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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.

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

TURANDOT
U.S. Broadcast Date: May 7, 2022
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Cast: Liudmyla Monastyrska, Yonghoon Lee, Ermonela Jaho, 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: Liudmyla Monastyrska, Yonghoon Lee, Ermonela Jaho, 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

MEDEA
U.S. Broadcast Date: October 22, 2022
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: David McVicar
Composer: Luigi Cherubini
Cast: Sondra Radvanovsky, Matthew Polenzani, Janai Brugger, Michele Pertusi, Ekaterina Gubanova
The Metropolitan Opera performs Cherubini's opera based on the Greek tragedy.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

LA TRAVIATA
U.S. Broadcast Date: November 5, 2022
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Michael Mayer
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Cast: Nadine Sierra, Stephen Costello, Luca Salsi
The Metropolitan Opera performs Verdi's opera about a courtesan's tragic sacrifice for love.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

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

THE HOURS
U.S. Broadcast Date: December 10, 2022
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Phelim McDermott
Composer: Kevin Puts
Cast: Renée Fleming, Kelli O'Hara, Joyce DiDonato
The Metropolitan Opera performs the world premiere of Puts's opera based on Michael Cunningham's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

FEDORA
U.S. Broadcast Date: January 14, 2023
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: David McVicar
Composer: Umberto Giordano
Cast: Sonya Yoncheva, Piotr Beczała, Rosa Feola, Artur Ruciński
The Metropolitan Opera performs Giordano's opera about a Russian princess who falls in love with her fiancé's murderer.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

LOHENGRIN
U.S. Broadcast Date: March 18, 2023
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: François Girard
Composer: Richard Wagner
Cast: Piotr Beczała, Tamara Wilson, Christine Goerke, Evgeny Nikitin, Günther Groissböck
The Metropolitan Opera performs Wagner's opera about the heroic Knight of the Grail.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

FALSTAFF
U.S. Broadcast Date: April 1, 2023
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Robert Carsen
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Cast: Michael Volle, Hera Hyesang Park, Ailyn Pérez, Jennifer Johnson Cano, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Bogdan Volkov, Christopher Maltman
The Metropolitan Opera performs Verdi's opera based on Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

DER ROSENKAVALIER
U.S. Broadcast Date: April 15, 2023
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Robert Carsen
Composer: Richard Strauss
Cast: Lise Davidsen, Isabel Leonard, Erin Morley, Günther Groissböck, Markus Brück
The Metropolitan Opera performs Strauss's opera about an aristocratic young man who is torn between two women.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

CHAMPION
U.S. Broadcast Date: April 29, 2023
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: James Robinson
Composer: Terence Blanchard
Cast: Ryan Speedo Green, Eric Owens, Latonia Moore, Stephanie Blythe
The Metropolitan Opera performs Blanchard's opera about a young boxer who rises from obscurity to become a world champion.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

DON GIOVANNI
U.S. Broadcast Date: May 20, 2023
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Ivo van Hove
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Cast: Peter Mattei, Adam Plachetka, Federica Lombardi, Ana María Martínez, Ying Fang, Ben Bliss
The Metropolitan Opera performs Mozart's opera based on the legend of seducer Don Juan.
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE
U.S. Broadcast Date: June 3, 2023
Genre: Opera
Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Director: Simon McBurney
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Cast: Erin Morley, Lawrence Brownlee, Thomas Oliemans, Kathryn Lewek, Stephen Milling
The Metropolitan Opera performs Mozart's opera about a noble prince on a quest to rescue a maiden
More Information: The Metropolitan Opera

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