Last Updated on April 11, 2021 11:16 am
Enjoy operas from Mozart, Puccini, Tchaikovsky and more masters as the Metropolitan Opera celebrates Fairy Tale Week with free streaming operas today through Sunday, April 18, 2021.
“Wicked witches, fairy godmothers, and storybook princesses cast their spell in this week of fairy tale–inspired operas. ” the Met said in their weekly announcement.
The Met has been streaming a different Live HD opera every day during the Coronavirus pandemic. The opera of the day is available starting at 7:30 pm ET and remains available until 6:30 pm the following day.
To stream today’s opera performance for free visit:
To watch on your TV you can cast it from your PC, tablet or app, or some TVs have access to the Met Opera TV App. If you have a Smart TV, search the available apps to find and install it. Then open the app and click on Browse & Free Preview. Then scroll down to Free Nightly Met Opera Streams, and click on the free opera Preview which is usually the first one listed.
The Met canceled its 2020-2021 season but is scheduled to return on September 27, 2021.
Below is the schedule for the encore opera performances this week. Each stream becomes available at 7:30 PM EDT and remains accessible for on-demand viewing until 6:30 PM EDT the following day,
Below is the current schedule of free streaming from the Metropolitan Opera. You can get more details at:
Monday, April 12
Starring Kathleen Kim, Joyce DiDonato, Alice Coote, Stephanie Blythe, and Laurent Naouri, conducted by Bertrand de Billy. Production by Laurent Pelly. From April 28, 2018.
Tuesday, April 13
Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta / Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle
Starring Anna Netrebko and Piotr Beczała in Iolanta, and Nadja Michael and Mikhail Petrenko in Bluebeard’s Castle, conducted by Valery Gergiev. Production by Mariusz Treliński. From February 14, 2015.
Wednesday, April 14
Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte
Starring Golda Schultz, Kathryn Lewek, Charles Castronovo, Markus Werba, and René Pape, conducted by James Levine. Production by Julie Taymor. From October 14, 2017.
Thursday, April 15
Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel
Starring Judith Blegen, Frederica von Stade, Jean Kraft, Rosalind Elias, and Michael Devlin, conducted by Thomas Fulton. Production by Nathaniel Merrill. From December 25, 1982.
Friday, April 16
Starring Kristine Opolais, Katarina Dalayman, Jamie Barton, Brandon Jovanovich, and Eric Owens, conducted by Sir Mark Elder. Production by Mary Zimmerman. From February 25, 2017.
Sunday, April 18
Rossini’s La Cenerentola
Starring Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Flórez, Pietro Spagnoli, Alessandro Corbelli, and Luca Pisaroni, conducted by Fabio Luisi. Production by Cesare Lievi. From May 10, 2014
Below are instructions on how to watch operas from the Met; you can find more videos at the Met Opera Youtube Channel.
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You can find previews of many of operas on the Met Opera Youtube Channel.
Royal Opera Free Shows
The Royal Opera House is also streaming free operas and ballets every week. To start streaming visit the Royal Opera House Youtube Channel