Highlands Performing Arts Center

Metropolitan Opera announces new opening date of December 31, 2020

January 16 – DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE (Mozart) – New Production
12:55 p.m. ET / Approx. runtime: 3:30
Gustavo Dudamel; Christiane Karg (Pamina), Kathryn Lewek (Queen of the Night), Stanislas de Barbeyrac (Tamino), Thomas Oliemans (Papageno), Christian Van Horn (Sprecher), Stephen Milling (Sarastro)

Simon McBurney (Production); Michael Levine (Set Designer), Nicky Gillibrand (Costume Designer), Jean Kalman (Lighting Designer),
Finn Ross (Projection Designer), Gareth Fry (Sound Designer), Josie Daxter (Associate Director), Simon McBurney/Klaus Bertisch (Dramaturgs)

January 30 – ROMÉO ET JULIETTE (Gounod)
12:55 p.m. ET / Approx. runtime: 3:15
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Nadine Sierra (Juliette), Julie Boulianne (Stéphano), Stephen Costello (Roméo), David Portillo (Tybalt), Joshua Hopkins (Mercutio), Laurent Naouri (Capulet), Ildar Abdrazakov (Frère Laurent)

February 27 – THE MERRY WIDOW (Lehár) – Special Encore Performance from January 17, 2015

12:55 p.m. ET / Approx. runtime: 2:35

Andrew Davis; Renée Fleming (Hanna Glawari), Kelli O’Hara (Valencienne), Nathan Gunn (Danilo), Alek Shrader (Camille de Rosillon), Thomas Allen (Baron Mirko Zeta)

March 27 – DON GIOVANNI (Mozart) – New Production
12:55 p.m. ET / Approx. runtime: 3:40
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Ailyn Pérez (Donna Anna), Isabel Leonard (Donna Elvira), Hera Hyesang Park (Zerlina), Ben Bliss (Don Ottavio), Peter Mattei (Don Giovanni), Gerald Finley (Leporello), Alfred Walker (Masetto), Ryan Speedo Green (Commendatore)

Ivo van Hove (Production); Jan Versweyveld (Set and Lighting Designer), An D’Huys (Costume Designer), Christopher Ash (Projection Designer), Jan Vandenhouwe (Dramaturg), Sara Erde (Choreographer)

April 17 – DEAD MAN WALKING (Heggie) – New Production/Met Premiere
12:55 p.m. ET / Approx. runtime: 3:10
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Latonia Moore (Sister Rose), Joyce DiDonato (Sister Helen Prejean), Susan Graham (Mrs. Patrick De Rocher), Etienne Dupuis (Joseph De Rocher)

Ivo van Hove (Production); Jan Versweyveld (Set and Lighting Designer), An D’Huys (Costume Designer), Christopher Ash (Projection Designer), Tom Gibbons (Sound Designer)

April 24 – DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN (R. Strauss)
12:00 p.m. ET / Approx. runtime: 4:45
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Elza van den Heever (Empress), Nina Stemme (Dyer's Wife), Evelyn Herlitzius (Nurse), Klaus Florian Vogt (Emperor), Michael Volle (Barak), Ryan Speedo Green (Messenger)

May 8 – NABUCCO (Verdi)
12:55 p.m. ET / Approx. runtime: 3:10
Marco Armiliato; Anna Netrebko (Abigaille), Varduhi Abrahamyan (Fenena), Najmiddin Mavlyanov (Ismaele), George Gagnidze (Nabucco), Dmitry Belosselskiy (Zaccaria)

May 22 – IL PIRATA (Bellini)
12:55 p.m. ET / Approx. runtime: 3:15
Maurizio Benini; Diana Damrau (Imogene), Javier Camarena (Gualtiero), Christopher Maltman (Ernesto), Nicolas Testé (Goffredo)

As of 6/5/2020

2020-2021 MET  Performances

The shortened season will now feature seven Live in HD movie-theater presentations: 

Die Zauberflöte, 

Roméo et Juliette, 

Don Giovanni, 

Dead Man Walking, 

Die Frau ohne Schatten, 

Verdi’s Nabucco, and

Bellini’s Il Pirata.

The three HD transmissions scheduled for the fall will be replaced by encore showings of past presentations of the same titles: Verdi’s Aida and Il Trovatore and Beethoven’s Fidelio.Type your paragraph here.

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New York, NY (June 1, 2020)—The Metropolitan Opera announced today that the company has made the difficult decision to cancel the first few months of its 2020–21 season, based on current information regarding the ongoing health crisis. The new season is now scheduled to begin on December 31, 2020, with a special gala performance, the details of which will be shared at a later date.