The Metropolitan Opera’s Nightly Met Streams series continues with a fairy tale-themed week of free performances. Bookending the latest roster are two separate operas based on Cinderella: Massenet’s Cendrillon and Rossini’s La Cenerentola. Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato takes on the central role in both.
Later titles include Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), and Dvořák’s Rusalka (with a Little Mermaid-esque tail—er, tale).
The free streams are available starting at 7:30 PM ET each night at MetOpera.org for 23 hours each. Check out this week's complete schedule below.
April 12: Massenet’s Cendrillon
Starring Kathleen Kim, Joyce DiDonato, Alice Coote, Stephanie Blythe, and Laurent Naouri, conducted by Bertrand de Billy. Production by Laurent Pelly. Originally broadcast April 28, 2018.
April 13: Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta / Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle
Starring Anna Netrebko and Piotr Beczała in Iolanta, and Nadja Michael and Mikhail Petrenko in Bluebeard’s Castle, conducted by Valery Gergiev. Production by Mariusz Treliński. Originally broadcast February 14, 2015.
April 14: Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte
Starring Golda Schultz, Kathryn Lewek, Charles Castronovo, Markus Werba, and René Pape, conducted by James Levine. Production by Julie Taymor. Originally broadcast October 14, 2017.
April 15: Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel
Starring Judith Blegen, Frederica von Stade, Jean Kraft, Rosalind Elias, and Michael Devlin, conducted by Thomas Fulton. Production by Nathaniel Merrill. Originally broadcast December 25, 1982.
April 16: Dvořák’s Rusalka
Starring Kristine Opolais, Katarina Dalayman, Jamie Barton, Brandon Jovanovich, and Eric Owens, conducted by Sir Mark Elder. Production by Mary Zimmerman. Originally broadcast February 25, 2017.
April 17: Puccini’s Turandot
Starring Eva Marton, Leona Mitchell, Plácido Domingo, and Paul Plishka, conducted by James Levine. Production by Franco Zeffirelli. Originally broadcast April 4, 1987.
April 18: Rossini’s La Cenerentola
Starring Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Flórez, Pietro Spagnoli, Alessandro Corbelli, and Luca Pisaroni, conducted by Fabio Luisi. Production by Cesare Lievi. Originally broadcast May 10, 2014.