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    OPERA

    La Boheme

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    October 2 - October 11, 2015

    Music by Giacomo Puccini
    Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa

    Sung in Italian with projected English translation

    Puccini’s poetic masterpiece is reimagined against the electrifying backdrop of the 1968 Paris student revolution. Inspired by the films of the French New Wave, this theatrically and musically vivid new production transports one of the world’s greatest love stories to ...more


    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: II Trovatore

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 3, 2015

    The Live in HD season begins October 3 with Anna Netrebko in her highly anticipated Met role debut as Leonora, the tortured heroine of Il Trovatore. Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings Count di Luna in the...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: "Otello"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 17, 2015

    A new staging of Verdi’s masterpiece Otello, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and directed by Bartlett Sher, opens the Met season. Aleksandrs Antonenko sings his first Met...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: "Tannhäuser"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 31, 2015

    James Levine conducts the first Met revival of Wagner’s Tannhäuser since 2004, seen in Otto Schenk’s 1977 production. Johan Botha sings his first company performances of the demanding title...more

    Opera 102 Class

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 7 - November 4, 2015

    The popular Opera 101 series is expanding!  Opera 102 is broken down into two separate series (each four nights long) to gain a deeper knowledge of opera throughout the centuries.  They...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Lulu

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 21, 2015

    William Kentridge returns to the Met for his first new production since the company premiere of The Nose, which caused a sensation when it opened in 2010. The inventive visual artist...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: "The Magic Flute"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    December 13, 2015

    The groundbreaking broadcast that launched the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series to movie theaters in 2006, The Magic Flute enchanted opera lovers from around the world with the whimsical...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: "Les Pêcheurs de Perles"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    January 16, 2016

    For the first time since Enrico Caruso starred in the opera in 1916, the Met will present Bizet’s lush, melodic romance Les Pêcheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers), in a production by...more

    Metropolitan Opera in HD: "Turandot"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    January 30, 2016

    Swedish dramatic soprano Nina Stemme sings her first Met performances of the demanding title role of Puccini’s Chinese ice princess, with Anita Hartig in her company role debut as the angelic...more

    Special Live Opera Event: "La Traviata"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    February 14, 2016

    Dumas’ semi-autobiographical novel caused quite a stir in mid-century Paris, and his doomed Lady of the Camellias has been a favorite of stage actresses such as Sarah Bernhardt and, later, of...more

    Metropolitan Opera in HD: "Manon Lescaut"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 5, 2016

    Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann star as the ill-fated lovers at the center of Manon Lescaut, Puccini’s passionate adaptation of the classic novel about a free-spirited country girl who...more

    Metropolitan Live in HD: "Madama Butterfly"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 2, 2016

    Kristine Opolais brings her heartbreaking interpretation of the title role in Madama Butterfly to Live in HD screens for the first time, in Anthony Minghella’s critically acclaimed 2006...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: "Roberto Devereux"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 16, 2016

    The final opera in Donizetti’s “Tudor trilogy” focuses on the older Queen Elizabeth I, who is forced to sign the death warrant of the nobleman she loves. Sir David McVicar, who directed the...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: "Ekektra"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 30, 2016

    Strauss’s blazing tragedy about an ancient Greek princess hell-bent on revenge comes to the Met in the final opera production by the legendary director Patrice Chéreau, who died in 2014....more

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