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Metropolitan Opera
At-Home Gala
Nightly Streams

Dear NCOS Members and Friends,

We hope that you are staying home and staying healthy during these difficult times. It is with regret that we shall be cancelling our in-person activities for the rest of the season. We shall eagerly anticipate the time when we can get back to activities, once we know that it will be safe for all of you for us to do so.

In the meantime we can meet and stay in touch online. Our newsletter can continue, even without live opera performances to review. Please consider sharing opera “postcards” of your favourite opera memories.

We hope that you have been able to take advantage of online opportunities to view rebroadcasts of performances. For your information the following event will be taking place on April 25:

At-Home Gala

Saturday, April 25

In its most ambitious effort yet to bring the joy and artistry of opera to audiences everywhere during the Met’s closure, the company will present an unprecedented virtual At-Home Gala, featuring more than 40 leading artists performing in a live stream from their homes all around the world. The event will take place Saturday, April 25, at 1 p.m. EDT, and will be available for free on the Met’s website. General Manager Peter Gelb and Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin will host from their homes in New York City and Montreal, respectively. Mr. Nézet-Séguin will also participate in the gala as a pianist, and will be featured as conductor in pre-recorded performances by the Met Orchestra and Chorus, which will be created from individual takes from the homes of each of the musicians in the days leading up to the gala.

After the live showing, the gala will be made available for on demand viewing on the Met website until 6:30 p.m. EDT the following day.

Here is the information on upcoming nightly Met Opera Streams:

The Metropolitan Opera

Nightly Opera Streams

Anna Bolena

Operatic royalty holds court in this week’s lineup of free opera streams. From the English queens of Donizetti’s Tudor operas—a three-night bel canto trilogy that includes Anna Bolena (pictured), Maria Stuarda, and Roberto Devereux—to the medieval ruler of Borodin’s rarely heard masterpiece Prince Igor, to Leontyne Price’s commanding performance as the Ethiopian princess Aida in our first classic telecast stream, it’s a truly noble lineup. Rounding out the week are Nico Muhly’s modern thriller Marnie and Verdi’s classic village drama Luisa Miller.

Monday, April 27

Donizetti’s Anna Bolena

Tuesday, April 28

Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda

Wedesday, April 29

Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux

Thursday, April 30

Nico Muhly’s Marnie

Friday, May 1

Viewers’ Choice: Verdi’s Aida

Saturday, May 2

Verdi’s Luisa Miller

Sunday, May 3

Borodin’s Prince Igor

For casting details and information about how to access the streams, visit the Met’s website,