The Met Opera announces Week 8 schedule for Nightly Met Opera Streams!

Renée Fleming as the Countess, Cecilia Bartoli as Susanna, and Bryn Terfel as Figaro in Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro.” Photo: Met Opera Archives

The Met has announced the Week 8 schedule for its Nightly Met Opera Streams, a free series of encore Live in HD presentations streamed on the company website during the coronavirus closure.

Each opera streamed on Fridays is chosen by viewers; the 9 May Viewers’ Choice title is the Met’s 1977 telecast of Puccini’s La Bohème, starring Renata Scotto as Mimì and Luciano Pavarotti as Rodolfo.

All Nightly Met Opera Streams begin at 7:30pm EDT/00:30am BST and remain available via metopera.org for 23 hours. The performances are also accessible on all Met Opera on Demand apps.


A scene from Strauss’s “Capriccio” with Morten Frank Larsen as the Count, Renée Fleming as the Countess, Peter Rose as La Roche, Joseph Kaiser as Flamand and Russell Braun as Olivier. Photo: Ken Howard / Met Opera


Here are the UK transmission times for the eighth week of streams:

Tuesday, May 5 – Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro – 00.30 (BST)

Conducted by James Levine, starring Renée Fleming, Cecilia Bartoli, Susanne Mentzer, Dwayne Croft, and Sir Bryn Terfel. Transmitted live on November 11, 1998.

Wednesday, May 6 – Thomas’s Hamlet – 00.30 (BST)

Conducted by Louis Langrée, starring Marlis Petersen, Jennifer Larmore, Simon Keenlyside, and James Morris. Transmitted live on March 27, 2010.

Thursday, May 7 – Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin – 00.30 (BST)

Conducted by Susanna Mälkki, starring Susanna Phillips, Tamara Mumford, and Eric Owens. Transmitted live on December 10, 2016.

Friday, May 8 – R. Strauss’s Capriccio – 00.30 (BST)

Conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, starring Renée Fleming, Sarah Connolly, Joseph Kaiser, Russell Braun, Morten Frank Larsen, and Peter Rose. Transmitted live on April 23, 2011.

Saturday, May 9 – Puccini’s La Bohème – Viewers’ Choice 00.30 (BST)

Conducted by James Levine, starring Renata Scotto and Luciano Pavarotti. Transmitted live on March 15, 1977.

Sunday, May 10 – TBD

Monday, May 11 – Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci 00.30 (BST)

Conducted by Fabio Luisi. Cavalleria Rusticana: Starring Eva-Maria Westbroek, Marcelo Álvarez, and George Gagnidze. Pagliacci: Starring Patricia Racette, Marcelo Álvarez, and George Gagnidze. Transmitted live on April 25, 2015.

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