Schedule of Upcoming Live Opera and Ballet Broadcasts

Classic Arts Features   Schedule of Upcoming Live Opera and Ballet Broadcasts
 
The opera and ballet fans' guide to where they can view live broadcasts.
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The following is a list of live opera and ballet productions announced to be shown in movie theatres and on television. Please submit updates to dgewirtzman@playbill.com.

SWAN LAKE
U.S. Broadcast Date: February 23, 2020
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Choreographer: Yuri Grigorovich
Composer: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Cast: Olga Smirnova, Jacopo Tissi
The Bolshoi Ballet performs the ballet about a prince who falls in love with a woman who is under a spell that turns her into a swan.
More Information: Fathom Events

AGRIPPINA
U.S. Broadcast Date: February 29, 2020
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: David McVicar
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Cast: Joyce DiDonato
The Metropolitan Opera performs Handel's opera about Agrippina, mother of Nero, who plots for her son to become emperor of Rome.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER
U.S. Broadcast Date: March 14, 2020
• Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: François Girard
Composer: Richard Wagner
Cast: Bryn Terfel
The Metropolitan Opera performs Wagner's opera about a cursed sea captain who is doomed to sail the ocean for eternity.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

ROMEO AND JULIET
U.S. Broadcast Date: March 20, 2020
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Choreographer: Yuri Grigorovich
Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Cast: Ekaterina Krysanova, Vladislav Lantratov
The Bolshoi Ballet performs the ballet based on Shakespeare's tragedy of star-crossed lovers.
More Information: Fathom Events

TURANDOT
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: March 20, 2020
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Cast: Christine Goerke, Yusif Eyvazov
A Great Performances at the Met broadcast of Puccini's opera about an icy Chinese princess who has renounced all men, and the prince who wins her love.
More Information: PBS

AKHNATEN
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: April 5, 2020
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Phelim McDermott
Composer: Philip Glass
Cast: Anthony Roth Costanzo, J'Nai Bridges
A Great Performances at the Met broadcast of Glass' opera based on the life of Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten.
More Information: PBS

TOSCA
U.S. Broadcast Date: April 11, 2020
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: David McVicar
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Cast: Anna Netrebko, Brian Jagde, Michael Volle
The Metropolitan Opera performs Puccini's opera about a painter who runs afoul of the Chief of Police, and the singer who tries to save him.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

JEWELS
U.S. Broadcast Date: April 19, 2020
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Choreographer: George Balanchine
Composer: Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky, Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Cast: TBD
The Bolshoi Ballet performs Balanchine's three-part ballet.
More Information: Fathom Events

WOZZECK
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: May 3, 2020
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: William Kentridge
Composer: Alban Berg
Cast: Peter Mattei, Elza van den Heever
A Great Performances at the Met broadcast of Berg's opera about an abused soldier.
More Information: PBS

MARIA STUARDA
U.S. Broadcast Date: May 9, 2020
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: David McVicar
Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Cast: Diana Damrau, Jamie Barton, Stephen Costello
The Metropolitan Opera performs Donizetti's opera about Mary, Queen of Scots.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

AGRIPPINA
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: June 7, 2020
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: David McVicar
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Cast: Joyce DiDonato
A Great Performances at the Met broadcast of Handel's opera about Agrippina, mother of Nero, who plots for her son to become emperor of Rome.
More Information: PBS

DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: July 5, 2020
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: François Girard
Composer: Richard Wagner
Cast: Bryn Terfel
A Great Performances at the Met broadcast of Wagner's opera about a cursed sea captain who is doomed to sail the ocean for eternity.
More Information: PBS

PORGY AND BESS
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: July 17, 2020
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: James Robinson
Composer: George Gershwin
Cast: Eric Owens, Angel Blue
A Great Performances at the Met broadcast of Gershwin's opera about the inhabitants of Catfish Row in Charleston, South Carolina.
More Information: PBS

TOSCA
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: August 2, 2020
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: David McVicar
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Cast: Anna Netrebko, Brian Jagde, Michael Volle
A Great Performances at the Met broadcast of Puccini's opera about a painter who runs afoul of the Chief of Police, and the singer who tries to save him.
More Information: PBS

MARIA STUARDA
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: September 6, 2020
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: David McVicar
Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Cast: Diana Damrau, Jamie Barton, Stephen Costello
A Great Performances at the Met broadcast of Donizetti's opera about Mary, Queen of Scots.
More Information: PBS

AIDA
U.S. Broadcast Date: October 10, 2020
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Michael Mayer
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Cast: Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczala, Anita Rachvelishvili
The Metropolitan Opera performs Verdi's opera set in ancient Egypt.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

IL TROVATORE
U.S. Broadcast Date: November 7, 2020
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: David McVicar
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Cast: Sonya Yoncheva, Roberto Aronica, Quinn Kelsey, Ekaterina Semenchuk
The Metropolitan Opera performs Verdi's opera about four characters caught in a web of family ties, politics, and love.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

FIDELIO
U.S. Broadcast Date: December 12, 2020
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Jürgen Flimm
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Cast: Lise Davidsen, Brandon Jovanovich
The Metropolitan Opera performs Beethoven's opera about a political prisoner whose wife sets out to rescue him.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE
U.S. Broadcast Date: January 16, 2021
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Simon McBurney
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Cast: Stanislas de Barbeyrac, Christiane Karg, Kathryn Lewek, Stephen Milling, Thomas Oliemans
The Metropolitan Opera performs Mozart's opera about a prince who sets out to rescue the daughter of the Queen of the Night.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

ROMÉO ET JULIETTE
U.S. Broadcast Date: January 30, 2021
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Bartlett Sher
Composer: Charles Gounod
Cast: Stephen Costello, Nadine Sierra
The Metropolitan Opera performs Gounod's opera based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

DON GIOVANNI
U.S. Broadcast Date: March 27, 2021
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Ivo van Hove
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Cast: Peter Mattei, Gerald Finley, Isabel Leonard, Hera Hyesang Park, Ailyn Pérez
The Metropolitan Opera performs Mozart's opera based on the legend of seducer Don Juan.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

DEAD MAN WALKING
U.S. Broadcast Date: April 17, 2021
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Ivo van Hove
Composer: Jake Heggie
Cast: Joyce DiDonato, Etienne Dupuis, Susan Graham, Latonia Moore
The Metropolitan Opera performs Heggie's opera based on Sister Helen Prejean's memoir about her fight for the soul of a condemned murderer.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN
U.S. Broadcast Date: April 24, 2021
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Herbert Wernicke
Composer: Richard Strauss
Cast: Elza van den Heever, Evelyn Herlitzius, Nina Stemme, Klaus Florian Vogt, Michael Volle
The Metropolitan Opera performs Strauss' opera about a half-human Empress in search of a shadow.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

NABUCCO
U.S. Broadcast Date: May 8, 2021
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Elijah Moshinsky
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Cast: Anna Netrebko, George Gagnidze, Varduhi Abrahamyan, Dmitry Belosselskiy, Najmiddin Mavlyanov,
The Metropolitan Opera performs Verdi's opera about a the King of Babylon, and his daughter who is in love with an Israelite.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

IL PIRATA
U.S. Broadcast Date: xxx
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: John Copley
Composer: Vincenzo Bellini
Cast: Diana Damrau, Javier Camarena
The Metropolitan Opera performs Bellini's opera about a woman driven mad by her love for an exiled pirate.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera


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