Met Opera Nightly Streams

While the Met Opera is closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it continues to offer extraordinary entertainment through its Nightly Opera Streams. The performances, originally captured as live broadcasts, begin at 7:30 PM on the company’s website. 

'Il Trovatore' by Verdi

Il Trovatore
Tues, July 7

The Met assembled a powerhouse quartet to tackle the daunting principal roles: Éva Marton, Dolora Zajick, Luciano Pavarotti, and Sherrill Milnes. The four stars tear into Verdi’s thrilling score, packed from beginning to end with memorable arias, searing and swooning duets, and rousing ensemble and choral numbers.

'Così fan tutte' by Mozart

Così fan tutte

Wed, July 8

The last of Mozart’s legendary collaborations with librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte, this exuberant comedy of manners and morals tracks an ill-conceived bet about women’s fidelity and the darkly hilarious fall-out it produces.

'Francesca da Rimini' by Zandonai

Francesca da Rimini

Thu, July 9

 
The music of early–20th-century Italian composer Francesco Zandonai has largely been forgotten—with the exception of this expansive 1914 opera based on an episode from Dante’s Inferno.

Eugene Oregon' by Tchaikovsky

Eugene Onegin

Fri, July 10

 
Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece exemplifies the dramatic sweep, complex characterization, and insight into human nature that define great Russian literature and music. Tatiana, an intelligent but naïve adolescent girl who is first rejected by an older, more worldly man, then blossoms into an elegant, rich, aristocratic woman and returns the favor when the two meet again.

'Madama Butterfly' by Puccini

Madama Butterfly

Sat, July 11


Anthony Minghella’s exquisite production—an instant classic at the Met since its 2006 premiere—provides an evocative setting for this tragedy about a noble but naive geisha awaiting the return of her American Navy lieutenant. 

'Tristan und Isolde' by Wagner

Tristan und Isolde

Sun, July 12


Inspired by Wagner’s own tortured affair with the wife of his patron, this searing masterwork is based on Arthurian legend and tells of an illicit romance between a Breton nobleman and the Irish princess betrothed to his uncle and king.