Enjoy classics from Wagner, Verdi, and more masters as the Metropolitan Opera begins a new week of free opera streaming today through Sunday, November 29, 2020.
The Met said this is “Family Drama Week.”
“Even if you may not be able to gather with your own family this unusual holiday season, we invite you to revel in the delicious drama of opera’s most dysfunctional family dynamics—including Strauss’s modern take on Greek myth and the demented House of Atreus, Elektra, on Thanksgiving Day. Explore the articles and resources below to expand your knowledge and enhance your experience as you enjoy the free streams,” the Met announced.
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 the current performance visit:
To watch on your TV you can cast it from your PC, tablet or app, or some TVs have access to a Met Opera TV App. If you have a Smart TV, search the available apps to find and install it. Then open the app then click on Browse & Free Preview. Then scroll down to Free Nightly Met Opera Streams, then click on the free opera Preview which is usually the first one listed.
The Met has canceled the remainder of its live 2019-2020 season. Below is the schedule for the encore opera performances this week. Each stream becomes available at 7:30PM EDT and remains accessible for on-demand viewing until 6:30PM EDT the following day,
Below is the current schedule of free streaming from the Metropolitan Opera. You can get more details at:
Monday, November 23
Verdi’s Il Trovatore
Starring Sondra Radvanovsky, Dolora Zajick, Marcelo Álvarez, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky, conducted by Marco Armiliato. From April 30, 2011.
Tuesday, November 24
Nico Muhly’s Marnie
Starring Isabel Leonard, Iestyn Davies, and Christopher Maltman, conducted by Roberto Spano. From November 10, 2018.
Wednesday, November 25
Starring Marlis Petersen, Jennifer Larmore, Simon Keenlyside, and James Morris, conducted by Louis Langrée. From March 27, 2010.
Thursday, November 26
Starring Nina Stemme, Adrianne Pieczonka, Waltraud Meier, and Eric Owens, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen. From April 30, 2016.
Friday, November 27
Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor
Starring Natalie Dessay, Joseph Calleja, Ludovic Tézier, and Kwangchul Youn, conducted by Patrick Summers. From March 19, 2011.
Saturday, November 28
Wagner’s Die Walküre
Starring Christine Goerke, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Jamie Barton, Stuart Skelton, Greer Grimsley, and Günther Groissböck, conducted by Philippe Jordan. From March 30, 2019.
Sunday, November 29
Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra
Starring Kiri Te Kanawa, Plácido Domingo, Vladimir Chernov, and Robert Lloyd, conducted by James Levine. From January 26, 1995.
Note: Many other streaming providers have 30-day free trial. For more details, visit: Guide to Free TV Streaming
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