Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Live in HD: Joyce DiDonato Stars in ‘Agrippina’

By David Salazar
(Credit: Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera)

The Met Opera’s Live in HD series for the 2019-20 season continues this Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 with a transmission of “Agrippina,” which was composed by Handel to a libretto by Grimani.

The broadcast, which kicks off 12:55 p.m. Eastern time, will feature Joyce DiDonato in the title role with Brenda Rae as Poppea, Iestyn Davies as Ottone, Matthew Rose as Claudio, Kate Lindsey as Nerone, Dunan Rock as Pallante, and Nicholas Tamagna as Narciso. Harry Bicket directs the production by Sir David McVicar.

Of the opening night performance of the run, OperaWire’s review stated “There is tremendous passion and attention to detail onstage (of which I didn’t even describe a sizable percentage) and is equally compelling for anyone witnessing it unfold. And the best news? It will probably only get better through the ensuing performances, which means that anyone heading to New York in the next month should be getting their tickets right now.”

Find out which theaters in your local area are transmitting the simulcast by clicking here.

This is the sixth Live in HD transmission of the season. It will be followed by “Der Fliegende Holländer” on March 14, “Tosca” on April 11, and “Maria Stuarda” on May 9, 2020.