Wednesday, August 4

The Metropolitan Opera is streaming its final set of free operas this week

Final March, when New York Metropolis’s public efficiency venues have been compelled to shut their doorways, the Metropolitan Opera was among the many first arts establishments to reply to the disaster with digital programming. Simply days after the shutdown went into impact, the corporate started its collection of Nightly Met Opera Streams, offering viewers world wide with a distinct free opera from its archives each evening—a run that has continued for 70 weeks and drawn greater than 20 million viewers. However now the Met, which plans to return to reside performances this September, is bringing this tremendously fashionable collection to an in depth.

The lineup for the Met’s ultimate week of free streams, from July 19 by means of July 25, was chosen by means of a Viewers’ Selection ballot, and it consists of full works by Mozart, Bizet and Donizetti. Every opera goes reside on the Met’s web site at 7:30pm EDT (12:30am BST) and stays viewable till 6:30pm EDT the following day. The works are additionally accessible by means of the Met Opera on Demand app on numerous units. Full particulars about Week 71 of the Met’s streaming program are beneath.

Pearlfishers, Les Pêcheurs de Perles
{Photograph}: Ken HowardLes Pêcheurs de Perles

The Met’s ultimate slate begins with two productions from the pre-HD period. First up is a 1998 account of Mozart’s opera buffa The Marriage of Figaro with Cecilia Bartoli, Renée Fleming and Bryn Terfel, adopted by a 1978 model—with Plácido Domingo and Teresa Stratas—of the normal “Cav & Pag” double invoice of brief works: Mascagni’s story of adultery and homicide, Cavalleria Rusticana, and Leoncavallo’s sad-clown tragedy, Pagliacci. After a dive into Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles, the collection strikes on to Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Jacques Offenbach’s full of life 1880 triptych of bizarre romances (directed by Lincoln Heart mainstay Bartlett Sher). Natalie Dessay headlines Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment on Friday, and Anna Netrebko stars in Verdi’s Il Trovatore on Saturday. The collection concludes on Sunday with the highest vote-getter within the Viewers’ Selection ballot: Un Ballo in Maschera, Verdi’s opera concerning the assassination of Sweden’s Gustovo III at a ball. Marcelo Álvarez, Sondra Radvanovsky and Dmitri Hvorostovsky star on this 2012 efficiency, which is staged in movie noir fashion

That can assist you select amongst this week’s choices, the Met gives a helpful fast information to the operas in addition to a group of extra in-depth articles and podcasts about them.

This week’s Metropolitan Opera nightly streaming schedule:

Monday, July 19: Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro
Starring Renée Fleming, Cecilia Bartoli, Susanne Mentzer, Dwayne Croft and Bryn Terfel. Performed by James Levine. Manufacturing by Jonathan Miller. From November 11, 1998.

Tuesday, July 20: Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci
Starring Tatiana Troyanos, Jean Kraft, Plácido Domingo and Vern Shinall; Teresa Stratas, Plácido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes and Allan Monk. Performed by James Levine. Manufacturing by Franco Zeffirelli. From April 5, 1978. 

Wednesday, July 21: Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles
Starring Diana Damrau, Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecień and Nicolas Testé. Performed by Gianandrea Noseda. Manufacturing by Penny Woolcock. From January 16, 2016.

Thursday, July 22: Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann
Starring Erin Morley, Hibla Gerzmava, Kate Lindsey, Christine Rice, Vittorio Grigolo and Thomas Hampson. Performed by Yves Abel. Manufacturing by Bartlett Sher. From January 31, 2015. 

Friday, July 23: Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment
Starring Natalie Dessay, Felicity Palmer, Juan Diego Flórez and Alessandro Corbelli. Performed by Marco Armiliato. Manufacturing by Laurent Pelly. From April 26, 2008.

Saturday, July 24: Verdi’s Il Trovatore
Starring Anna Netrebko, Dolora Zajick, Yonghoon Lee and Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Performed by Marco Armiliato. Manufacturing by David McVicar. From October 3, 2015. 

Sunday, July 25: Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera
Starring Sondra Radvanovsky, Kathleen Kim, Stephanie Blythe, Marcelo Álvarez and Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Performed by Fabio Luisi. Manufacturing by David Alden. From December 8, 2012. 

Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera
{Photograph}: Ken HowardVerdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera