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New York: Metropolitan Opera nightly opera streams May 11 to May 17

Monday, May 11, 2020

This week’s schedule of Nightly Opera Streams runs the gamut, from a 1982 telecast of Lucia di Lammermoor starring the stupendous Joan Sutherland to the Met premiere of Thomas Adès’s 21st-century masterpiece The Tempest. Explore the articles and resources below to expand your knowledge and enhance your experience as you enjoy the streams.

Monday, May 11
Massenet’s Werther
Starring Lisette Oropesa, Sophie Koch, Jonas Kaufmann, and David Bižić, conducted by Alain Altinoglu. From March 15, 2014.

Tuesday, May 12
Thomas Adès’s The Tempest
Starring Audrey Luna, Isabel Leonard, Alek Shrader, Alan Oke, and Simon Keenlyside, conducted by Thomas Adès. From November 10, 2012.

Wednesday, May 13
Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos
Starring Jessye Norman, Kathleen Battle, and Tatiana Troyanos, conducted by James Levine. From March 12, 1988.

Thursday, May 14
Britten’s Peter Grimes
Starring Patricia Racette, Anthony Dean Griffey, and Anthony Michaels-Moore, conducted by Sir Donald Runnicles. From March 15, 2008.

Friday, May 15
Viewers’ Choice: Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor
Starring Joan Sutherland, Alfredo Kraus, Pablo Elvira, and Paul Plishka, conducted by Richard Bonynge. From November 13, 1982.

Saturday, May 16
Verdi’s Rigoletto
Starring Diana Damrau, Oksana Volkova, Piotr Beczała, and Željko Lučić, conducted by Michele Mariotti. From February 16, 2013.

Sunday, May 17
Verdi’s Nabucco
Starring Liudmyla Monastyrska, Jamie Barton, Russell Thomas, Plácido Domingo, and Dmitry Belosselskiy, conducted by James Levine. From January 7, 2017.

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Photo: Simon Keenlyside as Prospero in The Tempest. © 2012 Anne Deniau.