Verdi’s Rigoletto will be broadcast live from Lincoln Center as The Metropolitan Opera performs the classic opera on Saturday, January 29, 2022.
Director Bartlett Sher’s bold new take on Verdi’s timeless tragedy arrives in cinemas on January 29. The Tony Award–winning director resets the opera’s action in 1920s Europe, with Art Deco sets by Michael Yeargan and elegant costumes by Catherine Zuber, themselves boasting a combined 11 Tony Awards.
Baritone Quinn Kelsey, a commanding artist at the height of his powers, brings his searing portrayal of the title role to the Met for the first time, starring alongside soprano Rosa Feola as Gilda and tenor Piotr Beczała as the Duke of Mantua, with leading maestro Daniele Rustioni on the podium. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.
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Below is a preview.
Rigoletto will also be broadcast on Metropolitan Opera Radio and on SiriuxXM (see details below).
Met Opera in Theatres
Live in HD – The Met’s live, high definition broadcast to thousands of theatres – was halted during the Coronavirus epidemic but has a full season planned for 2022. Seven live broadcasts are scheduled so far. Each live performance is on a Saturday, starting at 12:55 PM ET. Usually there is an encore screening later in the week.
The Met: Live in HD is produced with HD cameras placed around and behind the stage, capturing the beauty and power of live performances. Each broadcast is hosted by opera stars and includes behind-the-scenes features and live interviews during intermission. Subtitles in English and other languages are provided to theatre goers.
- Jules Massenet’s “Cinderella”: Live on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 2022, at 12:55 p.m. Run time 1 hrs 35 mins. In English with English, German, Spanish and Italian subtitles.
- Giuseppe Verdi’s “Rigoletto”: Live on Jan. 29 at 12:55 p.m. Run time 2 hrs 40 mins. In German with English, German, Spanish and Italian subtitles.
- Richard Strauss’s “Ariadne auf Naxos”: Live on March 12 at 12:55 p.m. Run time 2 hrs 50 mins. In English with English, German and Spanish subtitles.
- Giuseppe Verdi’s “Don Carlos”: Live on March 26 at noon, with an encore screening on April 3 at 6 p.m. Run time 4 hrs 55 mins. In French with English, German and Spanish subtitles.
- Giacomo Puccini’s “Turandot”: Live on May 7 at 12:55 p.m. Run time 3 hrs 15 mins. In Italian with English, German, Spanish and Italian subtitles.
- Gaetano Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor”: Live on May 21 at 12:30 p.m. Run time 3 hrs 25 mins. In Italian with English, German, Spanish and Italian subtitles.
- Brett Dean’s “Hamlet”: Live on June 4 at 12:55 p.m. Run time 3 hrs 15 mins. In English with English, German, Spanish and Italian subtitles.
Also for more details visit the Live in HD FAQ.
Met Opera on Broadcast Radio
On December 4, 2011, the Met began its 90th season of live Saturday afternoon broadcasts from Lincoln Center in New York City. Broadcasts are on the Toll Brothers Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network, with hundreds of stations. The program begins at 1 pm ET every Saturday.
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You can also find the broadcast on SiriusXM satellite radio ch. 355.
Here is the complete schedule of live radio broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera.
December 4, 2021
Aucoin’s Eurydice – Network Broadcast Premiere
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Erin Morley (Eurydice), Joshua Hopkins (Orpheus), Jakub Józef Orliński (Orpheus’s Double), Nathan Berg (Father), Barry Banks (Hades)
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Sondra Radvanovsky (Tosca), Brian Jagde (Cavaradossi), George Gagnidze (Scarpia), Patrick Carfizzi (Sacristan)
Mozart’s The Magic Flute – abridged English-language version
Jane Glover; Matthew Polenzani (Tamino), Hera Hyesang Park (Pamina), Rolando Villazón (Papageno), Morris Robinson (Sarastro), Kathryn Lewek (Queen of the Night), Rodell Rosel (Monostatos), Patrick Carfizzi (Speaker)
Aida at the Met
Highlights from great Met broadcasts of Verdi’s Aida in celebration of the 90th anniversary of Met broadcasts and the 150th anniversary of Aida
January 1, 2022
Massenet’s Cinderella – abridged English-language version
Emmanuel Villaume; Isabel Leonard (Cinderella), Emily D’Angelo (Prince Charming), Stephanie Blythe (Madame de la Haltière), Laurent Naouri (Pandolfe), Jessica Pratt (Fairy Godmother)
Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in my Bones – Network Broadcast Premiere
Performance from October 23, 2021
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Will Liverman (Charles), Angel Blue (Destiny/Loneliness/Greta), Latonia Moore (Billie)
Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro
Two exciting conductors, Daniele Rustioni and James Gaffigan, take the podium to lead Mozart’s breathless and breathtaking comedy. Bass-baritones Adam Plachetka and Gerald Finley share the role of the philandering Count, opposite sopranos Golda Schultz and Federica Lombardi as the dignified Countess. The wily maid Susanna is sung by sopranos Lucy Crowe and Aida Garifullina, and bass-baritones Ryan McKinny and Christian Van Horn share the title role of the foolhardy valet. READ MORE
Puccini’s La Bohème
The Met celebrates the 40th anniversary of Franco Zeffirelli’s beloved staging of the classic. READ MORE
Daniele Rustioni; Quinn Kelsey (Rigoletto), Rosa Feola (Gilda), Piotr Beczała (The Duke of Mantua), Andrea Mastroni (Sparafucile), Varduhi Abrahamyan (Maddalena)
The Met’s First Decade on the Air
Highlights from historic Met broadcasts
Performance from September 11, 2021
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Ailyn Pérez, Michelle DeYoung, Matthew Polenzani, Eric Owens
Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov
Performance from October 9, 2021
Sebastian Weigle; René Pape (Boris), David Butt Philip (Grigory), Ain Anger (Pimen), Maxim Paster (Shuisky), Aleksey Bogdanov (Shchelkalov), Ryan Speedo Green (Varlaam)
Celebrating Black History Month: Groundbreaking Artists on the Air
Broadcast highlights from some of the Met’s most revered African American stars
Listeners’ Choice: Great Met Broadcasts
R. Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos
Marek Janowski; Lise Davidsen (Ariadne), Brandon Jovanovich (Bacchus), Brenda Rae (Zerbinetta), Sean Michael Plumb (Harlequin), Isabel Leonard (Composer), Johannes Martin Kränzle (Music Master), Sir Thomas Allen (The Major-Domo)
March 19 (12 PM)
Harry Bicket; Elza van den Heever (Rodelinda), Iestyn Davies (Bertarido), Paul Appleby (Grimoaldo), Jamie Barton (Eduige), Anthony Roth Costanzo (Unulfo), Adam Plachetka (Garibaldo)
March 26 (12 PM)
Verdi’s Don Carlos – Network Broadcast Premiere of French-language version
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Matthew Polenzani (Don Carlos), Sonya Yoncheva (Élisabeth de Valois), Eric Owens (Philippe II), Elīna Garanča (La Princesse Eboli), Etienne Dupuis (Rodrigue), John Relyea (Le grand Inquisiteur)
Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro
James Gaffigan; Christian Van Horn (Figaro), Aida Garifullina (Susanna), Federica Lombardi (Countess Almaviva), Gerald Finley (Count Almaviva), Sasha Cooke (Cherubino), Elizabeth Bishop (Marcellina), Maurizio Muraro (Dr. Bartolo)
R. Strauss’s Elektra
Donald Runnicles; Nina Stemme (Elektra), Lise Davidsen (Chrysothemis), Michaela Schuster (Klytämnestra), Greer Grimsley (Orest), Stefan Vinke (Aegisth)
The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Performance from Fall 2021
David Robertson; Eric Owens (Porgy), Angel Blue (Bess), Alfred Walker (Crown), Frederick Ballentine (Sportin’ Life), Latonia Moore (Serena), Janai Brugger (Clara), Denyce Graves (Maria), Ryan Speedo Green (Jake)
Puccini’s Madama Butterfly
Alexander Soddy; Eleonora Buratto (Cio-Cio-San), Brian Jagde (Pinkerton), Elizabeth DeShong (Suzuki), David Bizic (Sharpless)
Marco Armiliato; Anna Netrebko (Turandot), Yonghoon Lee (Calàf), Ermonela Jaho (Liù), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Timur)
May 14 (12 PM)
Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Performance from Fall 2021
Antonio Pappano; Michael Volle (Hans Sachs), Klaus Florian Vogt (Walther Von Stolzing), Lise Davidsen (Eva), Johannes Martin Kränzle (Beckmesser), Georg Zeppenfeld (Pogner), Paul Appleby (David), Claudia Mahnke (Magdalene), Martin Gantner (Kothner), Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Nightwatchman)
Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor
Riccardo Frizza; Nadine Sierra (Lucia), Javier Camarena (Edgardo), Artur Ruciński (Enrico), Matthew Rose (Raimondo)
Karen Kamensek; Anthony Roth Costanzo (Akhnaten), Rihab Chaieb (Nefertiti), Zachary James (Amenhotep III), Disella Lárusdóttir (Queen Tye), Aaron Blake (High Priest of Amon), Richard Bernstein (Aye), Will Liverman (Horemhab)
Dean’s Hamlet – Network Broadcast Premiere
Nicholas Carter; Allan Clayton (Hamlet), Brenda Rae (Ophelia), Rod Gilfry (Claudius), Sarah Connolly (Gertrude), William Burden (Polonius), Jacques Imbrailo (Horatio), John Tomlinson (Ghost), David Butt Philip (Laertes), Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen (Rosencrantz), Christopher Lowrey (Guildenstern)
Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress
Susanna Mälkki; Ben Bliss (Tom Rakewell), Golda Schultz (Anne Trulove), Christian Van Horn (Nick Shadow), Alice Coote (Baba the Turk), James Creswell (Trulove)
Met Opera on SiriusXM Radio
Tune in to Met Opera Radio on Sirius XM channel 355 throughout the season to hear opera performed live from the Met stage. Join Met radio host Debra Lew Harder and commentator William Berger each week for broadcasts of premieres and revivals, chats with Met stars, and insightful commentary. Also listen around the clock to recent and historic Met performances of favorite works and rarities, and more, presented exclusively on Sirius XM.
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The Met Free Audio Streams
Starting October 9, 2021, you can stream a live audio broadcast from The Met every Saturday.
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The Met on Stage
The Met recently resumed its on live, on-stage performances. For that complete schedule visit:
The Met on Demand
True opera buffs may want to subscribe to The Met Opera on Demand, which provides online streaming access to more than 750 full-length Met performances.
For $14.99 a month or $149.99 a year, you can stream any of the available performances on any device that runs the Met Opera on Demand app. This includes any TV equipped with a Roku, Amazon Fire stick or Apple TV, also TVs with built in Roku and Fire, Samsung Smart TVs, Android TVs, and the Apple iPad, iPhone and Android phones and tablets.
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