The Metropolitan Opera Celebrates Thanksgiving With a Week of Family Drama

Opera   The Metropolitan Opera Celebrates Thanksgiving With a Week of Family Drama
The Nightly Met Streams series continues with Elektra, Lucia di Lammermoor, and more titles about clashing clans.
Pieczonka, left, with Nina Stemme, in last year’s Met <i>Elektra</i>
Pieczonka, left, with Nina Stemme, in last year’s Met Elektra Marty Sohl / Met Opera

Get an extra helping of family drama this week, courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera. For the Thanksgiving Week edition of its Nightly Met Streams series, the New York institution is offering seven titles that put clashing clans, sibling rivalry, and mama drama center stage.

The lineup includes performances capturing a spectrum of complicated mother relationships, including Il Trovatore, Marnie, Hamlet, and, on Thanksgiving Day, Elektra. Later on, catch Lucia di Lammermoor, Die Walküre, and Simon Boccanegra.

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

November 23: Verdi’s Il Trovatore
Starring Sondra Radvanovsky, Dolora Zajick, Marcelo Álvarez, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky, conducted by Marco Armiliato. Originally broadcast April 30, 2011.

Gabriel Gurevich, Isabel Leonard, and Denyce Graves Ken Howard / Met Opera

November 24: Nico Muhly’s Marnie
Starring Isabel Leonard, Iestyn Davies, and Christopher Maltman, conducted by Roberto Spano. Originally broadcast November 10, 2018.

November 25: Thomas’ Hamlet
Starring Marlis Petersen, Jennifer Larmore, Simon Keenlyside, and James Morris, conducted by Louis Langrée. Originally broadcast March 27, 2010.

November 26: Strauss’ Elektra
Starring Nina Stemme, Adrianne Pieczonka, Waltraud Meier, and Eric Owens, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen. Originally broadcast April 30, 2016.

November 27: Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor
Starring Natalie Dessay, Joseph Calleja, Ludovic Tézier, and Kwangchul Youn, conducted by Patrick Summers. Originally broadcast March 19, 2011.

November 28: Wagner’s Die Walküre
Starring Christine Goerke, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Jamie Barton, Stuart Skelton, Greer Grimsley, and Günther Groissböck, conducted by Philippe Jordan. Originally broadcast March 30, 2019.

November 29: Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra
Starring Kiri Te Kanawa, Plácido Domingo, Vladimir Chernov, and Robert Lloyd, conducted by James Levine. Originally broadcast January 26, 1995.

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