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Classic Arts Features Schedule of Upcoming Live Opera and Ballet Broadcasts

The opera and ballet fans' guide to where they can view live broadcasts.

The following is a list of live opera and ballet productions announced to be shown in movie theatres and on television. Please submit updates to [email protected].

LA BOHÈME
• U.S. Broadcast Date: July 24, 2024
• Genre: Opera
• Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
• Director: Franco Zeffirelli
• Composer: Giacomo Puccini
• Cast: Sonya Yoncheva, Michael Fabiano
• An encore screening of a 2018 Metropolitan Opera performance of Puccini's opera about love among young artists in Paris.
• More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

LA CENERENTOLA
• U.S. Broadcast Date: July 31, 2024
• Genre: Opera
• Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
• Director: Cesare Lievi
• Composer: Gioachino Rossini
• Cast: Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Flórez
• An encore screening of a 2014 Metropolitan Opera performance of Rossini's opera based on Cinderella.
• More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

ROMÉO ET JULIETTE
• Channel: PBS
• U.S. Broadcast Date: August 4, 2024
• Genre: Opera
• Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
• Director: Bartlett Sher
• Composer: Charles Gounod
• Cast: Nadine Sierra, Benjamin Bernheim, Will Liverman, Frederick Ballentine, Samantha Hankey, Alfred Walker
• A Great Performances broadcast of The Metropolitan Opera production of Charles Gounod's opera based on the Shakespeare play about two star-crossed lovers.
• More Information: PBS

TURANDOT
• U.S. Broadcast Date: August 7, 2024
• Genre: Opera
• Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
• Director: Franco Zeffirelli
• Composer: Giacomo Puccini
• Cast: Nina Stemme, Marco Berti
• An encore screening of a 2016 Metropolitan Opera performance of Puccini's opera about a cold-hearted princess, and the bold prince determined to win her love.
• More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

PORGY AND BESS
• U.S. Broadcast Date: August 14, 2024
• Genre: Opera
• Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
• Director: Franco Zeffirelli
• Composer: George Gershwin
• Cast: Angel Blue, Eric Owens
• An encore screening of a 2020 Metropolitan Opera performance of Gershwin's opera about the inhabitants of Catfish Row in Charleston, South Carolina.
• More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

LA RONDINE
• Channel: PBS
• U.S. Broadcast Date: September 8, 2024
• Genre: Opera
• Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
• Director: Nicolas Joël
• Composer: Giacomo Puccini
• Cast: Angel Blue, Jonathan Tetelman, Emily Pogorelc, Bekhzod Davronov
• A Great Performances broadcast of The Metropolitan Opera production of Puccini's opera about a young woman who leaves behind her luxurious existence to follow her heart.
• More Information: PBS

EDWARD SCISSORHANDS
• U.S. Broadcast Date: From September 25, 2024
• Genre: Ballet
• Theatre: Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
• Director/Choreographer: Matthew Bourne
• Composers: Danny Elfman and Terry Davies
• Cast: Liam Mower, Kerry Biggin, Ben Brown, Nicole Kabera, Luke Murphy, Dominic North, and Ashley Shaw
• Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures performs the ballet based on the classic Tim Burton movie. Filmed in March 2024.
• More Information: EdwardScissorhandsDanceCinema.com

LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN
• U.S. Broadcast Date: October 5, 2024
• Genre: Opera
• Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
• Director: Bartlett Sher
• Composer: Jacques Offenbach
• Cast: Benjamin Bernheim, Erin Morley, Pretty Yende, Clémentine Margaine
• The Metropolitan Opera performs Offenbach's opera based on three stories by German writer E.T.A. Hoffmann.
• More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

MADAMA BUTTERFLY
• Channel: PBS
• U.S. Broadcast Date: October 6, 2024
• Genre: Opera
• Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
• Director: Anthony Minghella
• Composer: Giacomo Puccini
• Cast: Asmik Grigorian, Jonathan Tetelman, Elizabeth DeShong, Lucas Meachem
• The Metropolitan Opera performs Puccini's opera about a young Japanese geisha who falls in love with a visiting American naval officer.
• More Information: PBS

GROUNDED
• U.S. Broadcast Date: October 19, 2024
• Genre: Opera
• Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
• Director: Michael Mayer
• Composer: Jeanine Tesori
• Cast: Emily D’Angelo, Kirsten MacKinnon, Ben Bliss, Kyle Miller
• The Metropolitan Opera performs Tesori's opera based on librettist George Brant’s play about a hot-shot fighter pilot whose unplanned pregnancy takes her out of the cockpit and into operating a drone halfway around the world.
• More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

TOSCA
• U.S. Broadcast Date: November 23, 2024
• Genre: Opera
• Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
• Director: David McVicar
• Composer: Giacomo Puccini
• Cast: Lise Davidsen, Freddie De Tommaso, Quinn Kelsey
• The Metropolitan Opera performs Puccini's opera about a painter who runs afoul of the Chief of Police, and the singer who tries to save him.
• More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

AIDA
• U.S. Broadcast Date: January 25, 2025
• Genre: Opera
• Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
• Director: Michael Mayer
• Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
• Cast: Angel Blue, Judit Kutasi, Piotr Beczała, Quinn Kelsey, Dmitry Belosselskiy, Morris Robinson
• The Metropolitan Opera performs Verdi's opera set in ancient Egypt, about an Ethiopian princess torn between love and country.
• More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

FIDELIO
• U.S. Broadcast Date: March 15, 2025
• Genre: Opera
• Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
• Director: Jürgen Flimm
• Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
• Cast: Lise Davidsen, Ying Fang, David Butt Philip, Magnus Dietrich, Tomasz Konieczny, René Pape, Stephen Milling
• The Metropolitan Opera performs Beethoven's opera about a woman who risks everything to save her husband from the clutches of tyranny.
• More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
• U.S. Broadcast Date: April 26, 2025
• Genre: Opera
• Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
• Director: Richard Eyre
• Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
• Cast: Federica Lombardi, Olga Kulchynska, Marianne Crebassa, Elizabeth Bishop, Joshua Hopkins, Michael Sumuel, Maurizio Muraro
• The Metropolitan Opera performs Mozart's comic opera that tests the romantic bonds of two couples over the course of one eventful day.
• More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

SALOME
• U.S. Broadcast Date: May 17, 2025
• Genre: Opera
• Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
• Director: Claus Guth
• Composer: Richard Strauss
• Cast: Elza van den Heever, Michelle DeYoung, Gerhard Siegel, Piotr Buszewski, Peter Mattei
• The Metropolitan Opera performs Strauss's opera based on the play by Oscar Wilde.
• More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
• U.S. Broadcast Date: May 31, 2025
• Genre: Opera
• Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
• Director: Bartlett Sher
• Composer: Gioachino Rossini
• Cast: Aigul Akhmetshina, Jack Swanson, Andrey Zhilikhovsky, Peter Kálmán, Alexander Vinogradov
• The Metropolitan Opera performs Rossini's comic opera about the titular barber who helps two young lovers in their quest to be together.
• More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

 

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