcast to cinemas will feature Joyce DiDonato, Latonia Moore, Susan Graham, and Étienne Dupuis.

Die Frau ohne Schatten (April 24, 2021): Elza van den Heever, Nina Stemme, Evelyn Herlitzius, Klaus Florian Vogt, Michael Volle, and Ryan Speedo Green lead an all-star cast conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Nabucco (May 8, 2021): Anna Netrebko sings her first Abigaille alongside George Gagnidze in the title role. Marco Armiliato conducts the production, which also stars Varduhi Abrahamyan, Morris Robinson, and Najmiddin Mavlynov.

Il Pirata (May 22, 2021): Javier Camarena and Diana Damrau join forces for the Bellini melodrama, which will be conducted by Maurizio Benini.

Additionally, the company will transmit the 2006 presentation of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” on December 5. Moreover, there will an additional encore of Lehár’s “The Merry Widow” which will also be featured as part of the HD Live in Schools program on Feb. 27, 2021.