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 18 March, with a live transmission of Wagner's Lohengrin. This soaring masterpiece makes its triumphant return to the Met stage after 17 years. Tenor Piotr Beczała plays the title role of the mysterious swan knight with soprano Tamara Wilson as the virtuous duchess Elsa, falsely accused of murder.

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

Along with Lohengrin, other new productions will be presented throughout the rest of the season: two Mozart operas conducted by  Nathalie Stutzmann, 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.