Our free Nightly Opera Streams continue with a week of screenings that features Donizetti’s bel canto Tudor trilogy, a thrilling contemporary opera, and our first Viewers’ Choice classic telecast—Aida, starring Leontyne Price. Explore the articles and resources below to expand your knowledge and enhance your experience as you enjoy the streams.
Each stream becomes available at 7:30 p.m. EDT and remains accessible for on-demand viewing until 6:30 p.m. the following day.
Monday, April 27
Donizetti’s Anna Bolena
Starring Anna Netrebko, Ekaterina Gubanova, Stephen Costello, and Ildar Abdrazakov, conducted by Marco Armiliato. From October 15, 2011.
Tuesday, April 28
Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda
Starring Elza van den Heever, Joyce DiDonato, and Matthew Polenzani, conducted by Maurizio Benini. From January 19, 2013.
Wednesday, April 29
Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux
Starring Sondra Radvanovsky, Elīna Garanča, Matthew Polenzani, and Mariusz Kwiecien, conducted by Maurizio Benini. From April 16, 2016.
Thursday, April 30
Nico Muhly’s Marnie
Starring Isabel Leonard, Iestyn Davies, and Christopher Maltman, conducted by Roberto Spano. From November 10, 2018.
Friday, May 1
Viewers’ Choice: Verdi’s Aida
Starring Leontyne Price, Fiorenza Cossotto, James McCracken, and Simon Estes, conducted by James Levine. Transmitted live on January 3, 1985.
Saturday, May 2
Verdi’s Luisa Miller
Starring Sonya Yoncheva, Piotr Beczała, and Plácido Domingo, conducted by Bertrand de Billy. From April 14, 2018.
Sunday, May 3
Borodin’s Prince Igor
Starring Oksana Dyka, Anita Rachvelishvili, and Ildar Abdrazakov, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. From March 1, 2014.
For more information. visit www.metopera.org.
Photo: Sondra Radvanovsky as Elisabeta in Roberto Devereux. © 2016 Ken Howard.