We regret to announce that the remainder of the 2019–20 Live in HD season has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 2020–21 Live in HD season will commence on October 10 with a new production of Verdi’s Aida, starring Anna Netrebko.
Statement from the Met Opera:
"During this extraordinary and difficult time, the Met hopes to brighten the lives of our audience members even while our stage is dark. Each day, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series is being made available for free streaming.”
More information can be found on their website at https://www.metopera.org/ including details of the free nightly streaming service.
Set in 16th Century Britain, Donizetti’s historical drama follows Mary, Queen of Scots and herbitter rivalry with the cousin responsible for imprisoning her, Queen Elizabeth I, and thrills with intense stand-offs and impressive vocal displays. Soprano Diana Damrau and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton square off as two of history’s most formidable monarchs, with Maurizio Benini conducting.
Please note: This performance is a screening recorded live from The Met Opera with a running time of 2 hours 55 minutes with one interval.