Metropolitan Opera Live in HD 2018-19 Preview: Anna Netrebko Stars As ‘Aida’

By David Salazar

The Met Opera will kick off its Live in HD series this Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, with a performance of Verdi’s “Aida.”

The broadcast, which kicks off 12:55 p.m. Eastern time, will showcase star soprano Anna Netrebko in the title role; this is just the second production of the famed opera that she takes on. This is the first of two HD transmissions for the star diva as she is slated to headline a new production of “Adriana Lecouvreur” later in the season.

Netrebko will appear alongside mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvilli who takes on the role of Amneris and tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko, who plays Aida’s lover Radamès. Rounding out the principal roles will be baritone Quinn Kelsey as Aida’s father Amonasro. Nicola Luisotti conducts the production.

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This is the first Live in HD transmission of the season. It will be followed “Samson et Dalila” on Oct. 20, “La Fanciulla del West” on Oct. 27, “Marnie” on Nov. 10, “La Traviata” on Dec. 15, “Adriana Lecouvreur” on Jan. 12, “Carmen” on Feb. 2, “La Fille du Régiment” on March 2, “Die Walküre” on March 30, and “Dialogues des Carmélites” on May 11.