May 7 & 10
The Metropolitan Opera: Roméo et Juliette(2017)
The Met: Live in HD 2016-17 season presents a broadcast of Gounod's Roméo et Juliette, presented live in select cinemas nationwide on Saturday, January 21. The electrifying team of Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau reunites for a new production of Gounod's opera based on the Shakespeare play. Damrau makes her role debut as Juliette in Bartlett Sher's new production, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. Elliot Madore sings Mercutio and Mikhail Petrenko sings Frère Laurent. Sher's staging is a La Scala production, initially presented by the Salzburg Festival, where it premiered in 2008.<BR>
May 21 & 24
The Metropolitan Opera: Rusalka(2017)
The Met: Live in HD 2016-17 season presents a broadcast of Dvorák's Rusalka, presented live in select cinemas nationwide on Saturday, February 25. Kristine Opolais stars in a new production of the opera that first won her international acclaim, Dvorák's fairy tale opera about the tragic water nymph Rusalka. Sir Mark Elder conducts Mary Zimmerman's new staging, which also stars Brandon Jovanovich as the human prince who captures Rusalka's heart; Katarina Dalayman as Rusalka's rival, the Foreign Princess; Eric Owens as the Water Sprite, Rusalka's father; and Jamie Barton as the duplicitous witch Jezibaba.
June 11 & 14
The Metropolitan Opera: La Traviata(2017)
The Met: Live in HD 2016-17 season presents a broadcast of Verdi's La Traviata, presented live in select cinemas nationwide on Saturday, March 11. Sonya Yoncheva brings her acclaimed interpretation of the doomed courtesan Violetta Valéry to Live in HD audiences for the first time, opposite rising American tenor Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo. Thomas Hampson sings one of his most acclaimed Met roles as Giorgio Germont, Alfredo's disapproving father, in a revival of Willy Decker's staging conducted by San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti.<BR><BR>
July 2 & 5
The Metropolitan Opera: Idomeneo(2017)
The Met: Live in HD 2016-17 season presents a broadcast of Mozart's Idomeneo, presented live in select cinemas nationwide on Saturday, March 25. James Levine conducts a rare Met revival of Mozart's Idomeneo, set in the aftermath of the Trojan War. Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's classic production, which has its first Met revival in over a decade this season, stars Matthew Polenzani in the title role. The cast also includes Elza van den Heever as Elettra, Nadine Sierra as Ilia, Alice Coote as Idamante, and Alan Opie as Arbace.
July 23 & 26
The Metropolitan Opera: Eugene Onegin(2017)
The Met: Live in HD 2016-17 season presents a broadcast of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, presented live in select cinemas nationwide on Saturday, April 22. Anna Netrebko reprises one of her most acclaimed roles as Tatiana, the heroine of Tchaikovsky's opera, adapted from Pushkin's classic novel. Dmitri Hvorostovsky stars as the title character, who rejects Tatiana's love until it's too late. Robin Ticciati, Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera, conducts the revival of Deborah Warner's staging, which opened the Met's 2013-14 season. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Onegin's friend-turned-rival, Lenski, with Elena Maximova as Tatiana's sister Olga and Štefan Kocán as Prince Gremin.
August 13 & 16
The Metropolitan Opera: Der Rosenkavalier(2017)
The Met: Live in HD 2016-17 season presents a broadcast of Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier, presented live in select cinemas nationwide on Saturday, May 13. Renée Fleming sings one of her signature roles as the Marschallin, opposite Elina Garanca in her first North American performances as Octavian, the title character. The cast also includes Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs, Erin Morley as Sophie, Marcus Brück in his Met debut as Faninal, and Matthew Polenzani as the Italian Singer. Conducted by Sebastian Weigle and directed by Robert Carsen, Der Rosenkavalier is a co-production with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and Teatro Regio di Torino.