2012–13 Live in HD Schedule Enjoy another spectacular season of the Metropolitan Opera in movie theaters around the world. Find a movie theater near you. Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore–New Production October 13, 2012, 12:55 pm ET U.S. Encore: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 6:30 pm local time Canada Encores: Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 12:00 pm local time Monday, November … Read more
Take advantage of “front row” seats at the Met’s new 2011-12 HD Live opera season, and watch opening day performances (or encore evening showings) at local movie theaters throughout the world. Although nothing beats a live performance at the Met in Lincoln Center, these simulcast live performances on screen are the next best thing, and … Read more
Educator Guides to the Operas Plan an opera study unit for your students based on one of the operas in the 2010-11 Metropolitan Opera season, climaxing with a Night at the Opera in a local movie theater or at your school. The Met Live in HD series offers free opera-specific educational guides you can use … Read more
The fifth season of the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series is coming to a movie theater near you! Enjoy front row seats at these live opening night productions. It is so easy to feel more engaged with opera on a large screen, where you can see everything “up close and personal.” Feel the pre-performance … Read more
Bring full-scale Metropolitan Opera productions into your classroom! The free Live in HD school program from the Met is now available in some school districts around the country, and online educational guides put the icing on the cake. Teaching guides for each Metropolitan opera production include classroom activities, musical highlights, story synopses, accompanying audio clips, … Read more
Can’t go to the opera? Does your busy schedule or a pinched pocketbook or an illness make you miss the magic of the live performance? While there is nothing like the excitement of being in the theater for the real event, there are now 2 wonderful and affordable alternatives: Option 1. Opera Night at the … Read more
The Lion’s Face, a new opera on the effects of ageing and memory loss, premieres in Brighton, England May 20, 2010, then tours the UK for the summer. The music is by Elena Langer, and the lyrics by Glyn Maxwell. The creation of the opera involved an intense collaboration with scientists and doctors at the … Read more
This took a little research to find, but thought that opera and ballet fans in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex would find this theater schedule handy for upcoming productions from major opera/ballet companies around the world. How exciting is this! Gather up your friends or your music class and plan a night at the opera, Texas … Read more
Enjoy front row seats at the latest operatic productions from Milan’s La Scala and Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu, as well as from other European venues, all in the comfort of your local movie theater. Join opening night audiences throughout the world to experience these outstanding operas in digital HD. Oh brave new world that … Read more
“I give bird-songs to those who dwell in cities and have never heard them. . .and paint colors for those who see none.” —Messiaen. He used birdsongs and colors as no musician ever had before, bringing beauty and hope even to fellow prisoners in a German POW camp.
“A superb singer is really a highly trained athlete. You must stay in training.” – Grace Bumbry. Transforming herself from mezzo to high soprano proved her point.
“Where the Wild Things Are” & “Higglety Pigglety Pop!” offer a kid-friendly intro to opera. “Let the wild rumpus start” in these fantasy operas by composer Oliver Knussen & author/artist Maurice Sendak.
Will the Sydney Opera House survive? Badly in need of refurbishing, this landmark piece of architecture may be renovated as a multipurpose art venue.
His German opera Hansel and Gretel was the first complete opera ever broadcast on radio (1923), and is still a favorite with kids everywhere.
Houston Grand Opera is offering incredible specials for teachers for the 2009-10 season. Check it out!
Enjoy this handy opera glossary of terms from the San Diego Opera.
Opera Study Guides of every broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera since 2000 are easily accessible online in several languages. Over 100 in all!