Carmen, The Life and Times of Malcolm X, More Will Screen in Met Opera's 2024 Summer HD Festival | Playbill

Classic Arts News Carmen, The Life and Times of Malcolm X, More Will Screen in Met Opera's 2024 Summer HD Festival

The series of summer screenings will kick off August 23 with the 1998 film The Red Violin.

The Metropolitan Opera's 2023 Summer HD Festival on Lincoln Center Plaza Richard Termine / Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera's Summer HD Festival, an annual series of free screenings on Lincoln Center Plaza, will return this year, beginning Friday August 23 with a screening of the 1998 film The Red Violin, directed by François Girard, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Greta Scacchi, with an Academy Award-winning-score by John Corigliano.

The Summer HD festival will offer more than 2,500 seats nightly, with no tickets required. The festival continues with 10 operas from the Met's Live in HD catalog, primarily from the most recent season of Live in HD broadcasts. The full schedule is as follows:

Friday, August 23, 8 PM: The Red Violin
Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Greta Scacchi
Directed by François Girard

Saturday, August 24, 7:30 PM: Gounod's Roméo et Juliette
Starring Nadine Sierra, Benjamin Bernheim, Will Liverman, Frederick Ballentine, Samantha Hankey, Alfred Walker
Conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Directed by Bartlett Sher
Originally transmitted March 23, 2024

Sunday, August 25, 8 PM: Verdi's Nabucco
Starring George Gagnidze, Liudmyla Monastyrska, Maria Barakova, SeokJong Baek, Dmitry Belosselskiy
Conducted by Daniele Callegari
Directed by Elijah Moshinsky
Originally transmitted January 6, 2024

Monday, August 26, 8 PM: Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas
Starring Ailyn Pérez, Gabriella Ryees, Greer Grimsley, Mattia Olivieri, Mario Chang, Nancy Fabiola Herrera, Michael Chioldi
Conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Directed by Mary Zimmerman
Originally transmitted December 9, 2023

Tuesday, August 27, 8 PM: Puccini's La Rondine
Starring Angel Blue, Jonathan Tetelman, Emily Pogorelc, Bekhzod Davronov
Conducted by Speranza Scappucci
Directed by Nicolas Joël
Originally transmitted April 20, 2024

Wednesday, August 28, 7:30 PM: Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking
Starring Joyce DiDonato, Ryan McKinny, Latonia Moore, Susan Graham
Conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Directed by Ivo van Hove
Originally transmitted October 21, 2023

Thursday, August 29, 7:30 PM: Mozart's Don Giovanni
Starring Peter Mattei, Adam Plachetka, Federica Lombardi, Ana María Martínez, Ying Fang, Ben Bliss
Conducted by Nathalie Stutzmann
Directed by Ivo van Hove
Originally transmitted May 20, 2023

Friday, August 30, 7:30 PM: Anthony DavisX: The Life and Times of Malcolm X
Starring Will Liverman, Leah Hawkins, Raehann Bryce-Davis, Michael Sumuel, Victor Ryan Robertson
Conducted by Kazem Abdullah
Directed by Robert O'Hara
Originally transmitted November 18, 2023

Saturday, August 31, 7:30 PM: Bizet's Carmen
Staring Aigul Akhmetshina, Piotr Beczala, Angel Blue, Kyle Ketelsen
Conducted by Daniele Rustioni
Directed by Carrie Cracknell
Originally transmitted January 27, 2024

Sunday, September 1, 7:30 PM: Verdi's La Forza del Destino
Starring Lise Davidsen, Brian Jagde, Igor Golovatenko, Judit Kutasi, Patrick Carfizzi, Soloman Howard
Conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Directed by Mariusz Treliński
Originally transmitted March 9, 2024

Monday, September 2, 8 PM: Puccini's Madama Butterfly
Starring Asmik Grigorian, Jonathan Tetelman, Elizabeth DeShong, Lucas Meachem
Conducted by Xian Zhang
Directed by Anthony Minghella
Originally transmitted May 11, 2024

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