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.

CARMEN
U.S. Broadcast Date: July 28, 2021
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Richard Eyre
Composer: Georges Bizet
Cast: Elīna Garanča, Roberto Alagna
The Metropolitan Opera performs Bizet's opera about a soldier who falls in love with a gypsy woman. Filmed in 2010.
More Information: Fathom Events

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
U.S. Broadcast Date: August 1, 2021
Genre: Ballet
Theatre: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Choreographer: Yuri Grigorovich
Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Cast: Olga Smirnova, Semyon Chudin, Yulia Stepanova, Alexei Loparevich
The Bolshoi Ballet performs the ballet about a princess who falls under a curse that can only be broken by a prince's kiss. Filmed in 2017.
More Information: Fathom Events

TOSCA
U.S. Broadcast Date: August 4, 2021
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: David McVicar
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Cast: Sonya Yoncheva, Vittorio Grigolo, Željko Lučić
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. Filmed in 2018.
More Information: Fathom Events

BORIS GODUNOV
U.S. Broadcast Date: October 9, 2021
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Stephen Wadsworth
Composer: Modest Mussorgsky
Cast: René Pape
The Metropolitan Opera performs Mussorgsky's opera about the tortured Russian tsar.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES
U.S. Broadcast Date: October 23, 2021
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
The Metropolitan Opera performs Blanchard's opera based on on Charles M. Blow's memoir.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

EURYDICE
U.S. Broadcast Date: December 4, 2021
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
The Metropolitan Opera performs Aucoin's open based on Sarah Ruhl's 2003 play.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

CINDERELLA
U.S. Broadcast Date: January 1, 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
The Metropolitan Opera performs a new 90-minute English adaptation of Massenet's opera.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

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

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
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

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

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, Tomlinson
The Metropolitan Opera performs Dean's opera based on the Shakespeare play.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera


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