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
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
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
Thu, July 9
Eugene Oregon' by Tchaikovsky
Fri, July 10
'Madama Butterfly' by Puccini
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
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.