Metropolitan Opera’s free streaming launches today!

A day after canceling upcoming performances due to concerns around the coronavirus, the Metropolitan Opera announced that it would stream encore presentations from its award-winning Live in HD series of cinema transmissions on the company website for the duration of the closure.

The new offering will begin on Monday, March 16 with the 2010 HD performance of Bizet’s Carmen, conducted by Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and starring Elīna Garanča in the title role and Roberto Alagna as Don José.

All “Nightly Met Opera Streams” will begin at 7:30pm and will remain available via the homepage of metopera.org for 20 hours. The homepage link will open the performance on the Met Opera on Demand streaming service. The performance will also be viewable on all Met Opera on demand apps.

Roberto Alagna as Don JoséŽ and Elina Garanca in the title role of Bizet’s Carmen. Photograph: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Tonight will be Bizet’s Carmen conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and starring Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna. This was originally transmitted live on January 16, 2010. For the rest of the week’s performances click here.

Met Opera is also on Sirius/XM with the Toll Brother’s Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network. The Met’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical radio series in American broadcast history.

Head to www.metopera.org for all up to date info.

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