What Is the Schedule for the Metropolitan Opera HD?


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Metropolitan Opera HD’s 2015-16 schedule features presentations such as Giuseppe Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” on Oct. 3, 2015; Richard Wagner’s “Tannhauser” on Oct. 31, 2015; Alban Berg’s “Lulu” on Nov. 21, 2015; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” on Dec. 12, 2015; and Georges Bizet’s “Les Pecheurs de Perles” on Jan. 16, 2016. The full Metropolitan Opera HD schedule is available on the organization's official website, MetOpera.org.

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Scheduled live opera performances by Giacomo Puccini’s include “Turandot,” “Manon Lescaut” and “Madama Butterfly” on Jan. 30, March 5 and April 2, 2016, respectively. The two final opera screenings for the season are Gaetano Donizetti’s “Roberto Devereux” on April 16, 2016 and Richard Strauss’s “Elektra” on April 30, 2016. The 10 operas for the 2015-16 season are also scheduled for HD encore screenings on different dates.

Giuseppe Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” is a dramatic story of sacrifice and conflict, originally set in Northern Spain in the early 15th century. Alan Berg’s opera “Lulu” follows the tumultuous journey of a femme fatale, featuring love, obsession and death. Giuseppe Verdi’s “Otello” is based on Shakespeare’s play set on the island of Cyprus in the late 15th century. The opera “Les Pecheurs de Perles” by Georges Bizet takes place on Ceylon during a mythical period and showcases the themes of pure love, lust, betrayal and vengeance.

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