Schedule of Upcoming Live Opera and Ballet Broadcasts | Playbill

Classic Arts Features Schedule of Upcoming Live Opera and Ballet Broadcasts
 
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.

JEWELS
U.S. Broadcast Date: January 23, 2022
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Choreographer: George Balanchine
Composers: Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky, and Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Cast: TBA
The Bolshoi Ballet performs Balanchine's triptych of ballets inspired by Paris, New York, and St. Petersburg.
More Information: Fathom Events

RIGOLETTO
U.S. Broadcast Date: January 29, 2022
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Bartlett Sher
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Cast: Quinn Kelsey, Rosa Feola, Piotr Beczała
The Metropolitan Opera performs Verdi's opera about a court jester who is desperate to protect his daughter.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

BORIS GUDUNOV
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: February 6, 2022
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Stephen Wadsworth
Composer: Modest Mussorgsky
Cast: René Pape
 A Great Performances broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera production of Mussorgsky's opera about the tortured Russian tsar.
More Information: PBS

EURYDICE

Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: March 6, 2022
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Mary Zimmerman
Composer: Matthew Aucoin
Cast: Erin Morley, Joshua Hopkins, Jakub Józef Orliński, Nathan Berg, Barry Banks
A Great Performan broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera production of Aucoin's open based on Sarah Ruhl's 2003 play.
More Information: PBS

SWAN LAKE
U.S. Broadcast Date: March 6, 2022
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Choreographer: Yuri Grigorovich
Composer: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Cast: Olga Smirnova, Jacopo Tissi
An encore presentation of The Bolshoi Ballet performing the ballet about a prince who falls in love with a woman who is under a spell that turns her into a swan. Filmed in 2020.
More Information: Fathom Events

ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
U.S. Broadcast Date: March 12, 2022
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Elijah Moshinsky
Composer: Richard Strauss
Cast: Lise Davidsen, Isabel Leonard, Brenda Rae, Brandon Jovanovich, Thomas Allen
The Metropolitan Opera performs Strauss' opera-within-an-opera.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

DON CARLOS
U.S. Broadcast Date: March 26, 2022
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: David McVicar
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Cast: Matthew Polenzani, Sonya Yoncheva, Elīna Garanča, Günther Groissböck, John Relyea, Étienne Dupuis
The Metropolitan Opera performs Verdi's opera of doomed love, set against the backdrop of the Spanish Inquisition.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: April 1, 2022
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Directors: James Robinson and Camille A. Brown
Composer: Terence Blanchard
Cast: Will Liverman, Angel Blue, Latonia Moore
A Great Performances broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera production of Blanchard's opera based on Charles M. Blow's memoir.
More Information: PBS

THE PHARAOH'S DAUGHTER
U.S. Broadcast Date: May 1, 2022
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Choreographer: Pierre Lacotte
Composer: Cesare Pugni
Cast: TBA
The Bolshoi Ballet performs Pugni's ballet set in Egypt.
More Information: Fathom Events

TURANDOT
U.S. Broadcast Date: May 7, 2022
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Cast: Anna Netrebko, Yonghoon Lee, Michelle Bradley, Ferruccio Furlanetto
The Metropolitan Opera performs Puccini's opera about a cold-hearted princess, and the bold prince determined to win her love.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

CINDERELLA
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: May 8, 2022
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Laurent Pelly
Composer: Jules Massenet
Cast: Isabel Leonard, Emily D’Angelo, Jessica Pratt, Stephanie Blythe, Laurent Naouri
A Great Performances broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera's new 90-minute English adaptation of Massenet's opera.
More Information: PBS

LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
U.S. Broadcast Date: May 21, 2022
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Simon Stone
Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Cast: Nadine Sierra, Javier Camarena, Artur Ruciński, Matthew Rose
The Metropolitan Opera performs Donizetti's opera about a bride who is driven to madness.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

HAMLET
U.S. Broadcast Date: June 4, 2022
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Neil Armfield
Composer: Brett Dean
Cast: Allan Clayton, Brenda Rae, Sarah Connolly, Rod Gilfry, John Tomlinson
The Metropolitan Opera performs Dean's opera based on the Shakespeare play.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

RIGOLETTO
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: June 17, 2022
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Bartlett Sher
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Cast: Quinn Kelsey, Rosa Feola, Piotr Beczała
A Great Performances broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera production of Verdi's opera about a court jester who is desperate to protect his daughter.
More Information: PBS

ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: July 3, 2022
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Elijah Moshinsky
Composer: Richard Strauss
Cast: Lise Davidsen, Isabel Leonard, Brenda Rae, Brandon Jovanovich, Thomas Allen
A Great Performances broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera production of Strauss' opera-within-an-opera.
More Information: PBS

DON CARLOS
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: August 7, 2022
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: David McVicar
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Cast: Matthew Polenzani, Sonya Yoncheva, Elīna Garanča, Günther Groissböck, John Relyea, Étienne Dupuis
A Great Performances broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera production of Verdi's opera of doomed love, set against the backdrop of the Spanish Inquisition.
More Information: PBS

TURANDOT
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: September 4, 2022
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Cast: Anna Netrebko, Yonghoon Lee, Michelle Bradley, Ferruccio Furlanetto
A Great Performances broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera production of Puccini's opera about a cold-hearted princess, and the bold prince determined to win her love.
More Information: PBS

LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: October 2, 2022
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Simon Stone
Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Cast: Nadine Sierra, Javier Camarena, Artur Ruciński, Matthew Rose
A Great Performances broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera production of Donizetti's opera about a bride who is driven to madness.
More Information: PBS

HAMLET
Channel: PBS
U.S. Broadcast Date: November 6, 2022
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Neil Armfield
Composer: Brett Dean
Cast: Allan Clayton, Brenda Rae, Sarah Connolly, Rod Gilfry, John Tomlinson
A Great Performances broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera production of Dean's opera based on the Shakespeare play.
More Information: PBS

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