The Met: Live in HD 2022-23 Season

The Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts, The Met: Live in HD, continues on 10 December, with a live transmission of Kevin Puts’ The Hours, adapted from Michael Cunningham’s acclaimed novel. Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway and made a household name by the Oscar-winning 2002 film version starring Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman, the powerful story follows three women from different eras who each grapple with their inner demons and their roles in society

In addition to  The Hours, the 2022–23  Live in HD season will feature another company premiere, transmitted live from the Met stage to cinemas worldwide, also led by Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin: Terence Blanchard’s first opera, Champion, about the life of boxer Emile Griffith. 

Four new productions will be presented throughout the season: Giordano’s Fedora with soprano Sonya Yoncheva in the title role; Wagner’s Lohengrin starring tenor Piotr Beczała; and two Mozart operas conducted by  Nathalie Stutzmann, including a cinematic staging of Don Giovanni  by  Ivo van Hove  and  Simon McBurney’s production of Die Zauberflöte, which raises the orchestra pit to allow interaction with the cast.

Live in HD  audiences will also have the chance to see the return of two of Robert Carsen’s productions, including Verdi’s Falstaff, with baritone Michael Volle singing the title role in his first Verdi opera at the Met, and Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, with soprano Lise Davidsen and mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as the Marschallin and Octavian.