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Classic Arts News The Met Continues Its 2-Week, Centuries-Spanning Tour of Opera
The Metropolitan Opera’s Nightly Met Streams series offers a chronological celebration of classic and contemporary titles.
The cast of The Exterminating Angel at the Metropolitan Opera.
The cast of The Exterminating Angel at the Metropolitan Opera. Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera is covering nearly 300 years of opera in weeks 34 and 35 of its Nightly Met Streams Series, presenting a free, chronologically ordered curation of 14 titles.

The lineup began November 2 with Handel’s Rodelinda, first performed in 1725. By November 15, the Met will stream one of its most contemporary titles: Thomas Adès’ The Exterminating Angel, which premiered in 2016.

Week 2 starts Monday with a double bill of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta / Bartók’sBluebeard’s Castle. Viewers can also work their way through such composers as Strauss, Puccini, Berg, Britten, and Philip Glass.

The free streams are available starting at 7:30 PM ET each night at for 23 hours each. Check out the complete schedule below.

November 2: Handel’s Rodelinda
Starring Renée Fleming, Stephanie Blythe, Andreas Scholl, Iestyn Davies, Joseph Kaiser, and Shenyang, conducted by Harry Bicket. Originally broadcast December 3, 2011.

November 3: Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice
Starring Danielle de Niese, Heidi Grant Murphy, and Stephanie Blythe, conducted by James Levine. Originally broadcast January 24, 2009.

November 4: Mozart’s Idomeneo
Starring Elza van den Heever, Nadine Sierra, Alice Coote, Matthew Polenzani, and Alan Opie, conducted by James Levine. Originally broadcast March 25, 2017.

November 5: Rossini’s Semiramide
Starring Angela Meade, Elizabeth DeShong, Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green, conducted by Maurizio Benini. Originally broadcast March 10, 2018.

November 6: Verdi’s La Forza del Destino
Starring Leontyne Price, Giuseppe Giacomini, Leo Nucci, and Bonaldo Giaiotti, conducted by James Levine. Originally broadcast March 24, 1984.

November 7: Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette
Starring Anna Netrebko, Roberto Alagna, Nathan Gunn, and Robert Lloyd, conducted by Plácido Domingo. Originally broadcast December 15, 2007.

November 8: Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Starring Annette Dasch, Johan Botha, Paul Appleby, and Michael Volle, conducted by James Levine. Originally broadcast December 13, 2014.

November 9: Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta / Bartók’sBluebeard’s Castle
Starring Anna Netrebko and Piotr Beczała in Iolanta, and Nadja Michael and Mikhail Petrenko in Bluebeard’s Castle, conducted by Valery Gergiev. Originally broadcast February 14, 2015.

November 10: Strauss’s Salome
Starring Karita Mattila, Ildikó Komlósi, Kim Begley, Joseph Kaiser, and Juha Uusitalo, conducted by Patrick Summers. Originally broadcast October 11, 2008.

November 11: Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West
Starring Deborah Voigt, Marcello Giordani, and Lucio Gallo, conducted by Nicola Luisotti. Originally broadcast January 8, 2011.

November 12: Berg’s Lulu
Starring Marlis Petersen, Susan Graham, Daniel Brenna, Paul Groves, Johan Reuter, and Franz Grundheber, conducted by Lothar Koenigs. Originally broadcast November 21, 2015.

November 13: Britten’s Peter Grimes
Starring Patricia Racette, Anthony Dean Griffey, and Anthony Michaels-Moore, conducted by Donald Runnicles. Originally broadcast March 15, 2008.

November 14: Philip Glass’s Akhnaten
Starring Dísella Lárusdóttir, J’Nai Bridges, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Aaron Blake, Will Liverman, Richard Bernstein, and Zachary James, conducted by Karen Kamensek. Originally broadcast November 23, 2019.

November 15: Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel
Starring Audrey Luna, Amanda Echalaz, Sally Matthews, Sophie Bevan, Alice Coote, Christine Rice, Iestyn Davies, Joseph Kaiser, Frédéric Antoun, David Portillo, David Adam Moore, Rod Gilfry, Kevin Burdette, Christian Van Horn, and John Tomlinson, conducted by Thomas Adès. Originally broadcast November 18, 2017.

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