Schedule of Upcoming Live Opera and Ballet Broadcasts

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The opera and ballet fans' guide to where they can view live broadcasts.
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The following is a list of live opera and ballet productions announced to be shown in movie theatres and on television. Please submit updates to dgewirtzman@playbill.com.

RIGOLETTO
• U.S. Broadcast Date: Select dates February 6 – March 6, 2018
• Genre: Opera
• Theatre: Royal Opera House, London
• Director: David McVicar
• Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
• Cast: Lucy Crowe, Michael Fabiano, Dimitri Platanias
• The Royal Opera performs Verdi's opera about a court jester who falls in love with the daughter of a Duke.
• More Information: Royal Opera House

LA BOHÈME
U.S. Broadcast Date: February 24, 2018 (Encore broadcast: February 28)
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Cast: Michael Fabiano, Alexey Lavrov, Lucas Meachem, Susanna Phillips, Matthew Rose, Sonya Yoncheva
The Metropolitan Opera performs Puccini's opera about love among young artists in Paris.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

TOSCA
• U.S. Broadcast Date: Select dates February 28 – March 28, 2018
• Genre: Opera
• Theatre: Royal Opera House, London
• Director: Jonathan Kent
• Composer: Giacomo Puccini
• Cast: Joseph Calleja, Gerald Finley, Adrianne Pieczonka
• The Royal Opera performs Puccini's opera about a painter who runs afoul of the Chief of Police, and the singer who tries to save him.
• More Information: Royal Opera House

THE FLAMES OF PARIS
U.S. Broadcast Date: March 4, 2018
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Choreographer: Alexei Ratmansky, after Vasily Vainonen
Composer: Boris Asafiev
Cast: TBA
The Bolshoi Ballet performs a ballet about two siblings who head to Paris during the French Revolution.
More Information: Bolshoi Ballet

SEMIRAMIDE
U.S. Broadcast Date: March 10, 2018 (Encore broadcast: March 14)
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: John Copley
Composer: Gioachino Rossini
Cast: Ildar Abdrazakov, Javier Camarena, Elizabeth DeShong, Ryan Speedo Green, Angela Meade
The Metropolitan Opera performs Rossini's bel canto opera about the murderous Queen of Babylon.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

THE WINTER'S TALE
U.S. Broadcast Date: Select dates March 21 – April 21, 2018
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Royal Opera House, London
Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon
Composer: Joby Talbot
Cast: Matthew Ball, Lauren Cuthbertson, Sarah Lamb, Steven McRae, Laura Morera, Edward Watson
The Royal Ballet performs a ballet based on the Shakespeare play.
More Information: Royal Opera House

THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: March 25, 2018
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Tom Cairns
Composer: Thomas Adès
Cast: Frédéric Antoun, Sophie Bevan, Alice Coote, Iestyn Davies, Rod Gilfry, Joseph Kaiser, Audrey Luna, Sally Matthews, John Tomlinson
The Metropolitan Opera performs the U.S. premiere of Adès' opera based on the classic Luis Buñuel film.
More Information: Great Performances

CARMEN
U.S. Broadcast Date: Select dates March 27 – April 27, 2018
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Royal Opera House, London
Director: Barrie Kosky
Composer: Georges Bizet
Cast: Anna Goryachova, Francesco Meli, Kristina Mkhitaryan, Kostas Smoriginas
The Royal Opera performs Bizet's opera about a soldier who falls in love with a gypsy woman.
More Information: Royal Opera House

COSÌ FAN TUTTE
U.S. Broadcast Date: March 31, 2018 (Encore broadcast: April 4)
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Phelim McDermott
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Cast: Ben Bliss, Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Christopher Maltman, Kelli O'Hara, Adam Plachetka
The Metropolitan Opera performs Mozart's comic opera set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

GISELLE
U.S. Broadcast Date: April 8, 2018
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Choreographer: Yuri Grigorovich
Composer: Adolphe Adam
Cast: Sergei Polunin, Svetlana Zakharova
The Bolshoi Ballet performs the classic romantic ballet.
More Information: Bolshoi Ballet

LUISA MILLER
U.S. Broadcast Date: April 14, 2018 (Encore broadcast: April 18)
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Elijah Moshinsky
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Cast: Piotr Beczala, Dmitry Belosselskiy, Plácido Domingo, Olesya Petrova, Alexander Vinogradov, Sonya Yoncheva
The Metropolitan Opera performs Verdi's tragic opera of fatherly love.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

NEW WAYNE MCGREGOR / THE AGE OF ANXIETY / NEW CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON
U.S. Broadcast Date: Select dates April 20 – May 20, 2018
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Royal Opera House, London
Choreographers: Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett, Christopher Wheeldon
Composer: Leonard Bernstein
Cast: Tristan Dyer, Bennet Gartside, Steven McRae, Laura Morera, Barry Wordsworth
The Royal Ballet performs a mixed program of three ballets celebrating the centenary year of composer Leonard Bernstein's birth.
More Information: Royal Opera House

MACBETH
U.S. Broadcast Date: Select dates April 25 – May 25, 2018
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Royal Opera House, London
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Cast: Željko Lučić, Anna Netrebko, Antonio Pappano
The Royal Opera performs Verdi's opera based on the Shakespeare tragedy.
More Information: Royal Opera House

CENDRILLON
U.S. Broadcast Date: April 28, 2018 (Encore broadcast: May 2)
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Laurent Pelly
Composer: Jules Massenet
Cast: Stephanie Blythe, Alice Coote, Joyce DiDonato, Kathleen Kim, Laurent Naouri
The Metropolitan Opera performs Massenet's opera inspired by the story of Cinderella.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

L'ELISIR D'AMORE
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: April 29, 2018
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Bartlett Sher
Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Cast: Ildebrando D'Arcangelo, Davide Luciano, Matthew Polenzani, Pretty Yende
The Metropolitan Opera performs Donizetti's comic opera about a young villager who attempts to use a love potion to woo the woman he loves.
More Information: Great Performances

LA BOHÈME
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: May 20, 2018
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Cast: Michael Fabiano, Alexey Lavrov, Lucas Meachem, Susanna Phillips, Matthew Rose, Sonya Yoncheva
The Metropolitan Opera performs Puccini's opera about love among young artists in Paris.
More Information: Great Performances

MANON
U.S. Broadcast Date: Select dates May 24 – June 24, 2018
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Royal Opera House, London
Choreographer: Kenneth MacMillan
Composer: Jules Massenet
Cast: Gary Avis, Ryoichi Hirano, Sarah Lamb, Itziar Mendizabal, Vadim Muntagirov, Martin Yates
The Royal Ballet performs a ballet based on the novel Manon Lescaut, set to a selection of compositions by Massenet.
More Information: Royal Opera House

COPPÉLIA
U.S. Broadcast Date: June 10, 2018
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Choreographer: Sergei Vikharev after Marius Petipa and Enrico Cecchetti
Composer: Léo Delibes
Cast: TBA
The Bolshoi Ballet performs the classic comic ballet about a mad inventor who creates a life-like doll.
More Information: Bolshoi Ballet

TOSCA
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: June 15, 2018
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: David McVicar
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Cast: Vittorio Grigolo, Bryn Terfel, Sonya Yoncheva
The Metropolitan Opera performs Puccini's opera about a painter who runs afoul of the Chief of Police, and the singer who tries to save him.
More Information: Great Performances

SWAN LAKE
U.S. Broadcast Date: Select dates July 3 – August 3, 2018
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Royal Opera House, London
Choreographers: Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Composer: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Cast: TBA
The Royal Ballet performs the classic ballet about a prince who falls in love with a swan who turned into a beautiful woman.
More Information: Royal Opera House

SEMIRAMIDE
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: July 8, 2018
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: John Copley
Composer: Gioachino Rossini
Cast: Ildar Abdrazakov, Javier Camarena, Elizabeth DeShong, Ryan Speedo Green, Angela Meade
The Metropolitan Opera performs Rossini's bel canto opera about the murderous Queen of Babylon.
More Information: Great Performances

COSÌ FAN TUTTE
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: July 29, 2018
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Phelim McDermott
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Cast: Ben Bliss, Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Christopher Maltman, Kelli O'Hara, Adam Plachetka
The Metropolitan Opera performs Mozart's comic opera set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island.
More Information: Great Performances

LUISA MILLER
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: August 12, 2018
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Elijah Moshinsky
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Cast: Piotr Beczala, Dmitry Belosselskiy, Plácido Domingo, Olesya Petrova, Alexander Vinogradov, Sonya Yoncheva
The Metropolitan Opera performs Verdi's tragic opera of fatherly love.
More Information: Great Performances

CENDRILLON
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: September 9, 2018
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Laurent Pelly
Composer: Jules Massenet
Cast: Stephanie Blythe, Alice Coote, Joyce DiDonato, Kathleen Kim, Laurent Naouri
The Metropolitan Opera performs Massenet's opera inspired by the story of Cinderella.
More Information: Great Performances

AIDA
U.S. Broadcast Date: October 6, 2018
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Sonja Frisell
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Cast: Anna Netrebko, Anita Rachvelishvili, Aleksandrs Antonenko
The Metropolitan Opera performs Verdi's opera set in ancient Egypt.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

SAMSON ET DALILA
U.S. Broadcast Date: October 20, 2018
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Darko Tresnjak
Composer: Camille Saint-Saëns
Cast: Roberto Alagna, Elīna Garanča
The Metropolitan Opera performs Saint-Saëns' opera based on the biblical story of Samson and Delila.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST
U.S. Broadcast Date: October 27, 2018
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Giancarlo del Monaco
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Cast: Eva-Maria Westbroek, Jonas Kaufmann, Željko Lučić
The Metropolitan Opera performs Puccini's romantic epic of the Wild West.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

MARNIE
U.S. Broadcast Date: November 10, 2018
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Michael Mayer
Composer: Nico Muhly
Cast: Isabel Leonard, Christopher Maltman
The Metropolitan Opera performs Muhly's new opera based on Winston Graham's novel about a mysterious young woman who assumes multiple identities.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

LA TRAVIATA
U.S. Broadcast Date: December 15, 2018
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Michael Mayer
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Cast: Diana Damrau, Juan Diego Flórez, Quinn Kelsey
The Metropolitan Opera performs Verdi's opera about a courtesan's tragic sacrifice for love.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

ORPHÉE ET EURYDICE
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: 2018
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Lyric Opera House, Chicago
Director: John Neumeier
Composer: Christoph Willibald Gluck
Cast: Andriana Chuchman, Dmitry Korchak, Lauren Snouffer
A Great Performances broadcast of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Joffrey Ballet production of Gluck's opera about a poet who travels to the Underwold to bring his love back to life.
More Information: Great Performances

ADRIANA LECOUVREUR
U.S. Broadcast Date: January 12, 2019
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: David McVicar
Composer: Francesco Cilea
Cast: Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczała, Anita Rachvelishvili, Ambrogio Maestri
The Metropolitan Opera performs Cilea's opera inspired by the relationship between French actor Adrienne Lecouvreur and soldier Maurice de Saxe.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

CARMEN
U.S. Broadcast Date: February 2, 2019
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Richard Eyre
Composer: Georges Bizet
Cast: Clémentine Margaine, Roberto Alagna
The Metropolitan Opera performs Bizet's opera about a soldier who falls in love with a gypsy woman.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT
U.S. Broadcast Date: March 2, 2019
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Laurent Pelly
Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Cast: Javier Camarena, Pretty Yende, Maurizio Muraro, Stephanie Blythe
The Metropolitan Opera performs Donizetti's opera about an orphan girl raised by an army regiment.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

DIE WALKÜRE
U.S. Broadcast Date: March 30, 2019
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Giancarlo del Monaco
Composer: Richard Wagner
Cast: Christine Goerke, Stuart Skelton, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Greer Grimsley
The Metropolitan Opera performs the second opera from Wagner's Ring cycle.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES
U.S. Broadcast Date: May 11, 2019
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: John Dexter
Composer: Francis Poulenc
Cast: Isabel Leonard, Karita Mattila
The Metropolitan Opera performs Poulenc's opera inspired by the martyrdom of 16 Carmelite nuns in 1794.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

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