Metropolitan Opera HD Live in Schools Series Launches 2020–21 Virtual Programming

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: The Metropolitan Opera official website)

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, The Metropolitan Opera’s HD Live in Schools program has launched an online series for the 2020–21 school year.

For the upcoming school year, all students and teachers will receive free subscriptions to the Met Opera on Demand streaming service. A total of ten operas have been selected for the 2020–21 HD Live in Schools program.

Operas will be streamed in pairs. Beethoven’s “Fidelio” and Donizetti’s “La Fille du Régiment” will be streamed from Sept. 28 – Oct. 16, 2020; Glass’s “Akhnaten” and Adams’s “Doctor Atomic” will be offered between Oct. 19 – Nov. 13, 2020; Lehár’s “The Merry Widow” and Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” will be online from Jan. 25 – Feb. 12, 2021; Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette” and Massenet’s “Werther” will be online between Feb. 22 – March 12, 2021; Finally, Strauss’s “Elektra” and Berg’s “Lulu” will be streamed from March 22 – April 9, 2021.

The Free Student Streams offer a free opera stream and educational guides for students and educators on a weekly basis.