The Metropolitan Opera in New York City offers several ways to listen to live and repeat operas, and to experience some operas in live high definition.
The next radio broadcast from The Met is Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci at 1 pm Saturday, February 11, 2023. This is a repeat performance from 1970 that commemorates the centenary of director Franco Zeffirelli. This historic performance features Leonard Bernstein conducting Grace Bumbry and Franco Corelli in Cavalleria Rusticana, and Fausto Cleva conducting Teresa Stratas and Richard Tucker in Pagliacci.
For the schedule of Met Opera radio broadcasts see:
Met Opera on SiriusXM Radio
Tune in to Met Opera Radio on SiriusXM channel 355 anytime to hear live and repeat broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera 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 all day every day you can listen to recent and historic Met performances of favorite works and rarities, and more, presented exclusively on Sirius XM. Hear live performances on Saturdays when the Met is in season.
For Met Opera radio schedules and more details visit:
Met Opera on Broadcast Radio
Hear live and repeat broadcasts on select radio stations every Saturday during the Metropolitan Opera season. Sponsored by Toll Bros., these stations give free broadcasts every Saturday starting at 1 pm.
The Met broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical music program in radio history and are carried by more than 300 stations. Find the Met Opera stations at: Met Opera Radio Station Finder
Metropolitan Opera Free Streaming
You can tune into an audio stream of select operas from The Met on your PC or smartphone. These are usually evening performances. You can find the schedule and more details at:
Met Opera Live in HD
Live in HD – The Met’s live, high definition broadcast to thousands of theatres – is back for the 2022-23 season.
The Met: Live in HD series 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.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Schedule
The Metropolitan Opera has 10 Live in HD broadcasts for the 2022-23 season. Each live performance is on a Saturday, starting at 12:55 PM ET. The 2022-23 Met Live in HD schedule is as follows:
Medea Sat, Oct 22, 2022 12:55 PM. Live performance. Sondra Radvanovsky stars as the mythic sorceress who will stop at nothing in her quest for vengeance. Joining Radvanovsky in the Met-premiere production of Cherubini’s rarely performed masterpiece is tenor Matthew Polenzani as Medea’s Argonaut husband, Giasone; soprano Janai Brugger as her rival for his love, Glauce; bass Michele Pertusi as her father, Creonte, the King of Corinth; and mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Gubanova as Medea’s confidante, Neris.
La Traviata Sat, Nov 05, 2022 12:55 PM. Live Performance. Soprano Nadine Sierra stars as the self-sacrificing courtesan Violetta—one of opera’s ultimate heroines—in Michael Mayer’s vibrant production of Verdi’s beloved tragedy. Tenor Stephen Costello is her self- centered lover Alfredo, alongside baritone Luca Salsi as his disapproving father, and Maestro Daniele Callegari on the podium.
The Magic Flute Sat, Dec 3, 2022 12:55 PM. Julie Taymor’s kaleidoscopic production returns to select cinemas this holiday season in an encore presentation of the company’s first-ever Live in HD transmission, which features a stellar cast including tenor Matthew Polenzani, baritone Nathan Gunn, and bass René Pape in this abridged, English-language version of Mozart’s classic fable.
The Hours Sat, Dec 10, 2022 12:55 PM. Live Performance. Renée Fleming makes her highly anticipated return to the Met in the world-premiere production of Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Kevin Puts’s The Hours, adapted from Michael Cunningham’s acclaimed novel. Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway and made a household name by the Oscar-winning 2002 film version. The powerful story follows three women from different eras who each grapple with their inner demons and their roles in society. Below is an orchestra rehearsal of The Hours.
Fedora Sat, Jan 14, 2023 12:55 PM. Live Performance. Umberto Giordano’s exhilarating drama returns to the Met repertory for the first time in 25 years. Packed with memorable melodies, showstopping arias, and explosive confrontations, Fedora requires a cast of thrilling voices to take flight, and the Met’s new production promises to deliver. Soprano Sonya Yoncheva, one of today’s most riveting artists, sings the title role of the 19th-century Russian princess who falls in love with her fiancé’s murderer, Count Loris, sung by star tenor Piotr Beczała. Soprano Rosa Feola is the Countess Olga, Fedora’s confidant, and baritone Artur Ruciński is the diplomat De Siriex.
Lohengrin Sat, Mar 18, 2023 11:55 AM. Live Performance. Wagner’s soaring masterpiece makes its triumphant return to the Met stage after 17 years. In a sequel to his revelatory production of Parsifal, director François Girard unveils an atmospheric staging that once again weds his striking visual style and keen dramatic insight to Wagner’s breathtaking music, with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium to conduct a supreme cast led by tenor Piotr Beczała in the title role of the mysterious swan knight. Soprano Tamara Wilson is the virtuous duchess Elsa, falsely accused of murder, going head-to-head with soprano Christine Goerke as the cunning sorceress Ortrud, who seeks to lay her low.
Falstaff Sat, Apr 01, 2023 12:30 PM. Live Performance. Baritone Michael Volle stars as the caddish knight Falstaff, gleefully tormented by a trio of clever women who deliver his comeuppance, in Verdi’s glorious Shakespearean comedy.
Der Rosenkavalier Sat, Apr 15, 2023 11:55 AM. Live Performance. A dream cast assembles for Strauss’s grand Viennese comedy. Soprano Lise Davidsen is the aging Marschallin, opposite mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as her lover Octavian and soprano Erin Morley as Sophie, the beautiful younger woman who steals his heart. Bass Günther Groissböck returns as the churlish Baron Ochs, and Markus Brück is Sophie’s wealthy father, Faninal.
Champion Sat, Apr 29, 2023 12:55 PM. Live Performance. Six-time Grammy Award–winning composer Terence Blanchard brings his first opera to the Met after his Fire Shut Up in My Bones triumphantly premiered with the company to universal acclaim in 2021–22. Bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green is the young boxer Emile Griffith, who rises from obscurity to become a world champion, and bass-baritone Eric Owens portrays Griffith’s older self, haunted by the ghosts of his past.
Don Giovanni Sat, May 20, 2023 12:55 PM. Live Performance. Tony Award–winning director of Broadway’s A View from the Bridge and West Side Story, Ivo van Hove makes a major Met debut with a new take on Mozart’s tragicomedy, re-setting the familiar tale of deceit and damnation in an abstract architectural landscape and shining a light into the dark corners of the story and its characters. Maestro Nathalie Stutzmann makes her Met debut conducting a star-studded cast led by baritone Peter Mattei as a magnetic Don Giovanni,
Die Zauberflöte Sat, Jun 03, 2023 12:55 PM. Live Performance. One of opera’s most beloved works receives its first new Met staging in 19 years—a daring vision by renowned English director Simon McBurney that The Wall Street Journal declared “the best production I’ve ever witnessed of Mozart’s opera.” Nathalie Stutzmann conducts the Met Orchestra, with the pit raised to make the musicians visible to the audience and allow interaction with the cast. In his Met-debut staging, McBurney lets loose a volley of theatrical flourishes, incorporating projections, sound effects, and acrobatics to match the spectacle and drama of Mozart’s fable.
For more information on The Met: Live in HD season, visit:
Also for more details visit the Live in HD FAQ.
Below is a preview of the new Met Live in HD series.
Metropolitan Opera 2022-23 Season
The Metropolitan Opera returned for the 2022-23 season with live performances on Tuesday, September 27, 2022.
Opening night for the new season was September 27, 2022, with Cherubini’s Medea. In keeping with tradition there was a live simulcast at several locations in New York City, including Marcus Garvey Park and Times Square. Read more at:
Below are highlights of opening night from The Metropolitan Opera YouTube Channel.
Other on-stage operas this year include Aida, La Boheme, Tosca and more classics from the great masters. For the complete Metropolitan Opera 2022-23 season, 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.
Below is a preview of The Met Opera on Demand service. For details visit:
Connect with The Met
You can also get involved by joining the Metropolitan Opera Guild.
You can find previews of many of operas on the Met Opera Youtube Channel.